Thank you so much to everyone for your emails and comments regarding my last post. I was overwhelmed to see so many of you share your opinions on this topic. I was also touched by how many of you introduced yourselves, it's so nice to get to know some of the people that read this space.
I also want to let you know, that these feelings were not a result of anything that has happened here. Or anywhere, for that matter. I guess they are a natural expansion of these new protective emotions I am experiencing the first time as a result of becoming a mother.
I worry if anything were to happen to me, who would carry her over their shoulder exactly how she likes? I worry about the first time she goes to school. I worry about her first broken heart. I worry about her first grazed knee. And then, my mind wanders and I worry about worse things.
Generally, I am not a fearful person. I have lived in dodgy parts of London feeling completely at ease. Other than this blog (and an occasional Etsy buy) I live in a mostly analogue world. I go to the bank. I buy CD's and books in a shop. I prefer to call people than email or text. Heck, we don't even have a television. (We listen to the radio!) I like to believe that there is mostly good in this world. But of course there are creepy people, too. Online and in real life.
So far, this blog has bought me nothing but joy and good things. I have even made some real life friends out of it. For the time being, I am going to continue this space. Perhaps I will be more careful about what I share, but I know I will do what I feel comfortable with. We have some exciting projects coming up that I really want to share here too. There are good things happening.
But now I'm off to enjoy our weekend. As much as I can with this rain.
Pink iPhone pictures from yesterday's walk. Those Brogues are my favourite shoes in the world.