I got a bit of a telling off the other day, because my post ‘On Love, and Shopping‘ was nothing to do with Love and everything to do with Shopping. It was basically a clever way to get you nosy people to read my post. What can I say, did it work?
But, it did get me thinking a little. I know the whole point of this blog is to tell you about training and climbing a mountain and all the rest of it, but actually since I started writing I have (rather surprisingly) found that maybe, just maybe I have a little more to say than I had originally thought. And actually, this whole telling people what you really think about things is quite fun. It’s something that comes very easily to me (blunt honesty). In fact, I am THAT friend you ask, ‘Does my butt look big in this?’ because you actually want to hear the truth. I mean, who doesn’t want to hear the truth about that? Exactly. Don’t however make the mistake of assuming I can get as good as I give, because well, I can’t. Like, majorly can’t. This probably makes me some kind of hypocrite but then, the number of times people phone me up saying, ‘I’m phoning you because you’re the only person in the whole wide world who is going to be honest about this-Am I turning grey?’ That’s just mean!! How can I tactfully say, ‘Yes you are, but you are still beautiful because you look like an Indian Disney Eyed version of the girl from Brave, well, at least your hair does’ (What? She has the most amazing hair!).
But I digress. What I really meant to say was this-sometimes I write and I stop and I change what I write because actually, despite my blunt honesty there is a lot of internal monologue that people just don’t hear. And believe it or not, I do filter some things I say. But reading other people’s blogs has made me realise that often the ones I like, love or connect to the most are the ones where people just let go. Say it the way they really mean it.
I’ve been given a challenge. A baby challenge some might say compared to the whole trekking to Everest Base Camp thing, but to me still a challenge because I actually don’t have an answer I feel I can share. ‘What do you really think about love?‘ Sigh, all right. Time to do some serious soul searching. I can’t promise when this post will come, but it’s there in the front of the back of my mind. I’ll try and ruminate over it when I’m searching for things to ruminate over, and hopefully be able to impart some kind of wisdom and knowledge or at least, opinion regarding that taboo of all topics-Love. (Bleugh. Literally, that’s what my stomach just did there. It vomited on itself).
This is going to be harder than Everest, I can tell.
Oh! And PS- Hello Giggles was my inspiration for realising that sometimes, it’s perfectly ok to just say it as it is, because that’s exactly what she does. I love her and her lessons on belonging. Because who doesn’t need to feel like they belong?
Check it out here.