Friday, February 3, 2012

My Promise

I write a lot about myself in this blog.

When I started back in January of 2011, I wasn't sure where it would take me.  In fact, I didn't even know if it would last a month.  And yet here I am over a year later, dutifully writing five posts a week about what it's like to run, swim and live with diabetes.  Along the way I've made a few new friends, learned much more than I expected and discovered the camaraderie of the Diabetes Community.

Sometimes I think I share too much.  About the people in my life, about the things in my head.  Other times I think I don't share enough.  That I'm not being fair to people who tune in every day for updates.  You see, I share in my blog the way I share in Facebook.  Certain themes are an open book.  I will write about running without holding anything back.  I will write about diabetes and I never fudge the numbers or exaggerate the stories.  I write about what happened - period.  When it comes to exercise and diabetes you get the good, the bad and the ugly.  Because I think those two themes deserve 100% honestly.  To do anything less is unfair to the people who read.

Other topics are kept well protected.  They never make news on my Facebook wall.  They never make even a mention in my blog.  Not because they're bad, not because I'm ashamed or hiding stuff.  Just because I'm very protective.

Of the people I love the most.

Of their privacy.

And therefore of my privacy.

I'm sure a lot of bloggers censor what they write - I sure hope they do anyway.  Not every reader out there is good and kind and they should not have unfettered access to our lives.  I don't think the world at large should have access to my innermost thoughts or my life's challenges.  So I censor.

Dear readers - you don't know what you don't know so you don't know how much of my life I share and how much I don't.  You take what I write at face value and you comment and return day after day to see how I'm doing, to learn a little more and to perhaps find some inspiration for your own lives.

My promise to you:  I promise that, while I may not write about every part of my life, the things I do write about will be honest and true.

You deserve nothing less.

And thanks for coming along for the journey so far.  It's an honour to be in such fine company.


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