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Jan 10th, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Well guys I am sorry it has taken me so long to write another blog. My life has been hectic this fall. Let me tell you what I have been doing. I have been trying to stay fit and still manage to have some time off (which I found nearly impossible) and I also have been just finding a new me.

I don't know where to start so I will start here:
Last fall around October a big change happened in my life. I decided to make sure that tennis was most important in my life next to GOD and my family, and while I was doing that I decided to rid myself of relationships that could stop me from reaching the main goal which is being the best. I did not want anything to stand in my way of doing what I do best which is playing tennis.

With that being said I went to Europe as my fans out there would know and played 4 tournaments this fall. This is more than I have played in the fall in the past 5 years!!!
Well I ended up reaching number 5 which was so cool before I fell again to number 7 (damit) and I had tons of fun doing it. But the turning point happened when I was on a plane coming back from Paris. I was thinking “did I make the right decision?” Was I right with riding myself of certain relationships?" I began to become scared and I was worried that I had made a mistake.

Then it happened I picked up this book called "Who moved my cheese" by Spencer Johnson. I was reading this one part that said "What would you do if u were not afraid?"
And than it said "there is always cheese don't be afraid to find it." Basically it was talking about being complacent and being afraid of change. I than realized that I was afraid I was afraid of change. I was afraid to move on. I was afraid I was afraid to find new cheese! I thought there was only one cheese out there but after reading that book I realized that there is all types of "cheese" out there. Now I am not talking about real cheese but cheese is whatever you make it to be. Whether or not its money, or boyfriends, or friends. There is always more out there if what u have around you. Ok I hope I am not boring you guys, but after reading this book my whole spirit and my whole life changed. I became a different person. My personal life as well as my tennis life improved. And all I do now is laugh! I love to live and laugh! It is awesome!

I would love to recommend this book to everyone out there! Don't be afraid to find new "cheese"!!!

Xxx
Serena



January 7, 2007
You just start dating a guy. He likes you, you like him. You guys want to spend every second together. When you are not with him you are talking to him on the phone. You have deep feelings for him. The feelings keep developing. They keep growing. You begin to think this could be it. You begin to think I really think this is it for me..... You love being together. You can't stand being without each other. You start to feel like you have never felt before, and you do things for him you have never done before. He tells you he doesn’t want to be with you and only you. He tells you he adores you. He tells you u guys were meant for each other. You care for him. You are falling for him. You take things slow. You don't want to make any mistakes. You go slower with him than you have ever done before. You don't rush to introduce him to your friends, let alone anyone else. You want it to be right. You are feeling this and you feel this could mean something.
He communicates with you. He thanks God you are in his life. You guys have fun together. You laugh together. He talks about being and becoming serious with you. He talks about his desire to love you one day. He talks about he can't imagine not being with you. You think he's falling in love with you. But you can't be 100% sure.
You guys have not said that sacred 4 letter word that starts with an "L". But you feel it deep deep in you. Deeper than you have in a long time.

You ask him "are we moving too fast"? He replies "We are just following our hearts."
You start to trust him. Something you have not done since your first heart break. How long ago was that? You wonder. Trust is something you vowed you would never do again. But slowly your heart comes out of its steel enclosure. You feel like you can trust him. You feel as if everything you went though was for a reason. And the reason was to meet him. Days turns into weeks. And he tells you about the connection you guys have in each others hearts.

Weeks turns into months and you slowly start to wean the other guys in your life out.
And than it happens. No not the "L" word. But what you have been most afraid of. What deep in your heart you have been afraid to confront. What you always suspected would happen one day sooner or later. HE STOPS CALLING. You panic. But you try to stay calm. He did this before when you first started talking, but u tried to forget it. You knew u should have not forgotten. But u tried to ignore it. He disappears for a week with no phone call. No answer to yours no nothing. Finally you hear from him. You want to rage you want to scream you want to cry. But you can't help you heart from feeling a tad bit happy.

As you begin to ask him what happened he stops you. He says "I need space". You cringe at these words. This is the very reason you begin to think why your heart was in that steel enclosure. The reason you don't put your emotions your feelings, your heart into it. Because one day it always turns in to this day. But you are already too far out you are at the point of no return, you can't come back. You can't believe, although a piece of you does believe it. Space. How many time have you heard this before? Space? Wasn’t you giving him enough? Space. Hummm you laugh because its so ridiculous. You laugh because again u knew this day would come. Why did you not listen to that little voice inside your hear telling you to "watch out". "Be careful". You laugh only because tears won't come.

You know its not you, but u cant help but look at that man in the mirror. You can't help but pick yourself apart. Why? Why? Why? Why? Why? And again and again you can't come up with the answer. Slowly as you try to focus on other things and think of other people you put you heart back into that steel case.

Tears finally come and they make you feel a little better, but the pain is piercing through your soul. The pain never hurts as bad as the first time. . But all the same you can't help but feel hopeless, foolish. Your great chance to be with your soul mate has again somehow slipped and failed.

But eventually you know you will pick yourself up. Eventually you know you will try again. And eventually you know you will find the keys to you heart, but also in the back of your mind you think.... Will it happen again.

fufuqifuqishahah
Jan 10th, 2008, 09:35 PM
that's very honest :yeah:

DokicPova
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:21 PM
she sounds really uneducated

hotandspicey
Jan 10th, 2008, 10:46 PM
Talking from the heart. :awww: Very well written entries too. :yeah:

venusdemilo
Jan 11th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Dang! Talk about spilling your guts. :hug:

There's something about writing that's therapeutic for a lot of people. If this is helping Serena heal, then by all means, let her keep on doing it!

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 11th, 2008, 12:56 PM
they are attracted to the honesty...

Dodoboy.
Jan 11th, 2008, 06:44 PM
its on the English papers!...haha...love the attention!

2moretogo
Jan 11th, 2008, 07:36 PM
Love Serena and the blog was very deep, but Serena needs an editor not on content but to check for errors. "then vs. than" and some spelling errors. She can still communicate honestly with us in her own style, but the errors are distracting at times.

Dodoboy.
Jan 11th, 2008, 11:47 PM
can't really spot the errors?

serenus_2k8
Jan 12th, 2008, 12:32 PM
I didnt notice errors?

I was amazed to see it in the papers, made my day! :D
Great piece though, she might move into writing after tennis ?:lol:

BuTtErFrEnA
Jan 12th, 2008, 02:23 PM
the errors show its her writing the blog...gives it all the more meaning :)

Dodoboy.
Jan 12th, 2008, 02:54 PM
haha...i was squealing in the library at my school!!...definitely made my day too:D

Marcell
Jan 12th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I just saw about four new articles within the past 24 hours.



http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/article678752.ece
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/sports/serena-williams-pours-out-her-painful-heartbreak-on-her-blog_10012638.html

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,153197,00.html

http://www.heatworld.com/Article/3896/Serena+Williams/The+heartbreaking+celeb+blog+everyone%E2%80%99s+ta lking+about