Sunday, December 4, 2011

An intro of sorts

So, here I am, back at the old blog. See, after the shitstorm that was the first part of this year, I thought it would be funny to post about what it is like to live in a trailer park on the edge of Fort Worth. Guess what, guys? Nothing interesting happens here. Seriously. I thought I would have all these rollicking tales of white trash shenanigans and I got NOTHING. It was a major judgemental-ness fail on my part, and for that, I apologize.

I was talking with my dear friend Michael (AHEM, who needs a blog himself (I know you're reading this)), and my writing came up. He has always been my number one cheerleader on the writing front, and he successfully motivated me to A) start writing that damn book I have been wanting to write, and 2) start blogging again.

Getting back to it after such a long and awkward absence is daunting. So, I figured I would just begin at the beginning, by introducing myself, telling you who I am, and maybe give you an idea what you can expect from me. I also decided that I want to stop being such a (for lack of a better word) pussy, and introduce myself as I truly am. Full disclosure and honestly. So, I sat down and started writing an intro for myself, and this is what came out.

- I am a mom. Before I had a kid, I was always the kind of person that threw up a little in my mouth every time a woman with a child described herself first and foremost as a mother. I thought, with much of what I thought was righteous indignation and feminism, that I could never think of that as the whole and most important part of my existence. Well, things change. Let's just say I am learning every day, and I know now that as soon as I proclaim, "I WILL NEVER...", I can rest assured that I most likely will. Sooner rather than later. Publicly. Here's a picture of my kid, because she is cute.

- I am a wife. This is something I feared would never happen for me, so I am pretty proud of being a wife. I like to think I do a decent job of it. I am no June Cleaver, nor do I aspire to be. But I think my husband would agree that I run shit in this family, and so far, it hasn't completely fallen apart. Well...we're all still together at least.

- I am not religious. I am politically, socially and spiritually liberal. I try not to be obnoxious about any of these things, but I am not perfect, so it could happen.

- I am working on losing a lot of weight. I won't become an annoying weight loss blogger, but it's a big part of who I am right now, so it is likely to come up.

- I had an...unconventional...childhood. A lot of messed up things happened to me when I was a kid. I am not mad at anyone about those things, and I definitely know it could have been worse. I talk about these things with a candor that people sometimes find shocking. Also, I love my family. They are kind, hilarious, wonderful souls.

I think that's all the BIG stuff. There are trivial things like, "I hate to cook," and "I don't really have a favorite color. It changes. I am really digging purple right now," that I could list, but the list would go on forever.

I hope you guys enjoy the new old blog. I will try not to let you down again.

Tell me something about you in the comments. Maybe something not a lot of people know. It's always fun to get to know each other!


Querida said...

Well, I could tell you something not a lot of people know, but you would know it. Anyway, here goes: Sometimes my inner child (the introverted one) emerges and alienates friends I've made in adulthood. I feel like a social ostrich at time, burying my head in the sand to protect myself and emotions from unknown perils.

But you probably knew that.

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