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Waterfalls
It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005





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Searching for meaning

I've discovered a few really amazing blogs lately, blogs that captivate me, that intrigue me, that make me think.

And then I look here at my LJ, and I think, you know, THOSE blogs are what I wanted my LJ to be, but.. well. It just isn't. It's full of boring life details, quizzes, memes, and assorted garbage like that, with the occasional "meaty" post, but mostly it's really fluff.

I want to write something MEANINGFUL and the fact that I never do is driving me buggo.

I think about the things that matter to me. My faith. My family. My friends. Disability issues. Politics.

Disability blogs are done all over the place, and my God, some of them are just incredible. I don't think I have much to add to that discussion other than "Hey, see what THIS guy wrote".

Politics, I'm not going to write about politics. It matters to me, but I'm poorly informed, although I read the news like a junkie shoots smack.

My friends and my family are not of universal interest to the world.

Which leaves my faith. And my main issue about blogging faith stuff? Well, there are several.

1) SO many of my friends are pagan/atheist/agnostic and not interested in reading about Christianity.

2) If I managed to keep up with a religious themed blog in another account or at blogspot or whatever, it would invariably draw the kinds of Christians that give the rest of us a bad name. The minute I posted something about loving gay folks, for example, I'd end up being slow roasted over a pit of coals.

So instead, I give you Jenn's Journal. It is what it is. And I'm not happy about it.

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meh, my LJ is like that, too. It's about my writing, my kids, my partner, and going to the Museum for volunteer work.

I write what pleases me, and sometimes people read and comment on it. What rule is there that says your blog has to be anything other than what pleases you?


Edited at 2009-01-15 04:13 am (UTC)

It's a blog, right? A web log, or diary. It's supposed to be about you. We seldom think we are profound, yet someone in our daily lives looks up to us and we don't even know it. Keep that in mind. What you think may be just another ramble could in fact be someone else's catharsis.

So instead, I give you Jenn's Journal. It is what it is. And I'm not happy about it.

What's to not be happy about? That herein lies....you? I'm sure we all want to write like motivational speakers, be sharp and edgy and insightful but you know what? Not all of us can do that. What all of us CAN do is be ourselves. For better, for worse, in our beauty and with our warts front and center, we're who we are, you included.

Write what you want. You'll always have a reader somewhere. :)

I took "Live Journal" literally when I signed up... My journal, just online. I don't write it to be witty or informative, I write it for me. And if others want to look in, that's ok. But if they don't like it, I don't care either. :)

Now my blog where I tried to write about the stuff I was making, THAT was supposed to be enlightening, entertaining, and make people go, OOOH. Notice I don't keep that one up. :)

I like your journal the way it is!

Well, I like Jenn's Journal. FWIW.