Today I was very pleased to open my blog and see this on the upper right hand corner:
500 people other than me are following this blog?! That is utter madness! I know it’s not totally real because there’s some doubling up across platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and WordPress itself (if you’re not following on any of those sites and you want to, now is the time! woohoo!), but STILL! SQUEE!!
I LOVE ALL OF YOU!!!!
Having this wonderful space to write my (mostly) uncensored thoughts has been a tremendous help for moving through this process of continuing therapy after Zooey’s abandonment. And, you know, life in general. My wife always reads my posts and the comments and she constantly says, “You have the best followers and commenters!”
And I really do ❤
So thank you. Really. It means the world.
As an added fun bonus for all 500 (ish) of you, I’m going to do the Three Quote Challenge that the ever-lovely Zoe over at Trash Diaries tagged me for. My dear friend E did it, too, so I mean…peer pressure, right? 🙂
So here are three of my very favorite quotes:
“Vulnerability is not weakness. And that myth is profoundly dangerous.”
– Brene Brown
“I could not stop talking because now I had started my story, it wanted to be finished. We cannot choose where to start and stop. Our stories are the tellers of us.”
– Chris Cleave, Little Bee
“I don’t think any of us can speak frankly about pain until we are no longer enduring it.”
– Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
Alright. Happy Saturday, my lovely readers! Tomorrow is Father’s Day in probably a bunch of countries, so…extra love and good juju and compassion and hugs for all of us with shitty dads. Also – remind me to STAY OFF SOCIAL MEDIA TOMORROW! Oy.