Embracing Today's Thorn

I like to think of myself as an honest person.  I will tell you just about anything you want to know.  More than you want to know probably.  

Example: the first time my husband ever called me (to ask me out on a date- how cute!) his first question: "What are you doing?"  Pretty regular question.  My response, not so regular. 

My reply went something like this: "I really wanted brownies but I didn't have an electric mixer.  Since I am a poor college student, I don't have any money to buy one.  So I decided I needed to sell some of my clothes to get some money.  I've done that, and now I'm on my way to Walmart to get the mixer.

Wow.  In hindsight I realize I could have just said I was driving...

My time in China furthered my TMI illness because the Chinese will ask just about anything.  Annnd I am more than happy to answer.  How much do you weigh? How much money do you make?  How much money do you have? 

Taking this a step further, I also don’t mind talking about my personal struggles from ages ago because, well, they are from ages ago.  While they've impacted who I am today, they are not part of my everyday story at the moment.  

Despite being astoundingly willing to share just about anything, I can't seem to make myself talk about my current issues though.

 I’m over at Velvet Ashes today sharing my embarrassingly elementary epiphany about why I can’t seem to share as freely about my today struggles. Join me?