Saturday, January 30, 2010
Even though alot of you know me as a very outspoken, candid, sometimes funny person I have always been a pretty shy private person. I always protected my life not by emotional walls but by maintaing a fairly private life. Not one to seek limelight, comfortable in my relationships with friends, and family, my life is full and rich in ways that I can not even begin to say.
Not long ago I decided to be less private, to expand my personal relationship horizons. This was done by Blogging, Facebook & Twitter. I have until recently enjoyed my new open life. I have been fortunate to meet some really amazing people,and to be the recipient of true altruistic encouragement and love. I will continue to be involved with the people who have befriended me and whom have excepted me, with no reservations or agendas into their lives. I am grateful and continue to have these amazing folks in my simple life.
The flip side of being less private is just that, as we know. Recently I have been hurt by a individual who has violated my personal life and has left me feeling isolated and alone. Being public allows people to be critical, I understand that but when a person is critical, and plain mean whilst being sweet to your face just enforces my ideas that privacy is good and puts me in a place whereas I must make difficult decisions.
This will be my last blog post and I will be taking my posts down in the next few days. I will also be altering the way I interact on Twitter and will stop following some folks & blocking others. I will also stop tweeting about my personal life in the public stream. It saddens me to do this as the experience up until now has been very positive, yet I must look out for what is best for me at this time in my life.
Remember folks that words in a unmoderated forum can hurt or push people away. That social media in it's form allows for one thing I cherish free speech, but that some speech is not always healthy to ones soul.
Friends in my final post I want to leave you with this... Love your friends, yourself, and be true to your convictions. Always follow your heart and your passions. Hug someone today, tell someone how special they are and finally do some random act of kindness. I still believe that people are in general good. We all seek the same core things, Love, Acceptance, Freedom, connection with others.
So "Good Bye" & "Be Well" I look forward to continuing my dialog with those i trust to do so with & to others I hope you find peace.
"Wander Aimlessly & Bark Like a Dog"
Posted by Steven M. Schwartz at 11:45 AM