Friday, April 20, 2007

"The Drama"

This post has been playing on my mind for the last week, long before I read Bells post (shameless self promotion me, but Bells is so damn cute!). I feel like I should write this before my awards list.

A blog friend made me aware of yet more drama in blogland. This post is NOT about "The Drama". When I read about "The Drama" it made me think alot about blogging. Some comments in "The Drama" really made me think about the masks we humans wear. I wondered if some people use their blogs as a way of doing or saying things they would never do in real life. It could free you from crippling shyness or a lack of self confidence or it could give a person a forum for those nasty thoughts in their head. I wondered if when confronted with the same situation ("The Drama") in a face to face situation how they would react.

What I decided to do about "The Drama" was to tell you all that this blog is an honest representation of me. Well as close as I can get, I have left out some of the colourful details of my life mainly because there is a time and place, and this blog is definately NOT it!

Use the Handrail, watch your step, put a safe foot forward.

I am not one of those people that can self edit, I pretty much tell people everything about me. Especially if I do something silly (sometimes, I think I should be a comedian), that has made me laugh, I like to share. In fact I think that is at the core of my being. Share it all I say!!

I have tried very hard to be true to myself and what I believe. I try to say it like it is (in my reality anyway). Now sometimes, like most people I falter, but generally I try and be a good person and treat others the way I would like to be treated.

I guess more than anything I am at peace with myself. All the experiences I have had in my life, good and bad, have made me who I am, and I like me!

So Bells was right, I am pretty honest. I put it all out there. Just ask some of my good craftin' buddies, they know waaaaaay too much of the colourful stuff and probably wish sometimes I wouldnt share so much!

And that, in a nutshell, is how I am dealing with "The Drama".


Bells said...

You and me both kiddo.

God that saying is so not me. I have no idea why I just typed it.

I needed another way of saying, 'you and I are so similar!' he he

I think I know which DRAMA you're talking about it, although there's more than one, I'm sure.

You stick with that inability to self edit. Should be more of it.


ps you're cute too. :-)

BrownPants said...

Holy Crap! You weren't kidding about the OH&S were you!

Jejune said...

I try not to get too drawn into Bloggy dramas (have enough dramas in my own life!) - so I don't know the details of 'The Drama' - but I understand where you're coming from, and what you're saying.

In general I don't put my angst and family dramas into my Blog because I don't want to overstep any privacy boundaries for my family. My Blog is a place where I mainly try to be more positive about life, and focus on the fun stuff - although I do vent on occasion ;)

Love the photo :)

Shazmina Bendi said...

Thanks! It was so hard to write a post about "the Drama" without giving it any more air to burn.
And yes, that sign is painted on the inside of the firestairs at work. You should see the safety mirrors placed at intersections in the hallways!!!The organisation I work for are HUGELY into safety, they did invent Kevlar after all!(I just love that a woman invented that!!)

Nora said...

Drama?! Did I miss something? :)

Nora said...

Gosh, I forgot to tell you how nice you look in the pic (got caught up with THE DRAMA)!
Although, I'd already seen a gorgeous photo of you on this blog - modelling a hat! (Good memory or what?!)