I immediately responded to her email and asked was there something that I had done wrong. I thought maybe she was being bombarded with emails—blogs, SPAM, etc. However, she wasn’t. She said that my posts were becoming too personal.
“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen,” says Dr. Brene Brown.
I learned something from the exchange I had with my longtime acquaintance:
1. Perhaps my posts are becoming more personal. I am not the same person that I was when I began blogging a couple of years ago. I don’t think that I’m the same as I was a year ago this time.
2. I don’t want everything I write to come from someone else’s work. In order for that to happen, I must become vulnerable and I open myself up to you.
3. As I said last week, I am who I am. I have experienced a lot during my 46 years on this earth. Some of you are going to like and identify with my work, and some of you will not. That’s understandable, and I am comfortable with it.
4. Just because I am opening up doesn't mean it is easy. It is a journey.
What do you think? Are you enjoying my posts? I’d love to hear from you.