Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pondering with a Purpose~Independent


Welcome to Pondering with a Purpose -
 This is my weekly hop where Brenda posts a prompt and you get to write to it on your - then we all get to go read what you wrote!
Brenda started Pondering with a Purpose because -- simply put -- She is a writer - - that is what she does! And although I love following all the hops, I wanted to see if I could bring out some creativity in not only myself, but some of my blogger friends as well.

The rules are really easy:
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1. Grab the Pondering with a Purpose Badge (in my sidebar)
2. Look at the week's prompt
3. Post something on your blog that relates to the prompt - it can be a story, a poem, a picture -- anything you want it to be.
4. Come back here and add the URL from your post to the linky list below.
5. Go check out the other bloggers who have added their links to the list.
6. AND most of all.... Have fun!



This Week's prompt: Independence

With everything un-raveling in my life right now I think how lucky I am to be independent. My husband encourages me to go and do things and even when I make a mess of stuff he supports me in a way where I do not feel that I am a mess. I can share life with him but I can also go out into the big world and be strong alone. It is a good feeling knowing that I can do it but I do not have to.
With having to change my blog I felt the old familiar tug of lack of independence from fear....fear of ???  that fear and deep desire to be private and hidden so I could express myself openly on here was taken from me and I felt again this week... frozen and angry of the ability of someone else's ability to take away my independence but REALLY they didn't I just thought they did for a moment...I am still me and I am still standing and if I have to change and re-arrange this blog thing then I will because the healing started to take hold for the first time and stick when I was able to connect with others who understood and survived LIFE!!! I AM INDEPENDENT AND I SURVIVED THE PAST AND I WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH HEALING.

18 comments:

  1. You will move forward. I have great faith in you and the healing power of prayer!

    HUGS!!!!

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    1. Thanks Beth I am so grateful for YOU and your HUGS!!

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  2. Yeah! These things make us stronger.

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    1. Tami you are so wonderful thanks for being a great bloggee friend :)

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  3. OKAY my sweet sweet friend Janice.... try this one on for size:
    I write under my maiden name so that my ex husband would not know I wrote books. I have absolutely NO visible footprint of who I legally am.... so does that make me less independent? NO... just cautious. It is SO hard to believe that we are safe after what we've been through... It is SO hare to trust again after what we've lived through... but you have yourself a wonderful man, great daughters and a beautiful grandson.... time to stop looking over your shoulder.... (if only for a few minutes) I love you to pieces!!!

    Thanks for pondering with me!

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    1. I love you to pieces too Brenda, I had quit looking over the shoulder for some quite time so to have it come from someone I once called a friend is very hurtful & so disturbing but life HAS to move forward so with the love & support of YOU I know it will be ok...thanks for YOU :)

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    1. Me too because technology isn't my strong point, Thanks Wayne :)

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  5. We will support you all the way so that you can maintain your independence.

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  6. I thought we could block someone if necessary?

    Wonderful to hear of your great relationship with your husband, and blessings as you setup anew.

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    1. Yes they are blocked but sneaky little thing goes in from someone elses or just googles my blog name which is why I changed it once but the gmail was attached to it so I started a whole new gmail & blog crossing my fingers. Thanks for the support & friendship :)

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  7. Hi! I'm here! I've been thru this before.. and would you believe the main problem was with family members who loved to snoop and then condemn. Sad, and yes it does violate your sense of privacy and the ability to share openly. Folks who've blogged with me for several years have seen my blogs go thru several phases and names, and even be private members only... but then I never got to meet any awesome new folks... like you! :-) Note that I blog with a pen name. That helps! Of course you will also find my real name, my location, and other details of my life scattered thru my blog, so if anyone wants to put any work into it they could easily find me. So far I've been lucky or at least they've kept quiet. I also am careful not to advertise my blog with family or coworkers, or on FB. There are folks there I don't want anywhere near here! :-) I hope your new spot brings you a peaceful place to share what is in your heart and in your life, we all need that sense of caring and encouragement we find here. Independence is having time and space for yourself and being able to take care of yourself, but we still need those who love and care about us to make life good! HUGS

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    1. I don't have FB for this very reason, no co-workers, & only my daughter in my family knows the blog address, so it was obvious when things started popping up on FB. I love you ability to just know what to say to make me feel better and not like a crazy'o LOL
      YOU the BEST JOsie!!!

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  8. I don't know exactly what happened to cause you to change your blog but I can definitely relate to the feeling of invasion of privacy. Sometimes it seems I almost use my blog to hide from the "real" people in my life.

    I hope you have great success with this blog! I like your new look a lot!

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    1. Yes the blog world is so wonderful no judgement just love and encouragement you will not find ANY mean hateful things to make you go ops TMI or anything. I want the freedom to write my life without it being judge or critized so this was necessary. So glad you came by. xoxoxo :)

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