Yesterday, I did something completely mortifying. I always knew there was a chance of this happening, I mean, people make mistakes. Iphones make mistakes. Fat thumbs and not paying enough attention to things causes mistakes.
So yesterday, I made a mistake. I accidentally sent my aunt a link to my blog. Most of you are probably just thinking, "This is not a big deal," and I'm here to tell you, "Why yes, in fact it is." You see, I've kept my blog a secret from my family since the beginning of The Other Juliette, which was 3 1/2 years ago. I kept it a secret through my job working in finance, through the beginning of dating Keith, through moving to the mountain, through our marriage... it's still a secret. Of my real life friends (who I haven't met from the internet) I think a half dozen know about the blog. Fewer even read it.
How have I kept it a secret? I don't advertise my blog on Instagram (but I wish I could). I have a secret Twitter account, My name on my blog profile is Jay T. It obviously wouldn't be impossible to find me if you really wanted to look, but I don't want to just hand people the information.
But why keep it a secret if there's nothing "bad" on it? Well, to tell you the truth, internet, I'm embarrassed. I don't think my family would understand and I'm afraid of being embarrassed. I'm afraid of having to explain that those people who were at my wedding weren't friends from German class. I've never even taken German. The trips to Canada weren't trips to see a friend from college. The trip to Texas wasn't to see another German class friend.
IT'S ALL A LIE.
I started documenting my life on the internet because it was fun for me. At the time I had a boring job and during the day I had a lot of time to read blogs and work on my own, so I did. I thought up crazy posts, funny posts, posts retelling the crazy stuff I did before, list after list after list after list is on this blog. And I'm not ready to get rid of it. I love this blog and I love the friendships it's created.
I have had the opportunity to make money, to meet new people, to push my creative boundaries, and to have an outlet and a hobby that is just mine. Oftentimes I go back back baaaaack into my archives and read posts from 2015 or 2014 and I just think how incredibly grateful I am to have written so many things down and documented so many things. It might be weird, but it's my weird, and I love it.
So, Janet if you're reading this, welcome to my blog! I'll tell you all about it someday. Not today though. Today I have to go do some laundry. Love you....please don't tell anybody else.