My Secret Life… Busted!
Posted by Love,DANI
I started blogging not too long ago and it has made such a positive impact on my life. It’s helped me cope with my issues, emotions, and most importantly helped me connect with a whole community of women who are going through the same hurdle. As time passes, I get more and more involved in social media and I find my virtual life super fun.. to bad my husband doesn’t share the same enthusiasm.
In real life though, none of my friends and family know of my WordPress blogs, my twitter and videos on you tube, not even my husband. That is, until last night. I don’t feel ready to have people so close to me know this much detail about me and the way I feel, not even my parents. That sounded less weird in my head.
My husband is a very private person and gets upset at even some topics I’ll discuss with my girlfriends. It’s not that he hides things, he just doesn’t like to discuss some topics with other people.. and I’m the opposite, I’m an open book (usually) and love to talk about every tiny detail of the most inappropriate things… let me rephrase that, there is no inappropriate topic for me. I loooove my girlie talks with my BFFs and there are no boundaries between us.
Husband won’t even go on Facebook…I’ve been on Facebook for years and I’ve always like it, but I had never opened my life like I’m doing now. I’ve had this feeling that one day he’ll catch up to my shit and will be pissed once he knows that I’m writing and that a bunch of strangers (no offense) are reading it. So I decided to test my waters.
Last night I told him I have been blogging and how it has helped me cope with my emotions.He wanted to know who was reading it. I explained that none of our friends even know that I’m doing this so they will most likely never even read it, especially since it’s completely separate from my Facebook account.
He was all over the place saying that there are a ton of pervs out there and blah, blah, blah… but he shared with me that when he was backpacking in Australia years ago, he found himself discussing really personal things with complete strangers. So I held on to that with all my she-ha powers! Maybe there’s hope that he’ll understand, accept it, or even embrace it… maybe that’s pushing it…
It sucks because I’m really into this and I don’t want to stop. I blog about infertility now, but hope to one day blog about pregnancy, then about kids, then about travelling, cooking, crafting… I don’t plan on ever stopping. But how can I get him to support me? I usually talk to myself while I drive so I recently started making videos and posting on YouTube. Needless to say he was not happy about that… but I was really hoping that he would eventually come around and make videos with me.
Did any of you have the same issue? Any suggestions on how I can convert my husband to social media?