The Girl Takes a Step Back

Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man - the biography of the man himself cannot be written.

~Mark Twain

I love Twain. I think today's society lacks someone of his wit. Someone willing to say it as it is and everyone will except it because of who the source is. His fame did not change him really. There is a reason this quote stuck out this week though.

Last week's post caused a bit of trouble for me. Not horrendous trouble but it made me think about how I'm conveying things and how they are perceived. Truly the written word is a wonderful thing and is what elevates us in the hierarchy of creation, but there are certain things that only the vocal exchange of words can clarify. My boyfriend reads my blog. I guess that is now a past tense *read*.

Some of the things I said came across a bit stronger than I had intended, and it cast doubts on our situation. Something I desperately did not wish to do. I offered to stop Broken Girl to avoid hurting him or causing anymore misunderstandings. He told me to keep writing, but that he would stop reading and have me tell him everything myself.

There is a reason that I am posting this. This was the first time I came close to hurting someone with my words and I caution my dear readers to think of possible implications that may arise from their words. I have known that some of my content should certain people (mostly my parental units) read it could blow up in my face, but I never foresaw that I could jeopardize my relationship with a rare and wonderful man.

I am not the same girl that stars in most of the posts. She was a fragile, broken creature that I glued back together. The current Girl is stronger and learned. I just wish to impart the hard truths that I learned along the way to finding this, hopefully, happy beginning.

And if he does read this I hope he knows: I love you, baby!


Andrea Leigh


Gwei Mui March 11, 2010 at 12:34 AM  

Hi 'tis true the pen is mightier than the sword. It can certainly be much sharper and cut incredibly deep. I do hope that everything pans out for you and your significant other. Sounds as if it will. I always worry in the back of my mind about the subjects I chose to scribble about. I've even not posted after spending a good deal of time writing a post because I just feel that it might cause hurt - even though it's my alter ego that's writing and I always disguise the people that I mention.
On a different note if you haven't already please visit me at
where your Beautiful Blogger Award is waiting for you to pick up. Just follow the instructions in the post (you will need to image google Beautiful Blogger to get copy of logo to post). Please keep blogging you have a way with words which is quite unique. :)

Andrea Leigh March 11, 2010 at 10:30 PM  

Thank you so much Gwei! If it takes me awhile to post it, it is because I am really not that great with links and the like and will need to study up so I can do it more acurately. Bahli had given me an award months ago that I did not post because *blush* I didn't even know of 15 other blogs at the time! It is not me ignoring your wonderful gesture it is me being slow in learning what needs to be done to present it.

Wilmaryad Oscallas March 12, 2010 at 9:01 AM  

Hello Andrea. I was going to suggest you avoid making the existence of your blog known to a significant others, because of the potential misinterpretations of certain words/situations/reactions. But I did not anticipate your beau to join your readership.

I have met and lost a guy on my previous blog, and have met him and lost him because of what I had written. So, when and if I meet somebody, he is unlikely to read my thoughts.

Not that we have something to hide on our blogs - they are online for everybody to read after all; it's just that certain trivial matters can be amplified in writing and may be taken personally while they were not meant to.

All in all, I hope Mr. Wonderful forgives us for stealing his Belle from him, from time to time, and that he understands that this is an outlet for our emotional journey. Nothing hazardous or mean-spirited. :)


craig March 12, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

hi i will be a regular visitor to this site and will tell my friends about cool content. God bless

Andrea Leigh March 16, 2010 at 9:29 PM  

Welcome Craig! ^_^


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