re: the boat.

Posted on January 24th, by mb in intention. 4 comments

since i wrote that very vulnerable post tuesday, i have heard from so many people through email, facebook messages or texts, who go through this exact same thing from time to time. the most interesting thing about this is that most of these people are those who’d i’d never ever, in my wildest dreams, imagine to be going through the same thing as me.

one of the reasons i write is to process, and then the blog is just the added bonus of  connecting. a sometimes like-minded community of sorts.

as one friend said, “it’s just so nice to feel okay for not being perfect.. and more than anything the ‘imperfect’ feeling like the real ‘normal.'”

another said, “the difficult conversations sometimes lead to a deeper and more amazing understanding about each other and sometimes lead to either of us falling out of the boat again. but we keep climbing back in. and so far, neither one of us has TRULY wanted to stay in the water.”

i just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. thank you for reaching out. for being vulnerable. for getting back in the boat. for reading. for connecting. 

4 Responses to “re: the boat.”

  1. Mia says:

    <3 love (so much) !

  2. Christa says:

    I’ve been married for a long time, Mary Beth – almost 24 years. It’s all about getting back in the damn beloved boat. Over and over. Sometimes one person rows, and the other just flails in the wake, and that’s okay.

    You’ve got this.

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