There is a question doing the rounds (#FPQ thanks, Fandango – I couldn’t resist this one):
“Is there a ‘blogging-you’ who is different from the real-world you? If so, how are the two ‘yous’ different? How has the ‘blogging-you’ evolved since you first started blogging?”
I will read it as – is there a real you? Is that real you anywhere within what you write or show in ze blog? (see, can’t take it seriously.)
I am, I said, and therefore, I am what I say I am – at that point in time.
Weird, isn’t it?
No. Not at all. If you know me, you also know I went through quite a lot of my life with foster kids (a lot of them, and mostly teenagers) and foster animals, and that we moved around a lot in order to stay safe from the ‘baddies’. I had a lot of different jobs, learned skills on the run, did things I doubt I would’ve been able to dream up for a novel!
Because we are who we are in that moment based on what we need to be to survive, to thrive, to learn, to get, to do, to become. We are who we are only for that short spec of time that is the moment.
Anything else is a mask we see when we look at the surface of self.
I am only the me I need to be for this moment, and the next moment may be a new me – based on every other me I’ve ever been!
That’s who I am, whether blogging or not. As real as a multi-faceted, multiple-personality human being can be. Me!
Cheers. Enjoy the day, the week, the month – but especially this very moment!
That applies in life and in blog – and in story.