Last Friday I assessed my progress (or lack thereof) to be a naked girl in a dress. Over the weekend I thought about what it meant to be naked, to be authentic. I also spent some time on Grace’s blog Looks Great Naked because she is ahead of me on this journey of rediscovery. What struck me is how authentic Grace is on her blog and in her life. She knows who she is and is unapologetic for it. She makes me laugh as I discover the Grace she kept hidden from the world for so long. All this pondering and research led to the realization that I need to take a step back and do something I should have done when I launched this blog: I need to introduce myself.
Until today the About page for this blog should have been titled About the Blog Name. That is because there was very little information about me; I was using the page more as space to provide a blog mission statement with an explanation for the blog name. I corrected this over the weekend by creating an About the Blog Name page, but also now have an About Me page. With my picture. And my last name. I feel like throwing up for putting myself out there for all to see.
This week I will be blogging with a theme: discovery. Discovering who I am, but also learning to discover more about yourself. I even have the perfect blog to review for Blogs to Bookmark on Thursday. This insightful blogger ties in with this theme perfectly. You will be thanking me for the introduction to this guy’s blog; he is an incredibly introspective, thought-provoking blogger.
Tomorrow I am writing a Corbett Barr-style piece to allow you to get know me better. It won’t be filled with boring details about where I was born, the name of the first boy I kissed, or where I went to high school. I promise it will be enlightening and entertaining. So come back. If you don’t I will feel like a loser because you aren’t interested. And then I will be forced to hunt you down to leave a spammy comment on your blog or on your Facebook page. Consider yourself warned.
For those of you who are here because I announced there would be a big five-part series this week tied to a big event in my life, that will actually be NEXT WEEK. Blame the stupidity on lack of caffeine or lack of sleep. Maybe both. So that you don’t have to wait an entire week to find out what is going on (that would be too cruel as a teaser), next Tuesday, August 24th is my 20 year wedding anniversary. Yeah, it’s a big one. And I plan to celebrate. There is a theme to my five-day blogging next week. Even the blog that will be reviewed for Blogs to Bookmark and the Song of the Week tie into the theme of celebrating the anniversary. If you were here when I celebrated my one month blogiversary, you know I can throw an awesome party. Who knows, maybe Darren Rowse will stop by again. You won’t want to miss it!