So did ya notice how there was ONE post way back in January and then nada for like 5 months? Yeah, that’s how all of my journals have looked since about 5th grade. I haven’t yet determined if I am just really good at procrastinating or if I have undiagnosed adult ADD.
Anyway, I’ve been debating for the past few months weeks days, trying to decide what I’m going to do with this blog, if anything. And here it is:
Entertainment – No, that doesn’t mean that I’m going to entertain you although I may do so unintentionally which is cool because I really suck at intentionally entertaining people. What I mean is that I’m going to write about entertainment – TV show recaps, book reviews, new music releases, etc.
Women’s issues – I used to call myself a feminist but then the word “feminist” began to have so many negative connotations attached to it and it just became easier to drop the label altogether rather than try to explain to people that I’m not one of those feminists. But I do care about things like equality, choice, discrimination, rights, etc. I do not, however, support White Feminism which means I won’t support a brand of feminism that does not include women of color or trans women.
Social issues – Wait, don’t get up! Hang on, let me explain. Yes, I know some of you may be reading this blog through Tumblr and I know what Tumblr’s reputation is when it comes to social justice. But I promise you, I am not a “social justice warrior.” I’m not going to write 7,000 word posts on how misogynistic it is if a man holds a door open for a woman. I will write about injustices against oppressed groups and I will try to always be mindful and not speak over any members of any of those groups. I will always try to remember my place as an ally and be open to criticism if someone feels that I am not.
Parenting – I have three children – two grown, one living at home. I talk/write about my kids a lot. I’ve been a single mom for most of their lives. I may brag about them, I may bitch about them. It depends on my mood and what kind of shit they’ve gotten into lately. For the most part, they’re good kids. My oldest has made some bad choices but she’s a mother now too so I understand it’s a struggle. My son is a diabetic and he worries the hell out of me but he’s a smart, hard-working kid with a lot of ambition and tattoos. My youngest is my mini-me in the looks department but she’s a lot girlier than I have ever been. And she’s 11 going on 20 and there are way too many mood swings on her playground right now.
I think that’s pretty much it for now. Don’t be surprised if you see like 5 posts in one week and then hear crickets chirping for the next three weeks. I’m easily distracted, I run into writer’s block, and I’ve got a job and kids to worry about too.
But, hey, if you stick around, I promise I’ll try to make it worth your time.