Questions & Answers Christine September 16, 2013 Just Thoughts, Life Happens Did you know that I’ve been writing this blog for a year and a half? And in that time I wrote less than a handful of personal posts. Personal posts without a crafty agenda. In the last year and a half I’ve diligently tried to ignore my opinions, ideas, emotions, and randomness, all for the sake of being true to the blog’s DIY subtitle. I’ve watched other bloggers emotionally vomit onto their blog and in some ways I envy that, umm, vomit. I want to say more. I want my readers to know more of my heart. I want you to decide if you want more of me rather than censoring myself. I’ve spent much of my intellectual energy examining the pros and cons of being more me and just a little less DIY. I thought about changing the name of the blog. I’ve thought about starting another blog. I’ve thought about leaving the blog as is. I haven’t made a decision. But I suppose by the very fact that this post is live tells you I’ve decided one thing. I need to say more. I started my post Army career helping women in crisis all the while I was working through my own crisis. To say I’d lost some passion along the way would be an understatement. Maybe I should just write a book. Big Daddy is a 5 time author and believes that I have a great book inside me. I’ve wanted to take that step but I knew I wasn’t ready. I’m getting closer to ready though. I’ll be meeting with a new mentoring client this week. I cannot tell you how satisfying it is to watch women find themselves, find God, find healing, find love again in their marriage. I can’t believe I get to be a part of that. My life isn’t at all what I thought it would be and it isn’t what I wanted it to be. Thank God I don’t always get what I want. Jaclyn B I would love to hear more personal stories and day to day life…personally thats what keeps me coming back to the blogs I love. I feel like I start to “know” that person, follow their life all while never actually meeting them. Kinda strange, but I think that is what sparks that connection – learning more about the person behind the blog. You have a great knack for writing. I love that you don’t necessarily always have “it all together” and you openly admit that. Because nobody has it all together all the time, although when you only see the best of the best on a blog that is what you start to imagine that person’s life is like. So if you feel the need/desire for sharing more I’m all for it! Life is about growing and changing and learning. I’m happy to be along for the ride! ccleahy Jacks, love you. Thanks for being so supportive! JB Your blog is outstanding…. wether crafty or personal…. it is the one blog I aways look forward to reading… keep up the great work!!!! We love it….. ccleahy Wow! I had no idea you felt this way! Thanks so much for taking the time to tell me!