I have finally decided to dive into the blogosphere. It seems overwhelming and intimidating, to say the least, but I like to write. I just haven’t had motivation for a while now. I blame many years of depression for that, but that’s a topic for another day. I should start by introducing myself or something. Or at the very least, I should write about something upbeat and positive. Right? Hmm…
So, about me…I am what I am. Popeye said it best, I think (actually, I think he said I yam what I yam). Wasn’t there something else about spinach and olive oil and sweet peas, too? Man, that guy sure liked food. How come I never noticed that before?
I digress- this is a blog about me and my life and all of the craziness that it encompasses. 3 kids, one is my biological spawn; a fiance’ who is divorced and came with the 2 other kids, one of whom has ASD and other special needs; my estranged, dysfunctional family and lots, LOTS more! Sounds like some kind of party, huh? Oh, it gets so much better, let me tell you. Let’s add to that mix, blended families and bi-racial children and ADHD and some other fun quirks just to make it that much more interesting.
I am hoping this blog becomes a kind of therapy for me and helps “fix” what many years of living in dysfunctional relationships has done to me. I am finally in a relationship that is healthy and it seems like nearly everything and everyone outside of that relationship wants to tear it down and set it on fire and dance around the ashes. Yes, it does seem that dramatic from where I’m standing. I think I can even smell smoke…
So, if you want to read about love, life, children, craziness, depression, and just a lot of good, old-fashioned fun, then I expect you to come back for my future posts. I warn you though, I am brutally honest and I do tend to swear when I’m all heated up and in the moment. I’m not afraid to spew the contents of my twisted mind out into this blog to make it as intense and emotional as I need it to be in order to feel better about whatever it is that’s gnawing away at me; especially if it’s a small animal or child doing the gnawing. I am not a chew toy.
So why write a blog? Why add more junk to the growing pile? The answer is simple.
I want people to read about me and my life and relate and tell me how well-spoken I am and how much they enjoy reading my posts. I want my blog to grow to epic proportions like those of and Nikki Knepper’s ‘Moms Who Drink and Swear’ and Dan Pearce’s ‘Single Dad Laughing’ . I want my name on the lips of other stay at home moms and dads. I want to become a household name. I want branding, and licensing and, and, and…
Ahh…who am I kidding? I want to blog because I’m bored. Sure I’d like people to read it, but it really and truly is about me finding myself, connecting with people, and feeling less crazy and alone.
And with that, I will bid you adieu and thank you for taking the time to read this. I promise something interesting in every future post. Well, mostly interesting at least, but it may only end up kind of interesting at times. What if some days it’s not at all interesting? What if I get writer’s block and can’t come up with anything interesting to say?? What if…???
Let’s be honest here, I can’t be spot-on and entertaining for everyone all the time, can I? Of course, everything is relative, so…what’s interesting to me may not be interesting to you. What I can promise is openness and honesty and a willingness to make people slightly uncomfortable most of the time. 🙂
With cold, wet feet~