Ok, here we go.
Here’s to the next however-long this page lasts for; here’s to the new grey hairs popping up on my head that beg for colour correction; to cleaning the dust off some of my most heartfelt passions; here’s to longing for change, for regrowth, for uncharted territory, for new beginnings of old stories.
This is a very formal introduction for something that I’m not even sure of myself. I know that I want to write. I want to write about life in the hopes that someone in this online community might feel the same way and take some kind of comfort knowing that there is another weirdo out there. They can share in the awkwardness, failure, triumph, loss, love, successes, frivolity and fears of another breathing being.
I find that when I’m scrolling through social media, I see a lot of the same things over and over. A lot of really wonderfully veiled posts that have been carefully curated to highlight all the most gripping parts of someone’s life. I want to be a part of the movement that shows a bit of grit. A sliver of what it’s like living a real life. Now, I’m not preaching that I’ve lead such an incredibly inspiring life that I think it merits people reading about it. I simply want to write about things and have you read them. If you want. I promise it won’t be epics about the bits of avocado fused to the floor under my son’s high chair that I choose to ignore. Something more meaningful, but I won’t nail that description in either. Kind of like an inner monologue, but on the outside. Like I texted you. A novel. This sounded better in my head. And now we’re getting off track.
Over and over again, I fall in love with the accounts I see that showcase real situations and real details about someone’s life. I enjoy reading stories of friendships, watching women fight unjusts and it sounds morbid, but I think its important to take in tales of loss. I have delighted in seeing other mama’s raising their children, I’ve relished supporting small businesses and loved becoming inspired by women of all backgrounds sharing parts of their lives. Continued below ⇓