Once I click the publish button today, there is no turning around, there is no turning back. There is no reversing my actions. My blogging ‘mask’ is gone, the ‘curtains’ have been lifted.
I have been blogging anonymously from the start, from the beginning. I found something safe about that. No one could put the words that I write to a face. I could write freely without being identified, without being judged. It felt and still feels safe.
See, within my circle of ‘real life’ friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances, only two people know that I actually have a blog – my husband and a good friend. I wanted (and still want) my blog to be a place where I can freely express myself through writing and I know that some of what I write could be taken the wrong way by certain people (yes, it really could and probably would be).
I have wanted to do this for a long time and kept postponing it for a while. I am not entirely sure why I am so shy to post a picture of myself until now – but I am sure that it has something to do with being a small-town girl. I am actually quite confident (but humble) in real life – seriously, I am! 🙂
Most people say they like putting a face to a blog as they can relate to the person more. I even have read that some people refuse to read blogs that don’t have a picture of the blogger – one actually said ‘Why should I read your blog if you are not willing to show me who you are?’
Putting a Face to the Name and to the Blog
But, right now, I am willing to step out of my comfort zone and post my picture. I am going to put a face to the name and to the blog.
So, allow me to re-introduce myself!
My name is indeed Constance, I am indeed Canadian, and I do indeed live in Taiwan – but you guys already knew that!
I love the simple things in life – the setting sun, the mountains, everything nature.
Many things make me happy – especially flowers (which comes as no big surprise as my blog is polluted with flower posts).
Photography is one of my passions and getting the perfect shot is like pure magic or striking gold (but you knew that, too).
I love caps (but not baseball ones) – I have many and I love wearing them!
Sometimes my mind is very focused (like writing the contents of my book, for example) and sometimes my mind is all over the place, but it keeps life interesting (kind of like my blog – it is a good representation of me).
I love attending festivals – especially lantern festivals!
I try to do everything to the best of my ability – I am an all or nothing girl!
I hate cleaning but I do it anyway as I love having a neat and tidy place!
Finding my own little piece of paradise on this crowded island is like hitting the jackpot.
A lot of my focus and energy these days are on writing my book.
But the biggest love of my life is my husband. He trumps all flowers and caps and holidays and festivals and everything else. 🙂
Now, over to you!! Is there anything you are afraid to share on your blog? If you are not a blogger, is there anything you are afraid to share in real life?
~~Both of the pictures of me included in this post were taken by my husband!~~
~~And I guess my previous post ‘Do You See Blue, Carrot Head?’ makes more sense now.
UPDATE: I have since deleted my pics.