Why didn't I....?

Monday, January 10, 2011

I wish I'd joined Sparkpeople earlier.

And not in some nebulous "gee, think where I could be now if I had!" sort of way - I was invited/encouraged to do so by a friend several YEARS ago. But... it was PUBLIC. And ONLINE. All sorts of strange people are on the internet, right? I didn't want to be out on the internet. It was, y'know, SCARY.

Let's forget the fact that I've had a M-F daily knitting/craft blog (http://craftygryphon.blogspot
.com) since 2007 - about when I learned about Sparkpeople the first time. Eventually, I realized that it's possible to be on-line without being overly paranoid about it. Yes, there are some nutters on-line; but there are nutters in the real world, and that doesn't keep me from leaving my house.

Let's forget that I've been on for almost a decade (under the handle "Dances-with-Dustbunnies"), which also has - GASP - public bulletin boards.

Let's forget that I'm all over Ravelry, especially the HPKCHC groups.

If you forget all that with me, then it makes perfect sense that it was the solely the potetial of Internet Danger that kept me from joining Sparkpeople years ago.

Otherwise, it just means that I was scared to start moving towards better health - and that would just *suck* to admit!!
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    "Why didn't I?" is one of those things that can haunt me. The important thing is that you are here NOW and you are going to do it! Don't get caught up in worrying about things you could have done differently in the past.
    2655 days ago
    I think I saw SparkPeople mentioned last January, when I was new to HPKCHC, and having the worst month of my life, and I didn't follow it up.

    This time, I did, and I'm so glad. I am disgustingly points-motivated; I have a limited affection for the social aspect of the site, but I'll do what I need to to get my points, darnit. And it seems to be working...
    2656 days ago
    I just mentioned the odd fear feelings in my blog today too. But hey, we're all here now and all moving forward right? :D
    2656 days ago
    I always say "Better late than never"...... emoticon
    2656 days ago
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