Something I struggle with when writing a post for this blog is negativity versus honesty. Where does that fine line start and where does it end?
My goal for this blog has always been to be honest. And at the same time, inspiring. I never wanted these two things for someone else, either. These two requirements were set in stone long before I gained a single follower. Long before I really understood blogging. Long before I even knew what I would write about on a regular basis. I asked these two things of myself because I wanted a place that I could look back on, believe everything I wrote, and be proud that I wrote it. Honesty and inspiration were two things that I knew would allow me to do just that.
But more often than not, I stumble. The line is so thin between being honest about how I feel and being negative that I run circles around them both, only to throw in the towel in the end and walk away from a half-written post. I believe in honesty. I believe in positivity. And I even believe in negativity, but only to a point.
I’m a glass half full kind of person through thick and thin. I don’t regret my mistakes and I don’t hold grudges. I forgive (yet unfortunately don’t forget) each and every person who has wronged me when I’m ready. I think positivity breeds positivity. I’m a firm believer in karma and believe that everything I do, good or bad, will come back to me somehow. I vent until I’m over something and then it becomes a non-issue. I get over things as quickly as they upset me and I move on to live my life peacefully.
But it doesn’t mean that life isn’t rocky sometimes.
And when it does get rocky, I’m not sure how to write about it. I’m not sure how to write it down and not feel like I’m hosting my own pity party for one or trying to gather sympathy. I want to write about the tough times, but I want to walk away from that post knowing that I’m over it, have forgiven myself or someone else, and have moved on. I want to walk away with a lesson learned – be it through my own words or someone else’s. Can that be done?
Do I write about the situation and cope within the post? Do I write about my feelings about the situation, in hopes that I’m being honest with myself, and forgive and forget as soon as I hit publish? I don’t feel like there’s a clear cut answer that works every time. If there is, I’m disappointed I haven’t figured it out yet.
How do you write about life’s less than stellar moments without dwelling too much on the issue at hand?
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