Friday, November 18, 2016

Being Who I Am

I have a confession to you, my readers participating in #FridayReflections.

My post today is inspired by this quote:  “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind” – Bernard M. Baruch.

It is so hard to know the direction I want to take this blog.  You may have noticed that, several times, I've taken this blog in various experimental directions.  For instance, several weeks ago, I participated in a five minute free writing challenge from a weekly prompt.  The free writing was fun, but I don't think I will participate in that particular challenge again.

Before then, I posted in a Skywatch Friday. I enjoy Skywatch and participate using my other blog. The problem is that my developmentally disabled brother in law Bil, who I blog about here, doesn't take photos.

If he did, a blog where photographers post pictures of the sky each Friday would be a wonderful showcase for him.  Bil loves the weather after all.  But he doesn't.

I even thought about writing a book with this blog, but I am not sure if anything I write can can add value to the topic of caring for an adult with autism.

So,  I found myself lost.

I don't want to share these posts and connect with others on Facebook, as Facebook prohibits multiple accounts, and I don't want to post this under my real name for various reasons.  Most blogging challenges I know about require Facebook participation.  After the Presidential election here in the States, I am trying to limit my Facebook time to save my sanity.

Perhaps, this is a good thing, because I will have time to iron this out without worrying about pleasing readers.

Since I started this blog years ago, I only wanted to say what I felt, and be true to myself and to "Bil".  So I will continue on that path.  Even if I rant a little sometimes.  But there will be joy, too.

I, again, invite you to join me on this Unknown Journey.

Come visit the other bloggers reflecting on FridayReflections and Make Your Words Count.


  1. We all face so many dilemmas & have to make certain choice, both in Blogging & in life. Can identify with your words.
    All the best to all of us to be ourselves!
    Yes, FB is much needed for activities & more. Blogging contest participation too requires FB posts. That explains why I rejoined FB this year after 5 years of a self-proclaimed exile :)

    1. I may end up doing the A to Z Challenge next year with this blog and my "other" blog, although that would be quite an undertaking. Unless A to Z's blogroll goes totally to Facebook, that is.

  2. I keep my personal and blogging profiles separate. Makes things hugely easier for me. I have 3 blogs but lately been neglecting 2 of them. We all go through that phase and find our wings again. Just keep blogging :)

    1. Three blogs? Wow. I will keep on. Right now it's once a week on this blog, on Fridays. At least it is consistent.


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