My husband says I’m an oversharer by nature. I talk a lot and share a lot, I admit, because I think sharing and talking are the best ways to stay humble and open to discovering parts of myself, my true story in others. So, I share in real life and online. I share. From DIY facials gone wrong to Facebook friends, I talk a lot.
But, I also keep some things private, too. The things that affect others in my life, the things that would likely not make sense to others, the things that I sometimes don’t make sense to me. Those things I keep to myself. I keep them, not because I want to hide things, but because in sharing and talking it’s sometimes best to think first. No, wait, it’s always best to think first. So, if I have a fight with a friend, for instance, and I’m very upset about the fight, I won’t blog about it, I won’t talk about to everyone, not because I’m being dishonest, but, I’ve learned that fresh wounds need to heal first.
Keeping something sacred. My marriage is sacred. My children are sacred. My heart is sacred.
When talking about these things, I always make sense of things first, then talk. I always choose my words carefully because I know that words are power and the words I choose to say (online or in real life) once released from my lips are open to others’ interpretation, judgments, etc.
Hmm. I have no idea why I decided to write about this today, but I think it has something to do with the fact that I have been reading some really personal, really heavy stuff online that have made me reflect on what I share.
So, to sum things up, I share a lot because that’s my nature. I’m a private person, but if you ask me, I’ll likely tell you almost anything. And I mean that seriously. I’m not a guarded person. But, I do keep some stuff (like 15.000001%) for myself.
What do you share and not share online? Are there any topics that are off-limits for discussion in the lives you lead either online or offline?