I just wanted to share with readers a link to my friend Carol’s blog, Fidose of Reality, and her most recent post about “coming out.”
Over the few years I’ve known Carol, she went from editor at a dog magazine’s blog to host of her own blog, Fidose of Reality, where she writes about all things dog. I think it’s a little ironic that it’s taken her this long to share perhaps her most important “dose of reality” with readers.
I’m pretty sure I met Carol at BlogPaws in 2010, but I don’t remember her introducing Darlene as her sister. That conference is kind of a blur and I’m not even sure I remember meeting Darlene at all. But I do know the next time we were together at a conference, in 2012 in Washington, I knew Darlene was Carol’s partner, so we’d obviously had some conversation about it during those two years. Either way, it was a non issue for me. I love Carol and the short time I spent with Darlene proved she and Carol were two of the kindest people I’d ever met. My dog Bandit and their dog Dexter romped together at the last conference we were at together. None of us cared who was married to whom (although Dexter did get married this summer as part of a fundraising event).
I wanted to share her blog post with you for a few reasons. First, because Carol hosts a fabulous blog about dogs. When she says her heart beats dog, she’s not joking. She’s also one of the most creative fundraisers I’ve ever met, and she’s got a great event coming up next year. The other reason, though, is that maybe you’re holding onto something that you need to let go of, and Carol’s story may help you understand that you have to bring it out of your closet in order to realize your full potential. I understand the journey to self-discovery; I’m currently asking myself why I’m here and what my purpose is. Part of that journey is accepting yourself for yourself, regardless of the response from other people.
You can read more about Carol and all things dog on her blog, Fidose of Reality.