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IS OVERSHARING A THING?

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Probably yes. Will that stop me? Probably not. I decided to start blogging again because I need another creative, one that stimulates different parts of my brain. But I haven't published any new posts because the ones that I've been working on seem a bit too private. I kind of feel like if I post them, no one will read them or someone will reply with a TMI.

And I most certainly wouldn't want that. I am not trying to make anyone uncomfortable or share more than I should. But doesn't the saying go: Write what you know? So then, shouldn't I rely on my experiences in order to write new blog posts? That seems like the obvious idea. Then again, some people would advise against sharing too much personal information on the internet since anyone can find them - specially potential employers. I am currently on that job hunt so I should probably keep that in mind.

And yet... I apologize for all the back and forth, by the way. I guess I am trying to work through this as I write this entry - no one said I would always have thought out arguments. Going back to the main question: is there such a thing as oversharing? I think so and at the same time, I think it is completely valid to choose to share as much as you want to - even on the internet. 

Some people share a lot of their personal experiences, their life, their feelings, the people who have influenced them, their nasty breakups, their failures, their successes. And they do it in public spaces, on public platforms, and they are usually praised for it. I mean, just  look at all of the memoirs and autobiographical books that are so popular nowadays - Bossypants by Tine Fey, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling and even Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl.

I read those books and learned a lot, I felt inspired and motivated to also share some of the stuff I have gone through. I may not be as good of a writer as these other women, or as witty and funny. But I think everyone's point of view and perspective is unique and valid, so why not share my view of the world with those of you willing souls who are open to read my posts?

I guess what I am saying is to get ready for some posts that might reveal too much about my life, but nothing will be arbitrary. I promise.

Getting back on the bull

(So apparently the correct phrase is Getting back on the horse, I just googled it. But I'm just going to leave it the way that I wrote it, I like how it sounds. Bulls are also more dangerous.) It has been a while since I've written something that was meant to be read by someone else's eyes other than my own, something that was meant to be published instead of just staying inside the pages of my moleskin (or that $1.99 notebook from Target, which I enthusiastically recommend.) And the main reason for that is that I am lazy, unmotivated, and that I probably experienced a quarter-life crisis as well.

Following through is not my forte. Having to do something on a regular basis is surprisingly difficult, and even though I loved blogging, I kind of just dropped the ball and stopped writing posts. I didn't necessarily feel like I had anything good enough to say, an interesting point of view, or even the writing skills that were required to be a good blogger.

But I'm trying to change that. I'm taking things one day at a time. I'm trying to enjoy every second. I'm basically going to listen to every cheesy inspirational quote that has ever been written.

And how will I start?

Well, first by actually setting up goals for myself - short and long term. And the first one is to find creative outlets that will continuously motivate me and inspire me. One of them being blogging.

And what will I blog about this time around?

Probably just my experiences and my life and my thoughts and anything that interests me. Sometimes they will be long posts, sometimes very short. The point is that I will publish something on a regular basis.

Here's to actually following through and stuff.