I've added a new category that I should have filed yesterdays post under: BWH- blogging while hormonal. There should be a great big warning sign so that you don't innocently drop by for some light hearted crafting and find yourself cornered by a whiny, hormonal blogger. (Sorry Amy) First and foremost THANK YOU for being so kind and understanding. I really feel the need to clarify what I was trying to convey. Sometimes I fail miserably at making a point and I think yesterday was one of those times. It came out all sad and whiny, when I had intended to make the observation that many times we think "the grass is greener" when in fact most times it just isn't true. It isn't greener, just a different shade of green. As a child I wished for what I didn't have but as an adult I know I had something much more valuable than any nice house or fancy car, and a family isn't always a mom and a dad, two kids and a two car garage. I had some non-idyllic circumstances in my life but they are experiences I wouldn't trade because they are the layers that make me who I am. With blogging as with so many other situations, you are always going to find someone smarter, prettier, funnier, and if you let yourself make comparisons you can fall into that hole of self doubt and self pity. As much as I try not to, I go there at times, even though I know things are not always as they appear from the outside looking in. Does that make sense? All that said, what I said about feeling different is not the product of hormonal whining. Doesn't everyone to some degree? I think so. I think everyone has a unique set of circumstances that depending on the situation may make them feel removed and like they don't fit. At the same time how good it feels to find others who share many of our experiences and can say "me too". So today, on Gratitude Friday, I'm grateful for all you who spoke up to say "me too", to offer encouragement and share your own experiences with feeling different. I'm grateful that each sunset brings the promise of a better day tomorrow. I know that today is going to be a better day than yesterday. Thank you!!
**The caution sign image was found here.