Many of you are probably familiar with Lifetime television for women. It's one of my favorite channels, and one of my husband's least favorites! He says that on Lifetime, "the guy is always wrong" but I don't think so. If he'd watch it more, he'd see that's really not true. On a day off, one of my favorite things to do when I'm a little stressed and just need to zone out, is to watch a little Lifetime TV.
One of their signature shows is Intimate Portrait, a show that features a different famous woman every time. If you go to their website to see the show described, it says that the show "delves into the personal lives of the women being featured, showing their personal perspectives, their ups and downs, heartaches and happy endings." While I'm not exactly famous, (yet!) this blog is my intimate portrait. It's about my personal perspectives, my ups and downs, my heartaches and my happy endings. It's about what I'm currently learning, things God is showing me, things others have taught me, non-sensical stuff I'm thinking about, really life changing stuff I'm thinking about, and even sharing a little bit about things I haven't figured out yet and am not sure I ever will.
Many times I've been told, "you're too passionate..." or even "do you really think it's safe to be so outspoken?..."
Well, it's not always safe I will admit that. But my personal perspective is that everybody should be able to honestly express their thoughts and then "own their words." Whatever they say, they have to live with the ramifications. I've always been okay with that consequence for myself. When I feel strongly about something, I don't mind owning it at all. I enjoy living candidly, honestly, openly, yes...intimately. So the risk is worth it to me. Have I experienced people backing away because they can't handle my candor? Yes. But far more people come near rather than back away. So I enjoy living this way much more. Welcome to my Intimate Portrait.