Here. At this little blog. I can’t say I’m embarrassed or ashamed to admit that I have more online friends than real life friends. Or that they know me better and more deeply than even those who have known me for years do.
I worry a lot about meeting someone I’ve known from the blog world in real life because I fear the real me is a lot boring than it shows on my blog. It’s not that I’m fake on my blog, I’m just a lot more open and trusting with my words. Having this blog has been a sort of therapy. I have talked about some really tough issues and tried to be as transparent with you as I can be. I have a hard time doing this in my real life, so being able to do so here has been a blessing.
In doing so, I have met so many wonderful people. Some of you have become my closest friends and biggest supporters. I’ve learned so much about myself through this process of growing my blog. And reading your blogs has showed me a whole new world. I have learned so much from your blogs and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up in 2011 for all of us.
For 2011, my wish is to be more present in my community. While I’m not sure what the future holds after college, but I do know I want to be involved in whatever city I’m living in. Last month, I joined a book club group from meetup.com. I haven’t actually attended the book club yet, because I’m basically scared to death. But I will. I promise. (January? Can I wait until January?) And since they do more than just the monthly book club meeting, like movie and dinner dates, I know it would be a great way to get out there and start experiencing my community. I need to stop living in my bubble and step outside my comfort zone. While it’s easy living in my bubble, it’s also a little scary to think of all the opportunities I am letting pass me by because I’m not out there to grab them.
Tell me, what community would you like to be join in 2011?