Editing this to say that it’s not that I’m being beat up emotionally right now, it’s more that I have seen some meanness around, and it hurts my heart to see it happen to anyone. So, this is for any of you who feel like you’re being attacked right now. I want to try to balance out some of the meanness out there by telling you that you are important. I didn’t mean this to be a waaaaaah poor-me post, so please don’t take it like that.
I didn’t used to get this blogging thing.
Why the heck does someone blog?
I mean, isn’t it weird to talk about your life to people you don’t know?
But, then, I got it.
Blog friends are real.
They listen. They laugh with you and cry with you.
They rally in support of a fellow blogger’s difficult time, like with Mission Monkey.
If you are very lucky, you have friends like this in real life, too. I have Angie at In My Own Little Corner, whom I’ve known since we were four. She gets me and lets me be me without judging.
But, really, she’s been the only one in real life to do so. Including my family. Who is here right now visiting.
But, in blog land? I can’t even begin to list the friends I have made here. Who listen and care and forgive me for having a bad day or a busy week. I suck as a blog visitor this week. New around here? That’s not like me.
I could make a long list of those of you whom I feel so close to. And some new friends that I already feel such a connection to. But, I worry that it would take me all day to list all of you and that I might accidentally leave someone off the list. And I would feel bad about that forever.
But, you know who you are. And yes, I’m talking to you.
I know I’m being really emotional and probably slightly crazy right now. Hubs would probably tell me that I’m being gay, because he’s all politically correct like that.
Maybe it’s PMS. I think I have PMS 3 weeks out of every month.
Or maybe it’s just that I’ve seen some ugliness recently- in the blog world and irl, where people are tearing each other down. And blowing people off, saying they aren’t important.
But, you are important.
We will return you to your regularly-scheduled sarcastic and light-hearted Shell tomorrow. This has been a test of the emergency emotional breakdown system.