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What I Won’t Talk About

There are a number of things I don’t talk about here on Medium Roast—topics I consider off limits considering the array of family members and coworkers that occasionally peruse my musings. These are the things that I can only imagine would come back to bite me later in life if I ever went into detail so I know better than to put them out there for the world to read.

But damn if I don’t have to stop myself from talking about them every time I sit down to write a post.

Things like dating and my love life. I’d love to talk about the outrageous events that have kept me busy the past few months. Or even just share my thoughts on some of the interesting experiences I’ve had in my efforts to get out there and meet new people. I actually think a lot of people would relate to what I’m going through and probably find it damn entertaining. But alas, you’ll not be so lucky. The last thing I need is for the wrong person to read about my exploits and have that blow up in my face. So, if that’s what you’re here for, then I’ll have to disappoint you. (Not that it doesn’t hypothetically seep into my posts every now and then…I’m only human.)

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It’s frustrating to have this amazing outlet to say whatever I want and still not be able to say what I want for fear of future retribution. Anything that goes online is essentially permanent. I write each post thinking that someday, a future child of mine might find this and be seriously weirded out. Or at least, discover that at one point, their mother was young, vulnerable and human.

I love this blog. I have friends tell me all the time how they keep up with my life even if we don’t get to talk all that often. Every so often, someone will mention that they check it out occasionally and I get this weird mix of, “Oh god” and “aww thanks!” It’s flattering, but also terrifying.

And Medium Roast has begun to seriously evolve. What was once a super bubbly fitness and healthy living space has become a true testament to all of the insecurities and successes that make up a young woman in her 20s.

I guess there isn’t really a point to this post – just that as my life has changed in recent months, this blog has clearly changed too. And while I may not share every detail of my life, I try to include the important bits. And honestly, I’ll probably sneak little bits and pieces of the more personal things in because I can’t help myself so you should probably still come back and check every day juuuust in case. ;)

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2 Responses to What I Won’t Talk About

  1. I completely agree with you. I try to avoid talking about things on my blog that a future employer might not find as appropriate as I do. I”m not too worried about kids reading it later down the road, because thankfully a website can always be taken offline and essentially turned off, BUT, super personal topics and how I’m REALLY thinking, I try to avoid. It could always come back and bite you in the booty, you are so right! :)
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  2. Just write it all in a word file titled “memoir.” It’ll be even better reading after a couple decades have passed.

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