Well, actually, it doesn't seem that my "private writing" is much different after all. I got really annoyed the other day (before I locked this blog) when an acquaintance who reads my blog summarized my Brett situation (RATHER inaccurately after reading my blog posts about him) to a good friend a mine. I find it a) fascinating how people talk about other's lives - what is with that? when people ask me about friends I'm close with, I tend to summarize - if they want details why don't they ask the person in question? b) the way that others listen. Do you know what I'm saying? I say I'm feeling X about this situation because of Y reasons and someone comes away from it saying Helen likes oranges but hates peaches. And the person they say this to says but I thought Helen hates fruit on her food??? I guess this all is the "consequence" to the combination of me being an open book + this public writing forum, but for now I see that this is still my place and my space and I don't have to explain nuthin' to no one!
Brett's wild adventurous life has completely inspired me. In the spirit of my 35th birthday wish #1, I'm excited to try some new things this spring and summer. I have known about this Wilderness Institute for women (only in Boulder) and wanted to take their courses for a long time. Instead of doing the whole five day adventure stuff, instead I'm going to take a mountain bike clinic and a rock climbing clinic. How fun is that!?