I’ve been wondering whether I should write this post, because frankly, I’m a terrible writer. As the people who know me in person, I’m a great story teller, but when it comes to expressing myself on “paper”, I suck.
I guess I’ve been lucky to have been blogging for 2.5 years without getting any nasty comments but that streak ended yesterday. Here’s the comment that showed up:
Honey, I am not a thin person myself, but you have a serious problem. Do you honestly believe you look GOOD?? No, you look like you are on a terminal diet of brownies. Think about our spouse, if you have one, and your children. You won’t live much longer, so you are making them orphans and a widower. Sew more and eat less, and go to the doctor.
There was an email attached (firstname.lastname@example.org) but no URL. I wonder if the email is even valid.
Really, “jecious”, do you think you’re being helpful? Do you think telling a complete stranger to “sew more and eat less” is going to accomplish anything? Here’s a clue: fat people already know they’re fat. Here’s another one: being fat doesn’t automatically mean being unhealthy. I see my doctor on a regular basis and guess what, my blood cholesterol is normal, my blood pressure is on the low side of normal. Oh, and if the stats aren’t good enough, I walk my dogs 2 miles an average of 4-5X per week. I shouldn’t have to justify my exsistance to a complete stranger, but evidently, you feel the need to pass judgement on a complete stranger.
The reality is that health is more important than being skinny. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. We, as women, should be supportive of each other.
I started this blog so I could share my sewing projects. Nothing more, nothing less. I don’t share personal info here because a blog isn’t a good way to really get to know someone. All you know is what the writer chooses to share with you. Honestly, I just want share my work and exchange sewing tips and reviews with other people who enjoy sewing. I don’t care what your politics are, I don’t care what race you are, I don’t care what your sexual orientation is, I don’t care about your marital or financial status is. I just care about what you sewed today and if it made you happy. Our modern life has so much stress that sometimes we just need to share what makes us happy and sewing is what makes me happy.