The last few days have been nothing short of amazing. I apologize for my absence here, but New York City clearly consumed my attention and I failed to plan blog posts in advance. I just simply ran out of time. Once I unpack and have a chance to sort through my thoughts, I’ll find a way to share them all with you. Sound good?
Before I do all that, I have a confession to make… I’m not perfect. In fact, I’m the furthest thing from perfect. It’s true. For those of you that have been following me and Inspired by Charm for a while know that writing, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and proofreading are not my strong suits.
The world has blessed me with so many amazing talents. I am incredibly grateful. Unfortunately, like everyone else, I’m not good at certain things. In fact, I suck many things. I’m not good at sports, nor do I have any interest in them, I’m not very patience, my self confidence is abysmal, and I suck at writing. (Plus many, many more things.)
I realized these things. Trust me. I beat myself up about them every single day. (Except the sports thing. I have no desire to be better at that.) I am so grateful to the hundreds of you that follow along and enjoy by blog despite my weaknesses. Please know that I recognize these areas that need growth and I am working diligently to improve myself. Also know that I’m probably never going to be a brilliant writer like other bloggers. It’s just not a skill that I have. I will work my butt off to try and get there, but quite honestly it may never happen. If my typos and horrible punctuation drive you insane, you don’t have to read or follow along. I totally get it and completely understand. No offense taken.
Some of you may wonder why I’m bringing this up now. Well, I received a few comments in my last two posts that told me I needed to get my act together. Honestly, I appreciate and need these comments There are no harsh feelings whatsoever. They help me grow. They make me stronger. And, from what I can tell the comments were made with the best of intentions.
But, I also wanted to point out that someone’s comment section may not be the best place to point out a their weaknesses and flaws. It’s just not. Honestly, I just felt truly embarrassed and bummed out. It wasn’t what I wanted to read while I’m trying to enjoy myself in New York. Does that make sense? I know that by putting myself out there/here I am opening the doors for criticism. Just remember when you are leaving comments or sending emails of criticism, there is an actual person with feelings that is going to receive your message. Remember that people make mistakes. Ask yourself if your message is actual going to help or benefit the person you are sending it to you or if it’s just for your own benefit. Put yourself in their shoes before hitting send. Please.
And yes, I did screw up my hashtag on the night of the blogger social. I’m sorry about that. Here’s the thing… I was in a stress city. I was running late to the event due to bad directions from my ‘smart’ phone, I was about to meet tons of amazing and important people, and I was nervous as all get out. On my first hashtag I transposed two letters. Because my phone is ‘smart’ it just used the same incorrect hashtag the rest of the evening. I’m sorry. I hope those following were able to figure things out and that it didn’t majorly affect your life in a significant way.
I know this may not be the type of post you usually expect here and I promise not to make a habit of it. It’s just been weighing on my mind so I needed to put it out there. I hope you all understand and still continue to stop by every once and while despite my shortcomings.
This is also a good time to say thank you to everyone. Your support, following, emails, comments, and words of encouragement mean the world to me. I am so thankful and appreciative for all of you. You have given me the strength and courage to dive in to new challenges and opportunities. You have reminded me that it is okay to dream and act on those dreams no matter how crazy they may seem. I will be forever grateful.