Things I'm afraid to tell you
And even though I am not gonna share something, that I am afraid to tell you, I do want to support the project.
For me it is not a question of things I am afraid to tell you. I am not afraid to tell you that I am extremely messy and feel just fine living in a big mess with dirty dishes and all. I am not afraid to tell you that I am way too busy all the time and often totally stressed out and that I regularly freak out about the projects I have taken on. I am not afraid to tell you that I have to work hard for that stress not to turn in to anxiety. And I am not afraid to tell you that I am an extreme homebody who does not 'go out' much at all.
The reason I don't write about too much about these things is not that I only want to paint a rosy picture of my life, it is because this blog plays a particular role for me. I do not aim to share all of myself, I take it as a total given that a blog is an extremely edited view into a persons life. It is not the whole story by far. I have no need to share the whole story. This is also the reason why I am totally comfortable sharing as much about my life as I do, I am never in doubt that I get to decide what I post and why.
The problem is when somebody reads a blog and don't see it for the edited presentation it is. I share things that make me happy and that I find important and beautiful, because that is what makes blogging worth while for me (and help med keep stress and anxiety away), but if somebody stops by and believes that three photos a day amount to my whole life and consequently feels bad about their own chaos, that is not good!
I am not one to add a lot of badges or widgets to my blog to signal my point of view - even if I do believe in linking with love and being nice to each other - but I almost feel like adding a 'warning: edited reality' badge to this site to avoid any confusion.