Thursday, May 19, 2005

Unraveled...














...describes a brotha's dispirited reflection concerning deadlines, family, relationships, spirituality and the future of my blog beyond this post.
*sigh*

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Unrelated thought for the day: Seems as though the same things a man enjoys most are the same things women hate most. *double-sigh*

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Word of the day: With the exception of an occasional "damn," there ain't no cursin' on this blog. But since "damn" doesn't describe a brothas vibe, there's no word for the day, today. Ok, poop, maybe.

12 comments:

Friar Tuck said...

Had a similar day!

Kim said...

I seem to recall a day like that not too long ago. All you professional types stopped in to tell me that bad days are part of the process. Hang in there. I'm sure things will be tidy once again.

Oricon Ailin said...

Hang in there Don. Don't give up. *HUGS* We've all "got your back". I'll say lots of prayers for you. I have faith that God will help you through all this and that things will turn out alright in the end.

And, blog when you can. This place should be the least of your concerns. All of us will understand if you can't blog for a while. *BIGGER HUGS*

Just remember, you can't know what a good day is until you experience a bad one.

WIP said...

Your title reminded me of a book on my shelf...I think I may just have to revist, "She's Come Undone," by Wally Lamb. An old Oprah Book Club book before book clubs were all the rage. I pray you find solace in the struggle.

I often ask my husband how he feels about me blogging and he is VERY supportive of it. It's an "outlet" for me, in my world of constant giving of myself as an at-home mommy. I also get to practice my writing in a forum that can offer encouragement and feedback (if asked of you guys). The comments received are heart-felt and appreciated. I think that when we don't have a means to express ourselves we begin to shut-down and shut the people out around us. You [all] have become virtual friends to a sister and it would be sad to see you di-sta-peer (how my 3-yo says it).

I've come across blogs recently where mainly GUYS have shared that their blog had been discovered by their SO (sig. other) and that now they would have to curtail what they could and couldn't say, etc. They also said that they wouldn't give up there blog either. It's really sad that either has to be an option. I think that when people have something that they enjoy, spouses/SO should be supportive if it's not causing any harm. If it is causing harm or "insecurities," maybe the two need to get to the core of the matter. Like cancer, chemo treatment goes to the root to eradicate the disease. "Dis- ease" what's making the other party so "ill-at-ease?"

When you can answer those types of questions, honestly, then it can be determined where you go from there. I have be very selective about what "locals" have my blog addy (my husband has only seen my write on mine or seen my make-over of its appearance; he's never been interested in reading it...of course he's read my writing and the things I've shared in front of audiences). I don't have anything to hide, but I don't want to have to defend my right and freedom of expression.

I noticed that people like Dooce's blog has comments enabled. That's always an option; but again why are [they] doing that?

Just my thoughts. Don't ask me where they have spawned? Oh and Ori's comment was on point...This should be the least of your concern (at times), LOL.

*Hugs*

Nikki said...

Awwww, Don. It'll get better.

Luke Cage said...

What's up Don? I'm actually surprised that I heard from you this soon man. I recalled a couple of days ago you had to make time for 20 or so projects. But the blog world will be here when you get back. A more better and powerful you will emerge at that time. Here's to your return my friend...

greggy said...

proactiff said it much more eloquently than I could ever muster Mister D...
suffice to say that I went through similar circumstances in the beginning as I first started blogging. I've made many great virtual friends here online who I treat as family, just as I've met my share of people I'd rather not deal with too...in the beginning it was difficult trying to balance all the myriad issues my online presence was causing, especially in my relationship, but together we worked through all the issues...just take care of your bidness everything else is go. (as if that made any sense)

The Gig said...

Remember -- You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you -- that is found in Phil. 4:13
You will be fine. I'm a believer in that one.

ShellyP said...

Sorry to read that. Maybe what you all need is a vacation. How about a trip to South Florida??

Diva said...

Don, I'm sure you can appreciate my forthrightness when I say that, although I understand you have priorities, if you stopped blogging completely I would miss you. Talk about disconcerting...sheesh! LOL But hey, such is life. I guess it's all a part of being grown up and stuff and stuff. :-) *wiping away the snot*
I don't know what your needs are, but it is my prayer that God meets every single one of them. I pray that your spirit overflows with peace in whatever decisions you ultimately make.
Kisses.

Aziza said...

Although many of us read your blog on a daily basis, we totally understand that you have to meet your work deadlines and take care of other priorities. There are so many pressures in life. But don't worry, because God is going to work everything out for you. Plus, you have the support of your blog readers. Hang in there.

Brea said...

Know how you feel.