There’s a thing I often tell my kids.

I kind of say it to everyone to be fair.

“You can choose your actions, but you cannot choose the consequences.”

I chose to spill my life every day in a very public way.

That was the action I chose.

I did not get to choose the consequences of that action.

Writing your thoughts is a funny thing. Because you learn as much about yourself as other people do.

But you also get to find out who is with you and who might not understand the way you live your life.

Consequences can be positive or negative.

But there are always consequences.

Here are some things that have happened to me as a result of dumping my thoughts on you all every day.

I have questioned so many of my life choices that my brain sometimes feels like a bowl of spaghetti.

I have learned just how many people are fighting a similar fight as I am.

I have had people distance themselves from me.

I have had people grow closer to me.

I have had people disagree with me and I have been okay with it. (This is a pretty big deal for me)

I have had discussions with important people in my life that I otherwise never would have had.

I feel sad more often than I used to.

I feel more confident in who I am at my core, rather than who I think people want me to be.

There’s a lot more to it, but to be fair, I don’t feel like opening more cans of worms right now. But I will say that in the long run I feel like the positives far outweigh the negatives.

So I’m just gonna keep on writing.

Because I’m a writer.

And that’s what writers do.

Carry on.