There are times in your life when you have something that happens that you wish you could share to the most important person, but they are no longer here. My mum was that person. Now I have this blog where I share things. Sometimes it feels like I am blowing my own trumpet and other times I feel like I am writing about pity. But it is far from either of these two things.
I write here because it is a safe place to share my voice. (I know it is a little random to have a place which is open to the world that feels so safe; that is blogging). This is a place to share the real. You know those real life things that we bury, or never really face. Or things we wish we could shout out to the world, with a big jump in the air. This is it. This is my place. This is your place.
Yesterday, as you know I was in the best children's fashion magazine in Australia, and it was always a dream of mine, and now I am there. I truly am there, and it feels surreal. And oh so awesome. (That is my shout out, and big jump in the air). This is my proud moment, that I wish I could share.
I also had the top 50 bloggers cocktail party and it was such a great night meeting amazing, and inspirational bloggers. As you know, I have to do a blog post to hopefully make it to the top 5. This post needs to be on "drive." I have written two blog posts, and they are saved as drafts. I have one I was going to post that is a little inspirational, I guess, and another that is very raw, and very inspirational(?). I was scared to share the raw. And after last night, I am not so scared.
Being here, and writing here, is not about pity, it is not about patting myself on the back, or blowing my own trumpet. It is about using my voice, and not being scared to share. It is about hopefully touching you all in some way. Somedays I won't even make you laugh, and somedays you won't cry, and somedays you won't feel anything. But these days that you feel nothing, someone out there, even if it is one person will feel something. I think that is enough. I believe you can change one person's life.
When you see my post, it is not pity. It is not about "winning." It is about sharing awareness, and giving hope.