Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"N" is for Nice

Wow.  I have some awesome friends in the blogosphere (and in real life, too!)

If I was bummed when I wrote yesterday's post, I am certainly feeling affirmed writing this one. I am continually amazed at the support and sense of community I have found through blogging, and this is a perfect example. It is such a joy to have you all out there on the other side of your computer screen reading about my life and sending your support and love right back to me. If I ever am having a bad day in the future, I will come back and read the wonderful comments you all left me on yesterday's post.

Thank you so much, each and every one of you. You really brightened my day with your outpouring of kindness.

I was really struck by how many of you identified so much with how I was feeling. It made me feel better to know that I wasn't the only one, so since so many of us are feeling the same way, I thought you might like to read a compilation of some of the things you said:

  • I totally identify with what you're saying. I feel that way a lot too. Maybe it's just the artist in you. Let's not fit in together!
  • I understand it all too well. I hope you feel better soon...and I would also like to "not fit in together" 
  • i've felt a lot like you--oYYyyy that horrible awkward jr high feeling! it sometimes makes me want to just hide away and feel sorry for my different-silly-dorky self, ya know? it frustrates me because i feel like others arent looking for friends to make a commitment to--only people who join their cliques on an as-need basis, if you know what i mean. even sometimes with the blogosphere i feel that way, too--like i'm just a huge goofball that still cant even fit in there!
  • I think most people feel similar, they just fake it most of the time.We Americans like to stay busy and avoid real community most of the time.
  • I agree with those who say that I think most people feel that way. I know I feel like a huge dork most of the time. And remember, those who are totally 'cool' work very hard at it, and it's a lot of effort that could be better spent being who they are.
  • I feel like I don't fit in ALL the time. It used to bother me, but now I like it because it means that I am truly unique.
  • Of course, that's coming from me, a person who hasn't fit in since the day I was born.
  • I think we all have days like these. God made you just the way you are and you fit right in with HIM. That's all that matters.
  • I totally understand where you're coming from :)
  • I learned alot about myself in NYC and much of that has to do with my dorky, weird, misunderstood self.
  • We all feel disconnected from time to time.
  • i TOTALLY understand where you're coming from.
All I can say is thank you for your empathy. I treasure the uniqueness that each one of you brings to my life. "Cookie cutter cool" isn't nearly as delicious as a beautiful mosaic of uniqueness and quirks!

Have a beautiful day!


Beenzzz said...

Lovely compilation. It's nice not to feel so alone. I think we all go through tough times. We have each other though. :)

Autumn's Mom said...

You rock Starshine. I hope YOU have a beautiful day :) xoxo

J at said...

what a delicious pile of support you got there! Love it. This is my favorite thing about the blogging community...the wonderful support we can all lend each other. :)