I have been thinking this for awhile now.
Maybe some of you military wives will know what I'm talking about.
Now, I know when I post my blogs it is mostly highlights and good stuff. My life is not all happy, roses, and travels... so don't get the wrong idea. Sometimes life downright stinks! But I don't blog about it because, in reality, this is not the place for it.
But what do you do?
I know that when I move someplace it takes me awhile to build up decent relationships with people. And even then they aren't the strongest thing on earth so a lot of times I don't share stuggles going on in my personal life.
Some of that is because it can be hard to know who to trust.
Also... I don't want to be pegged as that girl with all the drama. You know who I'm talking about. We all know them. They are the ones who you barely say "hello" to and then they're off lamenting about some crappy situation in their life. To be frank, yes, sometimes things pile up and a woman will just let it all out, but when it is the same lady, all the time, with a different problem you just start keeping your distance. You don't want to be sucked in!
I refuse to be that woman!
But in the process of not letting people in on your troubles you can then be pegged as the woman who either "has it all" or "is too good for anybody".
I don't want to be stuck up, but I don't always feel it is appropriate to share personal things with people who you are not close to.
Yes, I have issues. Yes, I wish I had somebody to really talk to about them. But in the mean time I won't share my issues because sometimes I just don't want my problems to be other people's problems.
Does that make sense?
So where do you draw the line? How do you be open enough to show you are vulnerable without being dramatic?
I'd like some advice.