When blogging about my life, my family and friends sometimes guest star. I remain as vague as possible to avoid calling anyone out. However when one’s descriptions become too indistinct, anyone thinks I’m talking about them! Someone recently explained away their behavior to me, responding to a previous blog post and I immediately stopped them mid-word saying “That post wasn’t about you.” I want to still mention significant people and occurrences because this blog follows me wandering through my real life. I don’t want anyone to become disgruntled, so I present my disclaimer.
This blog is based on a true story, but… only the parts I control. In 99% of the cases, I cite real interactions that caused me to wander down a different train of thought for a bit, but to illustrate my reaction to the behavior. It’s not about the person that I aimlessly followed. For me, the goal remains trying to make sense of the world around me, and figure out my place in it.
I refuse to lash out at, vent about, or get mean towards people online. That usually that speaks more volumes about the big blog meanie than the person they’re bashing. I hate to assume (you know what that says…) that I know what motivates others or how someone’s story reads. My goal is to get in my head, not theirs.
Today, while badly singing the title jingle, I turned it back on myself realizing that this philosophy should be something for me to consider as well. I’ve overheard conversations and “just knew” that I was the center of (the universe?!) discussion but when the truth comes out who winds up with egg on their face? Maybe paranoid better defined my sentiments, rather than vain?! Lesson learned – it’s not always about me, or you.
My blog doesn’t serve the purpose to call people out, nor bash anyone (like calling people vain – I couldn’t help it, the song rewrote itself while reverberating in my head). I consider you all gifts and all of our moments treasures! If I want to share my thoughts on what make you so amazing, it’ll be while sitting face-to-face, not on my blog.