I find it very frustrating when I am misunderstood.  It happens fairly often.  I try to joke with someone and they get offended.  I post something cute on social media and there is awkward silence.  I share how I really feel about something serious and someone laughs.  I don’t understand it and I don’t like the way it feels.  Sometimes I feel like I am strange or weird because even the simplest of comments (in my mind) lead to misunderstandings.  I can’t even ask a simple question sometimes without getting a negative reaction.  It has got to be one of the things that bothers me the most on a routine day.  I find myself initiating communication less and less.  This might be why I like blogging.  This is a way I can get my thoughts out there and since no one really knows me it feels less risky.  So far whether people understand me or not the blogging community is at least supportive and encouraging for the most part.  I’ve been blogging only a few months and the only negative comments I’ve received so far have from a family member (when I posted my blog post on my social media account).  I’ve stopped posting my blogs on my personal social media account which has solved that problem!  It’s a sad commentary to think that I find strangers more supportive than family!  That’s why I try to support other bloggers as much as I can.

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