The internet is a strange thing. Blogging can be deceiving. I think a lot of times, we come across so much differently than we actually are. Whether we mean to or not, it just kind of happens. I try to stay pretty honest, and real here on my blog. But to my surprise, I was told by some good friends that I come across soft-spoken and shy. That came as a total shock to me because I don't consider myself to be soft-spoken at all!! In fact, I can be quite loud and opinionated.
After going back through and reading a few of my more "personal" posts, I can see why I would come across that way. It kind of makes me giggle a little that anyone would think of me this way. But what I've realized is that while I'm certainly not shy about my feelings, I am reluctant to share them & really open up about things that matter to me because I don't like to create controversy or offend anyone.
So I thought I'd better set the record straight. I don't want my blog to misrepresent who I really am.
My name is Mandy, and I'm actually very bold in the way I approach my life. I'm PASSIONATE about so many things, and I've very opinionated. I can tone it down if I want, and a lot of times I do just to avoid arguments. But don't mistake that as indifference.
I'm decisive (most of the time!), I know what I want & I know what I believe. I have direction and am not afraid to talk about it with people.
But with that said, I mostly stray away from anything that I have very strong opinions on (here on the blog, anyway), because I don't like being told that my feelings are wrong. What I feel personally, and what I believe, should never be "wrong." But unfortunately, there are people out there like that. People often times jump to conclusions about me based on some of my opinions, without really getting to know me and why I feel the way I do about things. I suppose another reason I come across this way is because I am very careful. Careful about what I put out there for other people to see. Sometimes I feel like my beliefs are so personal (and sometimes controversial), that I don't want anyone to attack them. Being vulnerable is sorta scary, ya know?
I'm not really sure where this is going anymore, ha ha. I just wanted to let me readers know that I am anything but shy and reserved.
I am very opinionated, ask anyone that knows me in person. (attn: kiara, amy, melissa, chelsea...)
But when it comes to my blog, I like to keep the worms in the can. Know what I mean?