Leave it to me to screw up which challenge I’m a part of on the very first day no less. I just spent 20 minutes free-writing for the Writing 101 challenge, went to click on the Commons so I could post it over there and was told it was a private site. That reminded me I wasn’t doing the Writing 101 challenge this time but the Blogging 101 challenge. Well if that doesn’t just start my week off with a bang I don’t know what would!
I’m supposed to introduce myself and tell everyone why I’m here. [Standing up and shifting uncomfortably from one foot to the other] Hi, I’m JaneyDoe. Please feel free to call me Janey, or just about anything so long as it’s not “late for dinner”! That’s what my grandfather used to say when I was growing up. Now I’M a grandmother! I am (mostly) happily married and we have six children who have blessed us with nine grandchildren…
…uh, sorry, sorry. [Fans self with magazine.] Just thinking “grandchildren” is strange enough but NINE of them can take your breath away. Plus? Menopause is a bitch. Just sayin’.
I’m here blogging as therapy because I can’t afford a really real therapist, or the time it would take to GO to therapy. And I don’t follow direction well, so when the therapist told me I need to tell whomever it is I’m having issues with that I have issues with them, well let’s just say I wouldn’t. Why pay someone to tell me to do something I won’t do anyway?
Writing has always been sort of cathartic for me and I set this blog up as anonymously as possible so I would be free to unload anything I wanted here without hurting family or friends. That will definitely happen at some point – the unloading, not the hurting (if I can help it). For now I’m content to review the daily prompts and write when inspiration nudges me. I signed up for Blogging 101 because I’m interested not only in writing, but also in how to update my blog’s appearance and I’m looking forward to learning more about WordPress in general.
Welcome to my world.
4 thoughts on “This is Me”
Menopause TOTALLY blows. Ditto perimenopause, which must be what I have, because my meno won’t frickin’ pause these days. I look forward to straight talk from the cranky side; anything to guide my own journey into the ranks of Wicked Older Ladies that frighten the young’uns!
Woo hoo! Me likey like-minded womenfolk! Too much? Yeah, WAY too much. Sorry. I’ll try to restrain myself. [Happy dancing] 😀
Nah, not too much. We’ve earned the right to be unrestrained.
Indeed, she says solemnly, fingers crossed.