Wow, I can hardly believe I am making my 100th post as a blogger! When I first started blogging I was truly a babe in the woods. I probably wasn't doing it completely right at first and I'm sure I made many mistakes, but I caught on pretty fast. I was immediately hooked. For the first time in my life I have a venue for the millions of thoughts & ideas floating around in my head. Or rattling. My use of the English language is sometimes lacking in sparkle factor, but I think I manage to get my thoughts understood. The main point is that being able to pound out my thoughts & observations & memories on the keyboard has been better than any shrink or head doctor could have ever been for my mental health. Not that I would ever go to a head doctor. I think they are for seriously mentally ill people. I'm just mildly disturbed, scarred by careless parents, like most people.
The blogosphere and those of you who make comments have no idea what you have done for me in the confidence department. You all make me laugh when I read your blogs or when you comment on mine. I haven't had this much fun in years. Nor have I ever felt so cleansed inside. Things I would normally let gnaw away at me, I now let roll off my keyboard as if facing my inner monsters for the first time. There is certainly nothing wrong with that. In fact, it's healthier than what would have been said decades ago. Don't air your dirty laundry in public. I'm sure there are still millions who feel that way, but I'm not one of them. It always makes me feel better when I've admitted my mistakes and faced them. And there are many people who find strength in the reading of other people's highs & lows in life. I do. I say get all the dark clutter out of your mind & your soul and step into the light of life.(You would never have heard me say this when I was growing up. I was so subservient.)
So, yes, I do believe that the blogosphere is a very healthy place. Mr. Snooty & I haven't had a BIG argument since I started. You know, because now he doesn't have to listen to my rants all the time. That's one improvement in my life. Also, I'm able to offer unsolicited advice that people I know in The Real World, would probably never accept from me. Improvement #2.
So, I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank all of you out there in the blogosphere for being here and being who you are. Even though I do insane and crazy things at times, I know you'll still accept me because you know that I'm just menopausal, not postal. And when I read your blogs, I am equally as accepting of the zany, funny things you do.
What a wonderful world the blogosphere is....