404th Friday Blog Roundup
I actually wrote this on Thursday before I left and scheduled it to run today, so I have no idea how the conference is going. I don’t even know if I’ve remembered to pack pants at this point. Only time will tell.
I feel like I should take this opportunity to write something to my future self; to all the future versions of you. Which is actually the current version of you because you are reading this in my future. Blowing my mind.
Except I can’t think of anything profound to say. What is life like on August 3, 2012? Is it very different from August 2, 2012? I have to imagine it is since things change on a daily basis. Perhaps Facebook has folded and Twitter is now passe. Maybe you’re reading this on a new device, one I can’t even begin to imagine on August 2nd but will be commonplace in the future such as on August 3rd. Oh my G-d, it just hit me that YOU know the results of the Olympic events that I’m going to watch tonight. Don’t spoil it for me; don’t tell me a thing! I don’t want to know what is happening at the Olympics on August 2nd.
In all seriousness, fill me in since I’m at the BlogHer conference, and I know from past experience that I will have no clue what is happening in the world beyond this windowless room. What is life like for you? In other words, what are you up to today?
And now the blogs…
But first, second helpings of the posts that appeared in the open comment thread last week as well as the week before. In order to read the description before clicking over, please return to the open thread:
- “The Words We Use” (Journey of a Woman Warrior)
- “The Greatest Show on Earth” (Everyday Stranger)
- “What Causes Adoption” (Write Mind Open Heart)
- “Uff Da” (I Lost a World)
- “This Mortal Coil” (Too Many Fish to Fry)
- “This is What We Do With Broken Things” (She Laughs at the Days)
- “Lessons in Infertility” (From IF to When)
Okay, now my choices this week.
Hobbit-ish Thoughts and Ramblings has a post about being thankful that she’s not living her life in the public eye with all the pressures a princess goes through to produce an heir. She writes: “As someone who dealt with years of questions, even before I was married, about when I would begin having children, I take offence on the Duchess’ behalf. She has only been married for a year and a bit, and she’s still adjusting to her new role within the royal family. Cut the woman some slack!” I mostly just loved her hypothetical questions, even though I had no potential answers myself.
My Bum Ovaries has a great post depression and infertility. She explains her fear: “We started by talking about how I’ve been depressed. I told him I’m worried that this depression isn’t just a phase and that being infertile is actually re-wiring my brain to be different. I know I’ll never be who I was before, but what if I don’t ever get back to being a happy person?” It’s a beautiful post about trying to find yourself as you are losing yourself, and the ending brought a huge smile.
Lastly, Quietly Southern has a very moving post tying in a memory of almost drowning as a child to how she feels going through her recent loss. She writes: “For the last month I’ve felt like I’ve been drowning. Instead of water filling my lungs it’s been loss, despair, sadness, anger, depression and frustration. Immediately after the miscarriage there were times where I literally couldn’t breathe. There simply was not enough air on the face of this earth to fill my lungs and push out all the raw hurt I was feeling.” It is a heartbreaking post; a must-read.
The roundup to the Roundup: Fill me in: what is life like for you today? And lots of great posts to read. So what did you find this week? Please use a permalink to the blog post (written between July 27th and August 3rd) and not the blog’s main url. Not understanding why I’m asking you what you found this week? Read the original open thread post here.