Who am I and why am I here.

Sounds pretty deep for a Monday morning after 2 weeks without a day off.

(This is the topic for a course I am taking on blogging, so if you are wondering if the trunk sale was good. Yup it was great. The rest of the blog  has nothing to do with the shop. )

The simple answers…. I am a beader and shop owner that wants to keep  all those who are interested, informed about what is going on at my shop Beads of Colour.

Dig a little deeper… I am a woman who’s learning difficulties need to be tamed by actually facing the challenge of writing about my life and putting it out for the public to see.

Dig still a little deeper…I find writing a blog actually helps me understand  who I am  and why I am here . I know that sounds romantic and it is. Life is romantic. When I sit down to write.   I stop… and look careful…. at the moments in my day that add up to my life. My life, my only life and  I recognize that these moments make me…me.

So the next question then why share this with others? I find that the act of sharing makes me dig deeper and creates both honesty and tension in my writing. The honesty is important to me. If you are honest with yourself and others you will grow and change and evolve. I also find the act of sharing creates a perspective that is unique to blogging.

This is where I really  struggle, the concept of sharing.  How much and what to share. My personal life seems open yet my business has boundaries. I know this is strange but true. I believe I am who I am.  I do  know this can change at any moment.  Change it does when I look carefully and honestly at my life and the world. Yet when it comes to my  business  it is not so easy. I am much  more careful about what I share. I find it involves  so many others and to know how others will react is difficult if not impossible to predict. After 16 years in business I still feel I am in a foreign country without a passport or guide book when it comes to running a business.

So blogging is my  new frontier it seems both dangerous and exciting. But mostly it keeps me connected to me and who I am today and helps me navigate where I will be tomorrow.http://blogging101september2014.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/welcome-to-the-commons/