Being in the public eye has meant that people who are essentially strangers know a lot about me and what is going on in my life. I try to make sure that I write and speak from the heart so the person you see on the blog is as close to the real me as I can show. I don’t mind sharing and whether people like me or not is up to them.
Because of the blog I have travelled, met some amazing people, gotten work and built on my own life. The whole experience has changed my life.
The blog does effect my relationships in both negative and positive ways. Some guys can’t deal with my online profile and that so many people know so much about my life. I don’t really blog about the nuts and bolts of my relationships because there are some things that I still keep private. Mostly they find it difficult knowing how much of myself I share both emotionally and physically. But the blog is a big part of who I am. Giving it away wouldn’t change my exhibitionist streak or my personality so really if they can’t accept one then they won’t be able to accept the other. I guess I could give it away for the right person, but then would the right person ask me to?
Mostly the blog has been a positive experience. There are times when people think they know who I am just because of what they read. They have never met me but they have already formed an opinion of me. Thats okay, I accept that it is going to happen but people closest to me know that it is only part of the story of who I am and that despite what they see many of my friends tell me that I am actually a very private person.
Whatever people think and whatever the future holds I love blogging and sharing and the support I have received over the years has been awesome. I’ll be here as long as I can be.