I like blogging.
It's like a public diary that people read.
You kind of can get to know a lot about a person
based on how they write
what they write about.
I don't write about much,
at least not lately.
I write about life,
moving, military spouses,
having children, and sometimes for fun I'll throw a recipe
or something like that in there.
I got some good hate email today.
It was interesting
well... I didn't know people hated me
or cared enough to tell me so.
I'm a horrible person by putting things out there,
I'm going to ruin my husband's military career,
I shouldn't be partial to one military branch over any of the others
and then the kicker was that I should stop whoring around
take care of my family.
I found it amusing at best,
but the laughter quickly turned to anger
and then fear...
who is this person with the gall to email me like this?
Is blogging really a safe outlet now?
Should I stop?
I put my all into this blog.
All of me.
Because it's what I do.
I'm on a desert island with no friends
hell, I can count all of my close friends on one hand.
I'm extremely shy.
I don't like being around a bunch of people,
as it completely drains me.
I'm really intuitive
and I have a
very low bullshit tolerance meter
which isn't conducive
to making friends either.
So I talk here.
Where over 700 of my friends will listen
will give advice,
will cry with me,
laugh with me,
experience life with me.
I used to wonder about getting hate mail
what I would do about it.
I now realize that it's not fun, nor funny.
So to this email I just shrug
and say to that person,
if you don't like me
the move on.
I'm not asking you to stick around
critique my life.
I do it enough already,
so your ASSistance really isn't needed.