I am just going to get to it. I have been procrastinating beginning this blog for multiple reasons.
- I am a bit of a procrastinator.
- I don’t have any sort of logo ready, including just a photo of me with a ponytail.
- I don’t know how I am going to record myself for video communications.
- Also, where will I begin? What will I write on my About page?!
So instead of paralyzing my progress with all of my ‘but I have to…” and “what if’s…,” I have decided to just wave joyfully into the air to my family and friends while I jump right off of the dock into the icy, cold water. Not ideal, but really more my style.
My intention is to share my thoughts and feelings on this bat-shit crazy world and jacked-up country that we are currently living in. I don’t generally cuss (and if I do, it’s usually under the most entertaining of circumstances!), but that’s the phrase that keeps coming into my mind: everybody’s gone batshit crazy. Hyphen left out of that one intentionally, because I’m complicated. I am a mother to three young sons; I am a full-time student; I am a failed perfectionist; and I frequently try to make time to be a friend to my husband — whom I really liked before I married, and whom I like even more today. It hasn’t been all love and sunshine, but during our darkest times, we remembered that we had liked each other once, and we both put in the effort to make our ways back to one another. Marriage aside for the moment, parenting, more than anything else, has taught me that not only is perfection unattainable, but it is the messiness of daily life that makes living such a joy.
What I am offering to you is a place where you can come to read, and eventually hear, a potential voice like your own. I am offering this because it is what I need. For a few years now, I have been yelling out loud in the safety of my own home that I cannot be the only person who feels this way! I just can’t be. That doesn’t make any sense to me. So, I do not have a specific topic that I will be an expert blogger on. What I am presenting — as a mother with not-a lot-of-time to do my hair — are my thoughts on life today. Life as a parent; life as a spouse; life as a member of society who is concerned with what is happening in America: our institutions, our people, and most importantly, our beautiful, innocent children. I do not have solutions, and I do not know where to begin to find solutions, so I need to talk; and I am hoping that other people want to hear me and join me in mature and healthy conversation.
Disclaimer I: Topics will be whatever is on my mind at the time I sit down to write. Some days it will be politics, some days it will be religion, and some days it will be me wondering what the heck I’m going to make for dinner. People, please keep your expectations reasonable. I am a ponytail mama and that means my “routine” is dependent upon the wellness of everyone else in this family.
Disclaimer II: I am the moderator of my life. If anyone is disgustingly inappropriate, I will block you, delete you, cross you off with an X, or whatever it is that WordPress offers as a removal tool. Just sayin’.