I’m going to pretend like it hasn’t been 8 months since the last time I wrote a post.
I had a huge post written ready to post a few weeks ago, but it was too negative, and I hated it. So, in short: this year has been really, really hard. I thought that moving somewhere new and totally awesome would make most of the cobwebs keeping me stuck, go away. But they didn’t, and instead I’m left with a head full of even more spiders. I know that so much of this uphill battle is just growing up and getting older. You’re going to have to deal with bills, and sickness, and people you love not being there anymore your whole life. But it’s not always so heavy, right? Or is that just wishful thinking? IDK DUDE. I guess what I’m trying to say is that Chicago is beautiful, I have the best job nannying 3 sweetie girls (4,3, and 10 months ahhh), but sometimes I get sad, and that’s okay.
In other news, I read at an open mic poetry reading back in July, and it was my first time reading without any of my fellow Chickz or really anyone I knew for that matter. It was a packed/really diverse reading. I had so much fun, and I didn’t stutter or rush my words once! That’s another thing I’ve been trying to do more of since moving here: actually following through with things that I say I want to do rather than just talking about them. I started a cooking blog, created an Etsy shop where I’m selling handmade headbands and hair clips, I’ve been writing and recording music, and making future plans for so many things. Also, I started reading comic books. I was a Archie comic enthusiast back in the day, but I never really got into anything with more meat until now. If you haven’t read the Y: The Last Man series you should, right now, definitely. It has rich characters and complex story arcs, and since it’s about a plague that destroys every man in the world except one, there are so many strong fighter girls. It’s perfect.
I’m going to do my best to post on here every week again, because I miss it and you; I’m trying to grow.