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The Message

I am having a very odd problem right now when it comes to blogging. It’s not writer’s block: I’ve been lucky enough to have rarely wrestled with that beast. The problem I’m having doesn’t–to my knowledge–have a name.

I feel like I’m having all the wrong ideas. I’m annoying myself.

Every time I sit down to blog, I get the urge to type out a post full of warm and fuzzy advice about living your best life (hat tip to Oprah), having a great attitude, surrounding yourself with people who lift you instead of drag you down, making things happen, reaching for the stars, being kind to yourself and others.


What is happening to me????

I don’t want to be a preacher of the Warm and Fuzzies, and I don’t think people want to read that.

But it’s in my heart. I am in a really good place; I love my life and love the people who surround me. I’m just not sure I want Suburban Scrawl to have a Stepford Wives/glazed over/lovey-dovey era.

The solution, I think, is to find a happy medium. I need to stick some of those post ideas in the draft folder when they come to mind, and unleash them occasionally, I guess.

One thing I know for sure: I have been waiting for a reason to use this clip from one of my favorite movies for YEARS, and today…it’s perfect. This is me, right now.

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  • Liz January 30, 2013, 7:20 am

    Sounds (and looks) like a trip to Garrett’s is in order, be right there. #iwish

    • Melisa Wells January 30, 2013, 7:23 am

      OOH ME TOO!

  • Momo January 30, 2013, 7:24 am

    Noooo! People like me need people like you to balance us out. Just be happy!

    • Melisa Wells January 31, 2013, 6:23 am

      “People like me”…aww, YOU. xoxo

  • Shannon January 30, 2013, 8:01 am

    Write what you want to write. If you write it, they will come, or at least I will.

    • Melisa Wells January 31, 2013, 6:24 am

      Thank you. 🙂

  • Colleen January 30, 2013, 10:34 am

    I’m with Momo. I’ve recently decided to embrance my need for daily reminders of happy (and this is after achieving the best sense of happiness I’ve ever felt!). I used to think it was so cheesy – this need for positive affirmations – but my Web browser now opens three tabs as home pages – each with a blog that posts regularly in some way that makes me immensely happy. So like Shannon says – sprinkle some of those good thoughts in there – cuz you’re the kind of person I want to grow up to be like! 😉

    • Melisa Wells January 31, 2013, 6:24 am

      You are sweet. And good for my ego. Thank you. xoxo

  • Jennifer January 30, 2013, 11:17 am

    I love that you are happy and bright! It picks me up on the days that I am gray and crabby. Keep writing whatever the heck you want to write, and I’ll keep reading either way!

    • Melisa Wells January 31, 2013, 6:24 am

      Thanks, Jennifer. 🙂

  • Grandma W January 30, 2013, 7:52 pm

    YES, be happy I think this world is getting to sad, every day you hear about a shooting or something sad, we need lots of HAPPY.

    Love Grandma W

    • Melisa Wells January 31, 2013, 6:25 am

      Thanks Mom!

  • Headless Mom January 31, 2013, 12:02 am

    Happy is good. But if you turn into one of those perfect house people on pinterest? I may have to shoot you.

    Kidding! Enjoy the happy!

    • Melisa Wells January 31, 2013, 6:26 am

      I will NEVER be one of those perfect house people on Pinterest. THAT I can promise.

  • Marianne January 31, 2013, 12:09 am

    Oh please be happy & write about it! Most of us are wallowing in seasonal despair and self-pity like a bunch of reality-show biotches.

    While we wait for your new posts, I’m going to see if Best in Show is available under free movies. CLASSIC.

    • Melisa Wells January 31, 2013, 6:31 am

      So many quotables in that movie: it’s a masterpiece!

  • Tara R. January 31, 2013, 10:09 pm

    But your warm fuzzies are always so great!

  • TheNextMartha February 5, 2013, 9:55 pm

    Are you still waiting for a message from yourself?

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