I learned a hard lesson yesterday. And, to make matters weirder, I learned it right here.
Yes, you learn things about yourself when blogging. And, unfortunately, you learn them in publc. Actually, I think learning things in public is my destiny. And no, I’m not particularly happy about that, but I’ve tried the other way and it doesn’t seem to work.
Here’s what I learned:
Just coz you can write pretty doesn’t mean that you make sense.
Sometimes you still need to WAIT before you send.
Or make big decisions based on what you think is true..
But do you know the even better bit of that lesson?
There’s forgiveness. And grace. And mercy. And favour. And love. And we can move on and forgive ourselves and not think that we’re the stupidest people that ever set foot on the planet, and we’re not sixteen any more, so instead of our friends thinking “Ewww, how on earth did she manage to do something so STUPID?” they’re thinking “Oh man. I do that too.”
And…here’s another lesson that I’m learning right here, right now, today, on my own blog:
That is WHY some of us are destined to learn and fail and grow and make mistakes in public. It helps all the people who want so much to stay private to know that they’re not alone. And that, my friend, is what it’s all about.