What makes me so ordinary? I’m human. What makes me unique? I’ve managed my humanity in a way that only I could have done. Like a fingerprint or snowflake, no two people are the same, but they share so much in common. I find this paradox–and all of life’s ironies–endlessly fascinating. I always have.
This blog is about giving a public voice to my thoughts about certain aspects of this daring journey most people just call “life.” I know I’m not going to get out of this adventure alive, so I want to get the most enjoyment I can out of the journey. The only way I know how to do that is to find humor in the stressful, wacky, unpleasant stuff that is, invariably, life–at least my life. And the only way I know how to find humor, is to take myself and the situations in which I find myself as light-heartedly as I can.
So, I’m going to blog about various topics that capture my curiosity and inspire my wittier self. I’ll share with you personal stories. You will come to know me and how I go to be who I am. I started writing funny stories about my past when my present and future looked rather grim due to a chronic illness. I turned those stories into a book that I self-published in 2012 entitled How Was I supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost. I also write posts about writing since I’m an author now. Since I’m an avid observer of life, some posts will be about my unique perspective on what I see (or don’t see) happening in the world around me. I like to highlight other authors, too, by interviewing in my zany way.
Whatever I do here, you can be sure that it comes with a heaping dollop of squeaky clean humor and even a little educational valuable thrown in there just to make you feel like you spent your time wisely with me.
I’m a sociologist by training, so writing briefly is a challenge, but one that I’m ready to face. I intend to keep all of my posts under 1,000 words. May “The Force” be with me on that one!
I love getting comments and do my very best to acknowledge every comment with something that expresses my gratitude and (hopefully) my wit. I believe in reciprocity!
NOTE: Most of the images I have in my posts are from my dear friend and constant companion, Google Images. Rather than giving them a nod each time I use them, I thought I’d do a general THANK YOU VERY MUCH for letting me scrounge around your endless image collection to find the perfect picture to save 1,000 words!
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you often. 🙂