I am: A Woman. A Daughter. A Wife. A Mother. Me.
There’s no way I can describe myself in one post, or even in one blog. That’s the way a person should be – multifaceted, interesting, intriguing, ever-changing. NOT rooted in one place, one space, one idea.
When I started blogging, I posted a few miscellaneous things. Then I moved on to blogging about being the mom of three. One blog was scattered, the other too focused. I wasn’t comfortable in either space. My blogging was like the rest of my life – eager to prove myself, but no real idea of what my voice was.
I think I’ve found it, though, in the form of a nickname my Bestest calls me – Inappropriate Girl. It amuses me. I try to hard to fit in in so many places, but at heart I’m never quite going to do be able to do it. Nor am I going to not try. I’m happiest being my snarky self, which may or may not endear me to people. That’s fine. Like the song in Rent goes, “Take me, baby, or leave me.”
Sometimes I wonder if I was just waiting to hit 40, as if that magic birthday would somehow grant me the ability to speak my mind and do as I pleased. This blog is my present to myself. It’s my place to let it all out, regardless of what people think. If I’m wrong about something, I hope someone tells me. It’s a great way to learn. I don’t mind criticism – it helps me grow. I love being more comfortable in my own skin. I LIKE being 40.