Tuesday, May 22, 2012

a lesson on humility


When I first started this blog, my idea was to have a place where I didn't have to be pushed to be sociable and make small talk. As an introvert, I feel very awkward in social situations where I have to deal with a big group. I wanted a place where people did not care about what I did for a living and did not ask me what I do for a living as a way to size up my income.

What I did not expect when I started this blog was to find a virtual world filled with women full of life and talent. I did not expect to find women who are mothers, wives, professionals, artists and everything in between who are also extremely filled with substance. Every woman who has visited this blog has touched me in some way. Be it through the wonderful art they blog about or the wise words they have written.

To all of you, I want to say thank you. Thank you for proving me wrong and giving me hope. Each one of you have showed me the world is filled with beauty and love and for that...I will forever be thankful.

21 comments:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Oooh, I just got all mushy and choked up...thank you for being honest. Thank you for being brave enough to be yourself. Thank you for letting beauty shine through! I'm happy we met! Kathy

Elena said...

It's really cool isn't it...when 'The Introverts' of the world find each other among the cyberwaves and get to discover the beauty normally kept hidden? In the short time I've come to know you I like you lots! The fellow introvert...

Ducky said...

I was literally just texting with my two best friends about being the mom that avoids the other mom's at practices a activities because I just don't do small talk well. :D those two best friends happen to be the ones I met blogging 3 years ago.

Blogging has opened all kinds of amazing doors both inside myself and for life in general. I am continually amazed at the benefits of having a small space to call your own!

Ariel said...

Isn't blogland really a wonderful place? I started my blog in 2009 to showcase my love of writing and poetry. Last year I started creating art again. It was only through the encouragement of a fellow blogger that I found the courage to publish my creative pieces. Now I'm addicted to blog hopping and am so happy to find so many beautiful women with their lovely creations.
Susan

JerseyLil said...

That’s really beautiful, Ana! I am so glad to have met you here. Like you, when I began blogging I just wanted a place to go where people would not judge me. And for me, blogging began as a way to channel much of the personal sorrow in my life into something more positive. Like you, I found a wonderfully giving blog community, especially the women. Is that your artwork at the top of this post? Very nice!

Creatively yours Fi said...

I agree Ana :) What a wonderful find...the blogosphere :) So many inspiring women...so talented. I have been transformed by it myself....keep sharing your gorgeous insights! Fi

Jo said...

Well thanks to you too for putting a unique blog out there. I love reading your posts, and, as an introvert myself I was insanely happy when I found your blog. It's so easy for bloggers to just promote their wonderful lives (whether true or not) but I find your writings so honest and interesting.

foxysue said...

So glad you have found 'home' it feels so comfy here doesn't it? So welcoming knowing you can be who you are and accepted!

Love the art, is it yours? x

La Dolce Vita said...

Reading the "about me" section of yours made me realize how much we have in common.
I am into art, photography, writing, embroidery and other creative pursuits which I express in my blog.I hope you will visit me and share your thoughts.
Have a beautiful day !
love,
Sanghamitra
{from India}

NatashaMay said...

Such beautiful insight. Thanks for sharing and I agree.:) It's amazing to be a part of the Blog Land.

Arkansas Patti said...

Bloggerville seems to have the cream of the crop people wise. I include you and I in that group. The cloak of invisibility blogging provides, really makes it easy to share. I'm new here but hope you keep them coming.

alteredstatesstudio said...

i wanted to say thank you! for your kind words on my blog about my tag i made for our anniversary! i love seeing comments left- little words of encouragement. i had to visit here. and then to find a wonderfully honest, inviting blog- such a treasure. you have a lovely writing voice...i love being able to make connections in this blog-world...finding others with similar interest or inspiring words. thank you for visiting, and i plan on stopping by here as well.

Monika said...

Ack. You made me teary as well! Many thanks to you for sharing your thoughts.

Diane said...

Love this post. I've written similar sentiments at various points in my blog adventure. I love Blogland and I feel a little bit sorry for people who have no idea it's even here :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The blogosphere's a wonderful place and you are an important part of it!

Anna said...

This was so beautifully written! I will definitely come back for more :) And thank you so much for leaving that sweet comment, so I could find your lovely blog!

Sherri B. said...

How beautifully put...I agree completely! I have made so many friends online and it's a wonderful thing. Have a lovely Thursday! :)

Introverted Art said...

Thank you all for the kind words. In addition, some have asked if this is my art. The answer is yes. I painted it in water color and graffiti. It is a copy of an old poster I found online.

All the art and photography posted here are mine. If not mine, the photo will link back to its rightful owner.

Lynn Fisher said...

...and I just found you and your blog! I am visiting through Kathy and LOVE what I see. There is a host of wonderfully talented women online. Thanks for being one of them!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very nice post! I love the blogging world. I've managed to meet some wonderful people from different areas of the world. It's really heartwarming.

Ophelia said...

Isnt Blogland great!!! Nice to meet you. Truly loved my visit here!