(Gal will get the title, I know)
When you’ve been blogging as long as I have (9 years, actually), it’s both interesting and somewhat disheartening to go back and read old entries. Interesting because I can see where I’ve been in my life, woo-journey, Cookie love, politics, losing my mom and goddaughter, etc … and disheartening because I used to be funny and witty and snarky. I feel like now I mostly complain about the things that aren’t the way I want them to be. The snark, she is gone. It’s morphed into whining or whatever.
Okay, it’s true. I rather like to complain (family trait) and inside my head I really am a whiny child some days. (Someone tell me that’s common, please.)
But as a writer/blogger, that’s not really what I want to put out into the world, you know? There’s so much negativity and fear around us now. People are scared that things are changing and change makes us very uncomfortable – especially if we are not the ones initiating that change. There’s so much talk about the Mayan end of the calendar in 2012 and that only adds to the fear.
What’s happening is a shift in consciousness, not the end of days. And it’s already upon us so no need to count down the days. It’s an understanding that we all are one. One part of the Divine. What happens to you, happens to me. Race, creed, sexual orientation – we are all one people. That’s the shift.
(This is more like a post for Practically Intuitive but it’s coming out here as I put fingers to keyboard. So be it.)
Snarkypants has always been my own little piece of the web and I don’t want to just whine and complain here. I don’t want it to be a small part of the larger yuck out there.
I want it to be a place where you can see me as authentically as I can present myself. Sometimes dorky, sometimes awesomely High Priestess-like, always a fangirl, political geek and woo-woo chick. Doing my best to learn the lessons I set out to learn before I got here.
So, forgive me my growing pains of late. (Both here and in my real life.) I’ll keep the complaining to a minimum and make this a more hospitable place to hang out.
It's YOUR blog. It's YOUR little corner of the web. It's a "place where we can see you as authentically as you can present myself." So you're not always Little Mary Sunshine. BFD. You do appear, however, to always be REAL here.
So, since no forgiveness is warranted, none will be granted by this reader. You're fine just as you are. If you want to complain, by all means do so!
My recent post Who knew
I found this post very interesting and thoughtful, for a whole bunch of reasons — since I only started reading your blog probably in the last year (?), I don’t have the perspective of the entire nine years.
But, I always wondered about something, so I’m going to ask you. What is YOUR definition of snarky?