This morning, I wrote a post that had to do with an experience we had with our oldest daughter in Mexico. My mom called me to tell me she was not happy with the post…
She told me that Bella would not be happy that I wrote that post either. She gave me her reasons why and they were solid. The post I wrote wasn’t negative, but discussed a real life issue that comes up all the time with tweens. My mom asked, “But what if a parent from her class reads it and tells a classmate? She would be so embarrassed.” I don’t think that would happen, but I think my mom is right about Bella’s right to privacy, so I took the post down.
Sometimes when I’m writing it’s hard not to write about certain topics because I’m drawn to writing about things that are the most important to me, and topics that I think others may struggle with or think about too. I’ll have to figure out a different way of writing about personal topics. I can do that. I’ll do a better job of writing about important topics in a way that doesn’t necessarily pin point anyone (children in particular).
Is that a realistic goal? Will that have the same impact? I guess what really matters is how I’m affecting the people or issues that I write about.
I want only good to come from this blog. That’s the whole point really. To be able to honestly discuss things, to open our minds to new ideas, share, and to enable honest conversation in order to make positive changes in the world around us.
I’m not afraid to say I’m a work in progress.
P.S. It’s kind of funny how our parents can still have such a huge influence on us as adults. Thanks, Mom.