2:35 am ][ a different Josie

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I remember my first blog.  Vulnerable…honest…transparent…imperfect.  I didn’t care what I exposed about myself because I didn’t know I had reason to be ashamed.  I documented every moment of my relocation to Chicago – that is until I met “him.”

I blogged about the crazy adventures I went on- alone.  I blogged about rescuing my cat from the 5th story window of my high-rise apartment.  I blogged about meeting my online “boyfriend” of 2 years for the first time.  I blogged about the car ride with a stranger (who I thought I knew) who mistook me for a prostitute.  I  blogged about the time I questioned my dad’s love for me.  I blogged about my goals and how I felt I would never accomplish them.

Today I reflected on that version of myself who blogged so openly and felt an intense longing.  Back then I knew no one was watching – so I blogged without a censor.  Until I met “him.” I’m ready to be that version of myself again.  So every night before bed (and maybe even more often than that), I’ll write for me.  No articles, no motivational posts…just me and my thoughts in their rawest form.  Unedited – just the way I used to…before I met “him.”   And just maybe I’ll open up about “him” one day.

Nosy Josie heart JE1

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Josie is an aspiring writer living in Chicago Illinois, inspiring self-love through her own tragicomic life journey. Follow Josie as she details her collection of dating fails, life lessons and heart-to-heart confessions with her nosy readers.

15 Comments on 2:35 am ][ a different Josie

  1. That’s the way Jo…think of your happiness first, write it all down and take the pain away…it feels so liberating to lay it all down without considering what others may think about it…but you’re definitely right when you say we wanna know about “him” at some point….take your time, we’re here to stay :)

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    • :) thank you so much for the encouragement and self-love reminder. I know you are King of transparency and truth. We can all stand to learn a thing or two from you. Its crazy how we sometimes start a journey so open and then along the way we close the doors to our heart and soul. But the beauty of a blog family is that you guys are always here as a constant reminder to stay true to who we really are. And yes, I remember you asking about “him” before lol :)


  2. Love this. The rawness is needed sometimes in our life. It’s who we are without the expectations of society thrown on us and many times I am truly guilty of forgetting that.
    Be the you who is differently decadent. I support that girl! :D

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  3. This is awesome! I am looking forward to reading what you have to write.

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  4. Eboni Katrice // August 22, 2016 at 11:56 am // Reply

    I enjoyed reading this. Now that I am back to blogging, I have been struggling with whether or not to be the transparent blogger I was in my 20’s, or reserve my reading for more general topics.
    I am drawn to more personal posts, but I also worry about being too vulnerable.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Yessss, its such a major decision isn’t it?! First and foremost – welcome back to the blogsphere! I hope you’ll come back and share your blog with me :). I think you being drawn to more personal posts is a good indication that you should rekindle that in your own writing. But there is NO reason Queen that you can’t do both. I know I plan to :). Maybe we should look at this vulnerability like a relationship…we can take it slow and open up more and more as we grow to trust our blog family. <3

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  5. I can’t wait to read these, Josie. Good for you! :)

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  6. Ugh I love it! You’re such a beautiful inspiration!

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