"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."
- Helen Keller
Hey... can I talk to you briefly about something? It’s about this blog. This blog is, as it always has been, about my life. Not all of it of course, but whatever I’m compelled to share, and whatever I’m currently passionate about or occupied with. And right now? Well, we’re kind of in the middle of working our tails off to make a life long dream come true. According to one recently received (and deleted) comment, writing about it makes me a crappy person. It makes me all about “acquisitions” and she is done reading here. There was a lot more to her comment, but that is the gist of it. I am not currently writing about the things she wants me to write about, and that’s a problem for her. (I’m not even sure what to say about that.)
Yes, we’ve worked and saved and even gave up home ownership so we could try to position ourselves for a better life. A life that currently includes an off grid piece of family land in the boonies and a cheap old camper. Just call me Donald Trump.
That wasn’t the part of her comment that truly got my attention though. And I’m trying not to use too many of her words in this post because my heart breaks for her, as out of line as she was. It was the “how lucky for you” type of talk, which tells me there is an undercurrent of wanting on her part. I don’t have the answers to how each of us can fulfill our dreams, but I do know for certain that tearing down another person’s life is not the way to build up your own.
As blog readers, let us remember how this works. Lives grow and evolve, this is normal. We are free to lose interest in a person's blog/story at any time, but we do not need to make such a public display and attack them as we move on. Just go. It's a blog... there is no need to take it so seriously.
This post is a reminder that I will continue to write about whatever is happening in my life, and as is the general course for us humans, through the years I will grow and change. Feel free to come and go as you please; I love having you here but I also get it if your interests no longer align with mine. That's life, there's no reason to lose our cool about it.
And finally, may I ask that if you choose to leave a comment on this post, please do not criticize the person who left the comment. I sense there is already enough pain in her life. If anything, send up a little prayer of love and abundance for her.
Okay, let us carry on.