Monday, May 28, 2007

Telling Secrets

You all know how much I love PostSecret, right? Even when things surprise me, I still think this is an awesome concept. Telling secrets is nerve-wracking sometimes, not everyone understands, some people are kind and polite, others shun you for telling uncomfortable truths.

There is a great postcard up there this week. It says, After my son died, I began to overachieve in everything I did. Everyone says I am so strong, I just want him to be proud of me.

I don't know that I'm an overachiever, but I'm trying very hard to be the kind of person my son and daughters would be proud of. Did you ever wonder what your legacy on earth will be after you are gone? I do....

I want to go to this event. Maybe I'll write a secret for it. If any reading this blog is going, let me know. We could meet up, maybe?

The first outdoor PostSecret event will be held in Toronto this week.
Place: The Ontario College of Art and Design (100 McCaul Street.)
Date: May 31st (Thursday)
Time: 8:00pm
This is the only event planned for Canada this year so please arrive early, space is limited. Call PostSecret's recorded message for more information about this free event, 1-647-477-8427.

To the blog friends who responded to my email, thank you. To the real life family and friends who are too uncomfortable to look at me now, well, I guess you've made your opinions pretty clear.

Did I ever tell you all that my husband Mr.Cotta is the greatest husband who ever lived? Next time he annoys me, remind me of this, okay? Thanks...


  1. I had never heard of this, but I think this is so cool!!! Sometimes I feel like my life is one giant lie - because of things that I am too afraid to tell anyone. I mean if someone really knew the things I think about or worry about...I am almost too ashamed to tell people that I survived breast cancer at 29. Anyway - what a very cool concept!


  2. I love PostSecret, too. But sometimes it makes me very sad when I read it. Have fun at the event:)

  3. Whatever Mr. Cotta did yay for him. And your uncomfortable family and friends can shove it. Have fun at the PostSecret event, it sounds so fun.

  4. I think I turned the site feed on...

  5. I was hoping to go to the Postsecret event, but I have to work and wouldn't make it until 8:30 at the earliest. I might bike over afterwards anyway, with hope that I can at least catch some of it.

  6. Love love love Postsecret. If I lived in TO, I'd totally go.

  7. I had no idea there were Postsecret events! Fascinating.

    I'm so glad you have the support you need most, right where you need it most- at home! Here's to you Mr. Cotta!

  8. I read post secert every week. I seen this one today and it just broke my heart. How I understand her secert.

    I also wanted to pop in and tell you I love the artical. I thought it was so well writen.

  9. Yeah, this PostSecret thing is really cool. It would be neat to see something like this just for infertility and/or loss. I think we'd see a lot of very interesting responses. Maybe a lot of them would be really similar?