It’s been a hot minute since I have written on this blog. I have had much more time due to the Covid-19 lockdowns. However, life with a preschool-age child can be hectic. Spending a lot more time together has been great! But it has left me in a creative bind. I love all the play-dough making and trips to the park. Juggling homeschool preschool with work and my other love, Oula, has been difficult. Combine this with an ended marriage and move across the state, I feel lucky to put on clean clothes every day, let alone put up a blog post.

So here I am. In all my disheveled glory as my daughter plays games on her Kindle after attending the Pre-K program at the school in the town we moved to, I take the time to write. I recently got hired on as a content writer for an entertainment site, www.soapdirt.com, and I figured I should revisit my personal blog. I could write volumes on the changes I have made in my life. I could write about what it’s like to live in a super small town again. I could write about the uncertainty our world still faces while still in the midst of a year-long pandemic. And while all these are great topics for their own posts, I chose just to write for writing’s sake.

Writing has always been a solace. I have been journaling since I got my first diary with a little lock and key when I was 8. I have loved writing poetry and putting rhymes together for about as long too. In college, I wrote because I was supposed to for the assignment. Struggling with word count and correct format is not my cup of tea, but I have learned since to embrace the challenge. I am extremely proud of myself for taking the initiative to apply for a copywriter position writing about my favorite soap opera Days of Our Lives. It got my creative juices flowing again beyond journaling.

I have no idea what the future holds. I do know I need to find a place of my own to live to raise my daughter. I do know I need to find work that is not only fulfilling but pays the bills as well. And, I do know that I need to work on getting the divorce finalized. This isn’t easy to admit to any one but easier to spill my guts on this open forum. Ha ha! Funny how that works.

I plan on more blog posts here. It’s my own space to say whatever I want. In whatever way I deem fit. And no specific word count or format is necessary.