A thought on sharing

I have been blogging since I was about 14 and since then I have and abandoned a few different blogs, notes on Facebook and before that, blogs on Xanga and MySpace.

With this most recent look into my life, I have been tip-toeing around the idea of posting things that are deeper than skin deep here, things that I might reveal to friends, things that come from deep inside me that cannot simply be scraped off the surface. In the past, such blogging has gotten me into trouble and I have lost my share of “friends” as a result.

So I wonder if I’m ever going to be…safe online as far as my thoughts are concerned. I have a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Linkedin and others, lots of people do, and no one’s content is really safe. People can look at your social media and find out many, many things about you. Why then, is it so hard to accept people sharing their thoughts and feelings online when they already share so much else?

I’ve done a lot of growing up in the last 10+ years and I try to keep the rules of “internet etiquette” as best I can but it’s not always enough. I’ve accepted that it’s never going to be enough; no matter what some people will always have a problem with who I am and what I choose to post.

In the past year alone I have learned that things I think are no big deal are offensive to some people and that I will never be able to anticipate that. I have also learned that it’s futile to try. All I can do is be the best woman I can be and be okay with that. While I’m NOT about to share my innermost thoughts just now, I will share this: People can be silly and we can really stress ourselves out by caring about they’re silliness – forcing ourselves to walk on eggshells.

Well not me, not any more. I’ll post what I want. I’m not ashamed of who I am. If I know that I’m not going anything wrong (morally or Biblically) then let them be silly :P

A visit to the Franklin Institute

This post has been a loooong time coming. I went to The Franklin Institute back in March with Tristan, his little brother and some friends from church. It was my first time going, ever.

Being the nerd that I am I really enjoyed myself although I was a little disappointed that it was so kid oriented (and it was a Saturday so they were everywhere) =/ *sigh* When I have little “critters” of my own this sort of things will be so much more fun…

Anyway here are some highlights from that adventure. Forgive the bad quality, I only had my phone…I really need to remember to bring my good camera places.
ben!
plane
steam engine
biiiig airplane engine

Pointless, sinister looking machine :D
machine
The pendulum is probably one of the coolest things in the museum. It swings with the rotation of the earth and knocks down all the little domino things surrounding it every 24 hrs. (one revolution).

But this was the most fun thing. Playing with momentum. Watch the video on my FB here.