Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday's Letters!

Honestly, I've been trying to stay away from participating in link ups lately, but I have a wide variety of topics I'd like to touch on, so why not put those thoughts into letter format?  Enjoy...and Happy Friday!  I hope only lucky thinks happen to you on this unlucky day.

Dear Mr. Robinson,
I have missed you so much this week.  Work has been crazy, I've been feeling lonely and down in the dumps, and you weren't around to sing "suck it" with me when the Psych commercial comes on tv.  Life just isn't the same when you are around.  I get lazy.  I eat Easter candy for dinner two nights in a row.  I don't get off the sofa.  I cry over everything and I'm terrified of something  bad happening that will make me a widow.  It's a little morbid, but it's a legitimate fear I have when we are apart.  Especially when you're traveling.  Just...come home safe to me today?  I love you too much to be without you, even if it's just for three days.  Sleeping with a body pillow just isn't the same as snuggling with the real thing.  Zombie agrees. 

      

Dear 99 Followers,
Seriously?  99 followers.  It baffles me.  You guys are amazing. Thanks for always reading, always commenting, and bless your hearts for finding me interesting or funny on occasion.  I love connecting with y'all, leaning on each other, and learning from each other.  I don't if people think we're crazy or not...I love the friendships I have in my life because of Blogger - even if my husband does think all of you are probably serial killers plotting my murder, haha.  

Dear Body,
Honestly?  I'm mad at you.  I eat a salad every day.  I gnaw on lettuce and carrots and veggies when I would obviously prefer to eat burgers, pizzas, pastas, etc.  I don't.  I refrain.  And you gain 4 pounds?  Why can't you just be one of those bodies that never gains weight?  Or why can't you just AT LEAST be a body that loses weight when it's treated right?  I give you foods that are GOOD for you.  Couldn't you just, return the favor and shed some weight?  In addition...I'm starting to see the first signs of aging in my face.  It breaks my heart... 

Dear Bloggers Who Let Their IRL Friends & Family Know They Blog & Bloggers Who Keep Their Blogs a Secret,
You may know that I keep my blog a secret from my family and IRL friends.  When I first started blogging, I didn't even tell my husband.  I guess it's been a secret because (1) I didn't really know how to tell people that I'd started blogging and (2) I didn't want people to think I was weird.  I'm starting to feel a little nervous because I have a feeling my family is about to start putting the pieces together.  My mom and sister recently joined Pinterest...and I've pinned things FROM my blog.  I'd hate for them to find my blog that way.  My sister somehow found me on Instagram, even though my name is "mynewwifelife."  I have several blog-friends who have turned into Facebook friends, and I keep waiting on someone to ask me who they are.  How did I become such GOOD friends (suddenly) with a girls from all over America? Not to mention the fact that I'm attending (and helping organize) a Blogger Meet-Up in Charlotte, NC.  It will be hard to explain that away to my family when Charlotte is such a random place for us to go for a 5K.  So...do you guys have any advice for me?  What should I do?  Keep it secret, delete my Pinterest account & maybe create ONE of my blog & ONE for personal life?  That's too complicated..maybe delete Pinterest all together?  
Another thing...I've been considering telling y'all my real name.  And you guys already know my last name...some of you know my first name.  A lot of y'all use your full names on your blog.  Have you ever had any problems?  So many questions...I'd appreciate any advice you guys have to offer!  

Dear God,
Thank you for all of Your tremendous blessings.  I am so undeserving, and Your love brings tears to my eyes - especially when something amazing happens.  Thank You for giving me such a wonderful husband to love me.  Please keep him safe today as he travels.  

So, go link up your letters with Ashley.  She actually responded to one of my comments the other day.  Even though she put on her blog that she can't keep up with responding to all of the comments.  So, yeah, hashtag ballin'!  Haha.  I kid.  Well, not really.  I did feel pretty cool for having the "biggest" blogger I follow respond.  Anyway, go link up your letters!  & think lucky thoughts...Happy Friday the 13th.  Oh...and give me some advice on the whole taking my blog "public" thing!    

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18 comments:

Meg @ Mr.C and Me said...

i think it all depends on your family + friends. will they be supportive? are you saying things on your blog you don't want them to read? i go back and forth about this a lot. sometimes i wish i could blog about everything and say what comes to mind and be super real. but on the other hand, the whole reason i started blogging was to update my friends and family so i wouldn't want to go private or something and close them out just so i could be more "real", bitch about personal problems, or work stuff.. and as i've grown, i realize that it is nice to keep somethings private, somethings just between the husband+i, even though i'm pretty open with my family and friends in real life anyway. :) so i try to stike that balance so i can have the best of both worlds.

Me :) said...

I dont really tell my friends I sometimes just post a link to my blog update to FB... No one ever really asks about it :)

Me :) said...

And now you have made your 100 mark :)

Pamela said...

I just recently told one of my best friends that I blog, ha! Only a few people know still! There are someone that I don't really want to go I blog & read, guess that is why I haven't broadcasted it. But I guess it's ok girl IF they find out, & it's ok if they don't!! I wouldn't delete anything! My husband knows, but doesn't read my little space on the internet (or at least I don't think he does, ha!).

Tamara @ T {times} Three said...

I haven't kept mine a secret, but I don't advertise it. My husband, of course, knows and my in-laws read it every day. My mom will make comments about it, but its obvious that she doesn't "get it"... I would say tell them, or mention it to them... they're likely to not show much interest in it :-) But atleast you would be out in the open!

Bethany Nicole said...

Girl.. let it out. No one in my family thinks it is weird and I am grateful they know. DO IT. :)

Bronwyn @ Our Beautiful Blessings said...

You might be surprised at how supportive people really are. My husband loves that I blog and my aunts & grandparents read my blog as well. They really like it. & it doesn't seem that you have stuff on here that they shouldn't see, so I would say, go ahead and tell your family & friends that you blog. What's the worst that can happen anyway?

Val said...

I keep my blog a secret from my friends and family too. There are maybe 2-3 of my friends who I would feel comfortable telling about my blog, if the conversation ever came up, but I'd really prefer not to have my family ever read it. That would just make me feel super awkward and honestly, I'd probably quit blogging if that happened! Luckily I have 2 technology-inept parents, so the chances of that are slim :-)

Annabelle said...

I too struggle with the idea of sharing with family and friends that I have a blog. I don't really post about them or say bad things. It's just that some would think I am a weirdo! But we really shouldn't worry about what others think. Lord knows that we ALL do though! I created a FB just for my blog but when I did, it started sharing it with everyone that I knew that I might be "someone they know". I immediately figured out how to stop that, but I just know that some people saw that. They started sending requests! Ha! So in the past few weeks, I've debated sharing it on my REAL fb. My husband and my parents both know I blog, I've never kept it a secret. But I have not told a lot of people. Maybe if we share it, there will be a great outcome and more support! I also struggled with sharing my real name on my blog. Honestly, my real name is Anna but a lot of people call me Annabelle, so I went with it. I've never had any issues with sharing my name on the world wide web. If I were you I wouldn't delete pinterest just because your mom and sister might find your blog. Let them know that you have a blog and they might come across it on pinterest. Who knows, they might be your biggest fans! Good luck on whatever you decide to do!

Desiree said...

i used to struggle with letting my friends or family know I'm blogging... Just because I dont like for them to be "that" into my life. But as you know my sister (who isn't realyl my sister but might as well be) started blogging because I was.. I think it could create a potentially positive experience if you were just like, "hey.. i blog! so what?!" and ixnay on the 2 seperate pinterests... you'd lose your mind!!!!!!

Ashley said...

I didn't just come out and tell everyone that I blog but it came up. I never felt the need to keep it secret but sometimes I wish they didn't see every post I did. :) Oh, and my hubby and I have been eating healthier.... he loses 10 pounds and I gain a pound! How is this fair?!

TIffany Gabriel said...

There are a few people in my family that know about my blog and read it every so often. One I'd rather not but thats ok. For me its a great way to keep connected with others since we move alot. But its different for everyone. I guess it would just depend on how you think your family would take it.

Kristen said...

Congratulations on being over 100 followers! You totally deserve it.

Emily Hope said...

You did it!! You made it too 100. Congratulations lady. It's well deserved and more people should know about your lovely space.

I feel like I am dealing with the opposite to you dilemma. I wish my blog was secret. I want to write more freely but there are people from my family, friends, and work that read it so I am limited in what I can talk about. This makes it difficult for me to write about work. Or talk about personal things. You are in a good position where you can reveal it to some if you decide to. But I envy that you have a space where you can be honest without the fear of someone you know reading it.

Autumn Ingram said...

Tyler and I love Psych!
And seriously, I often worry that something is going to happen to Tyler, too....I hate it, but I can't help it. I hope your hubs made it home safe and sound:)
Oh, and I'm following you on instagram now:)

Amie said...

Aw, I hate being alone too :( For now my husband and I move back and forth every 6 months for his job but there's been talk of him just flying out for like 4 days on, 4 days off or something but I would hate that as much as I hate moving so much!
What I've done (regarding your blog) is just tell my family and husband I have a blog, and I gave it to one sister because I felt comfortable with her having it. Other than that I write it off as a personal journal type thing. And I don't link anything to Pinterest, which sucks, but I really like my privacy. Although as much detail as I share, I've been thinking about revealing my face and first name on my blog sometime in the future...if anyone I know IRL stumbled upon my blog and read a few entries, I think they'd know it's me!

And congratulations on OVER 100 followers!!! I have 8 :( Lol

Ryan said...

I just popped over from Annabelle's blog, and I love yours! :)

You might be surprised at how supportive your family/friends might be if you let them in on your secret. From my first post, I shared my blog with my family, and they're some of my best, most devoted readers! (My mom often catches typos for me, lol...) It obviously means that your blog can't be the primary place for you to vent about how much your family/friends annoy you, but from what I can tell, it looks like your blog is about a whole lot more than that anyway. :)

Brandy said...

Love this post! (I especially love the letter to your body, I think those same thoughts all the time!)