I blog, I write, I am active on several discussion boards, and on Facebook. I am relatively ‘out there’ on the internet, and feel it is important to do so. For the most part, I really enjoy it. But there is a part of me that guardedly remains secretive. I have somewhat of a public persona and a (very) private persona. I just don’t feel comfortable, for the most part, broadcasting things about my personal life, or my deepest thoughts and feelings for just anyone to hear.
Perhaps there is a bit of the Victorian in me. Where being a bit mysterious and unwilling to easily yield secrets is appealing? It’s not like I keep it all to myself. If I have built up trust with a person, I am willing to share my thoughts more freely. I just don’t like throwing stuff out there and not knowing what people are going to do with the information.
I think people with a bit of mystery are definitely more alluring. Where you have to slowly uncover pieces to get to know them. And it takes time and patience, which in this world of tweets and status updates is almost like living in the stone age. But it gets you below the surface, and into a deeper level of intimacy.
So yes, I do reveal a good deal about myself publicly. But sorry…if you really want to know my innermost thoughts and feelings, you are just going to have to get to know me a little better. Well, a LOT better. This girl just doesn’t give up her secrets so easily!
“Secret thoughts and open countenance will go safely over the whole world.” ~ Scipione Alberti (right on!)