I’ve decided to start a blog. Is it because the “end of social media” is upon us? Maybe. I’ve been hearing that’s happening – but I’m not so sure. However, since “Xanga days” I’ve been on the web typing out my thoughts and screaming into the void. Then my mom got Xanga and it went down hill. Then MySpace, then Facebook. As that linked article put it, we are all looking for a place that “grandma doesn’t use” now so maybe that’s why I’m here.
I guess I’m not necessarily fleeing my mom (or my wonderful grandma) but I am looking for a little independence, a place to express myself, and perhaps a bit more anonymity in my sharing.
When creating a blog, apparently, one must ask, “What do I write about?” I’m still asking myself that but I decided to start with a topic that I live and breathe each day – being a parent.
I’m a mother of two wonderful, beautiful daughters. Since this is “anonymous” to a degree and I don’t have to worry about outing anybody in this way – I’ll share that my oldest daughter is a trans teen. So as you can imagine, life has been tricky lately. The world isn’t kind to everyone and, unfortunately, trans youth are the getting dealt a pretty shit hand in the media/politics at the moment. Our family worries everyday – though I can get into that more in the future.
I’m sure along this blog-starting adventure, you’ll watch me navigate my thoughts and I’ll be all over the place for a bit. I would love to exercise my writing here and grow in this space.
It should be a fun new start. If it was a perfect world, I’d gain a few followers and few nice comments along the way. In reality, I’ll probably get some troll comments if anything at all. Whatever happens, I’m going to give it a shot.
Future posts to come regarding:
-LGBTQ+ Parents / Parenting
-Thoughts / Expression of a Parent
-Growth and Learning