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back-to1 I am ready to release. I am ready to tell my side if anyone cares. What happened? Why did I banish Twitter? Because this weekend I saw something that shook me to my core. In one split second I saw the community I love turn into something I didn't like. It hurt to watch. It was like a complete separation of what was and what could be. And I freaked.

When I came into this community seven months ago I saw a community. Moms who spoke the truth. Each with their own ideas. Each with their own story. It was amazing. I saw and heard of things I never heard of before.

Baby-wearing, attachment parenting, green living, natural living. Moms who read, and took pictures that were art. Moms who went to school and raised two young kids. People wrote sad stories, happy stories or stories that just plain made me laugh my ass off. It was great. I was home. This was my community.

Now I sit back and see that things have changed. Changed for me. I was not meeting new people. I was not venturing off. I was stuck in 140 words. And my reader was stuffed. And I hadn't met anyone new in a long while.

And then this weekend it was everything it shouldn't have been. It wasn't about community. It was about who was louder and who could make the most noise. I was trying to make noise. And that is were I lost it.

I never learned about all the new, great things from the loudest person. I learned about it from the person was soft and confident in their words. Welcomed me into their home. Shared a story or two. I listened with open heart and mind. I thanked them for their time. And their voice. And their story. And promised I'd be back.

And now I am reclaiming that. I am going back to my roots. Going back to how I started. No 140 words. I need that connect back. I need to hear the words not the yelling.

I going back, wanna join me?

You don't have to quit anything.

Just reclaim an hour a week to visit our community.

Visit a new home.

Say hi.

and Learn.

Moms put out the welcome mat. I am stopping by!

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Comment by Melyssa on August 18, 2009 at 5:33pm
Love that Susan! A truly timeless post, Best Melyssa -mrsblogalot

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