Hello my lovely readers, I am terribly sorry for my absence. I know that I’ve been posting book reviews (and currently running a bit behind, oops) and award show wrap-ups, but I haven’t really been posting much personal content. That seems a bit weird considering it is called “the musings of monique” and I haven’t really been offering many musings lately.
As many of you will know, around three weeks ago, I became engaged to the most amazing man I have ever met and you can read just a little bit about that here. Why just a little bit? Well, sit down my friends, for we have a story.
You see, the lovely T asked me if I would be happy to share my engagement story on KiKi & Tea and then publish it over here. It was something I was already planning to do because how exciting are proposals and engagements! I quickly wrote a post (because the words were just flowing out of me), attached some pictures and told T it was ready to go.
Then I stopped to think about it.
With the Internet, blogging and social media, very few things are truly sacred anymore. We share births, deaths and marriages on Facebook, Twitter and our personal blogs. As excited as I am to share my proposal story with people I have an actual relationship with, I don’t know how comfortable I feel with strangers reading about possibly the most personal moment of my life. Your friends and family are there for the wedding, but the proposal is something that is just between me and my fiancé. If you are a friend of mine and you want to know the story, give me your email, I will happily send it to you.
But I made the decision not to post the full story, despite the fact that it is truly movie-perfect to me. DG pulled out all the stops and has reminded me every day why he is the man I am over the moon excited to marry.
It’s a dilemma I have been having with blogging and social media these days. It’s part of the reason I’ve been pulling back a bit. I love to write and I love to share my opinions with others in a discussion, but to me, there is a fine line between sharing my thoughts and sharing a part of myself.
I will continue to blog and because of the person I am, you can be sure that I’ll be posting more than a few wedding related blogs either about something I have learnt or seeking advice.
This, I guess, is my way of explaining my absence. It’s not that I’ve lost my passion for writing (that couldn’t be further from the truth), it’s that I’m trying to keep my personal life personal.
You will still see me around, I promise!