Too Personal

Too Personal & Too Vulnerable

My husband has always told me that I open up to people too much. “You tell people too much, Jen. You are too personal.” He’s warned me time and time again to not reveal details about myself.

I’m really bad at taking his advice.

Of course, he was right and it has bit me in the ass more than once.

You’d think I’d learn. But, that would be too easy I’m my own worst enemy.

When it comes to blogging, if you’re not personal you might as well close up shop. What is the point of blogging if you don’t 
actually share your life, your feelings and your passions? 

Not that I have any room to pontificate on this, considering the fact that in the past few months I’ve pulled back dramatically from sharing my life online. I made myself vulnerable and I got burned. Couple that with the fact that I have emerging teenagers and you have a writer with not to much to say. 

It’s a process.

I’ve known many who were  incredibly private and nearly impossible to break through. Perhaps they’ve been hurt in the past, or  just simply don’t want anyone to know their inner feelings or weaknesses. It is incredibly hard to make a connection with those type of folks. At some point, I just stop trying.

In my heart I believe that being vulnerable is okay, even necessary. But I’m working on a balance and trying to learn from my experiences. You’re gonna have to bear with me on this.

 ”Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” – Brene Brown

5 Responses to "Too Personal & Too Vulnerable"

  1. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    My husband says the same thing, BUT the posts that I’m the most open and honest are the ones that my readers most love!
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  2. Dipaolamomma
    Dipaolamomma 553 days ago .

    That quote at the bottom says it all my dear.

  3. JennieG
    JennieG 553 days ago .

    I know and yet, still the struggle. Why is that?

  4. JennieG
    JennieG 553 days ago .

    Same with me, Andi! You know what would be easier for me? If I wrote this anonymously. Then it would be a whole new ball game! LOL

  5. YUMMommy
    YUMMommy 543 days ago .

    At the end of the day being vulnerable is a gamble. It’s a risk we all have to take at some point. I have been burned & scolded for some of the personal posts I’ve written on my blog. However, I refuse to let a fear of being hurt stop me from expressing myself and letting my thoughts out. Hopefully, you find a happy medium that works for you & your blog.
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