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For a long time I kept away from social media, I kept my stories about my life very private. I am a naturally guarded person and have never really like being exposed, in the past this has proven very hurtful. I thought being like this would protect me, and well I guess it did, but it also stopped me from developing amazing new friendships and keeping the old ones alive. I put up a wall and I put myself in a very isolating place emotionally. About a year ago I started being more candid and open to people, I did this slowly. I openly pursued new friendships and started to use social media more. As I opened up I let my natural self out more instead of keeping ‘me’ hidden. It felt very exposing, like I was naked running around the place. But I feel so liberated and finally I am getting the good I didn’t think would exist for me. So many words and actions have hurt me over the years from people I trusted I found myself believing that and not thinking I would deserve any better. Well it turns out I do, and lately people have surprised me with their kind words. New friends and old have come forward with the kindest of words and it is so so humbling while surprising at the same time. the reason I write this now is this morning, completely unexpectedly, I received a comment to a post I put on facebook. The post was, like many others, of my children doing an activity I had planned for them. (life of a SAHM) This comment came from someone who I went through school with from Grade 1 to 12. She was in the ‘cool’ crowd and never found it her business to be nice and always joined the herds with being hurtful toward me. She was commenting on my creativity and the great fun I provide for my children. This is a joy for me to read. I hold no grudges and am happy people can actually be kind…..have you complimented someone today? It could really mean the world to them as it does to me.


Posted by michelle_margetts, 27th June 2013


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  • I’m glad you’re finding joy in opening up.

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  • i think that there are nice people out there on social media but we should really only talk to those that we know.

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  • My mission tomorrow is to compliment someone.

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  • That is wonderful. it must have felt fantastic to hear that.

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  • your one honest mummy .

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  • It’s funny how we change with age and life experiences. Good on you for being open and honest.

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