Friday, May 23, 2008
I've been struggling through the blogosphere, well really life, lately... reading others' posts, wondering if we really communicate what we mean when we post, wondering why I post, or rather watching it evolve. It has been evolving because I am using this blog to connect and communicate with my parents in California, thus all the newsy posts with pics. But that's not the whole truth. At core, this had become a place to share what was going on in my head and heart. A place to talk whether anyone listened or not.
But anything much more than "news" has most recently been left off the page because I'm in a stormy place in my life and am not sure how or what to share.
How much information is too much?
How much care must be given in the selection of what is written and what remains unwritten?
It seems inauthentic to post only the news that's fit to print when the other, is at least equally, but far more likely vastly more important in how God is refining and defining me.
Recently God has been giving me the opportunity to deepen several of my relationships. It's SO good and it requires more of me and more of them. Sometimes, it's "easier" to skim, to only know the surface. Knowing things, sharing things changes relationships and rightly so, but skimming is less risky and less challenging.
All I know is that I don't want to stay the same or maintain status quo in my life and my relationships. So I'm wading in...