Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
To my chagrin, anonymity was lost nearly soon as this blog was formed. I had a lot to say and still haven’t said it.
It is probably just as well.
It would have been disastrous to have private musings misunderstood or even worse, understood.
A lot of life has happened since August 2, 2018, when I started taking to online writing on Blogspot.
I moved to WordPress on August 25th, 2019 and blustered my way into writing a story, something I had never done or studied.
Listening to Matt tell my tale on Short Story Saturday is refreshing and a nail-biter all at the same time.
I have aged quite a bit, gained a few pounds, and lost a lot of hair in those three years but fortunately, writing has slowed the pace. It was good to get a few things off my chest spinning a tale that followed real-life somewhat.
I have gained more in these three years than I can comprehend. It has been a beautiful journey and I have made a lot of friends.
I have lost a few folks along the way as well.
Recently, I took a little over a month off from everything but the necessities. This time of prayer, reflecting, and setting boundaries was probably among the most important things I have done in almost four decades of living.
Shortly after, I wrote Resources For Men In Abusive Relationships. It took me a long time to hit publish, but I manned up.
Though I cannot publicly discuss this, my perspective on life changed in October and I have a higher or more accurate self-worth. I have discussed such things with my Beloved and my children. I l hope and pray they do not have similar pitfalls falling into abuse.
Some in my former circles continue to view me with contempt. I have elected not to seek out the favor of such people and have cut them out of my life. It has brought me a lot of joy. So has forgiving them.
Three years ago, It would have been psychologically disastrous to have misunderstood musings. Today, I am glad I am not anonymous and have my own voice.
Is this a ramble?
Does it feel good?