Umm…hi….is this thing on?
Alright, so I’ve used the highly unoriginal auto-fill title for my first entry. But really, how much more appropriate can you get? Hello world. That is exactly what I’m trying to say here. Hello world, indeed. I’ve been a semi-closeted blogger for quite some time now. Six years to be exact, as long as I’ve lived in this grand ole’ city. Six years ago I moved from tiny College Station, TX to the chaos of Avenue C and didn’t know which way was up (hence the need for a cyber space in which to emotionally vomit). I probably still don’t know which way is up, but now at least feel like I do, which is half the battle.
All that to say, I thought it was time for a change. New blog. New site. New name. New, new, new. A couple of years ago, I read a book called Velvet Elvis written by a pastor named Rob Bell. In one part, he talks about realizing what a split person he has become, letting others’ expectations take over his life at the expense of being less of himself:
I had this person I knew I was made to be, yet it was mixed in with all of these other…people.
I meet so many people who have superwhatever rattling around in their head. They have this person they are convinced they are supposed to be, and their superwhatever is killing them. They have this image they picked up over the years of how they are supposed to look and act and work and play and talk, and it’s like a voice that never stops shouting in their ear.
And the only way to not be killed by it is to shoot first….
So that’s what this blog is. A chance for me and you to put those voices to rest, keep it real and remember who we are. I often feel the “split”, and writing has always been a means of connecting with the side that’s true, unapologetic, authentic, uncouth, creative…me. Perhaps you can relate.
Sometimes I have deep stuff to say. Sometimes I just want to post a picture of the new dress I bought. Either way, this isn’t a one-sided conversation, so don’t be a comment stranger. And if you’re new to all this bloggy mcblogger stuff, I’ll make it even easier and pose some questions for you to answer.
Here’s to not trying so hard.
Here’s to killing superwoman (or man…or whatever).