Hello and welcome! I’m very happy you’re visiting but let’s just go ahead and be honest right off the bat because this relationship — the intimate bond between anonymous blogger and reader — should really be about trust, right? With that in mind I have to confess that as of right now … I can’t really tell you what you’ve gotten yourself into … oh, not that I don’t want to. It’s just that I have no idea what I might write about from day to day. The “hook” as they say in the industry. I know, I know, it’s horrible. Here I am as your guide, your ambassador into this online portal and I can’t even tell you what to expect. As a consolation, I do have a few pieces of concrete information that can maybe offer some meager amount of security.
- I have two kids who are the loves of my life.
- I wish I lived in Ireland.
- I’m an unrepentant book hoarder.
- My tone of voice is what usually gets me in trouble.
- Okay, my tone of voice is what always gets me in trouble.
- I’m a fan of Marvel Comics, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Supernatural, British t.v., and basically an all around nerd.
Yep, that’s all I’ve got. Sure, I could tell you my age, hair color, blood type, zodiac sign, and shoe size, but those nuggets will end up being scattered non-strategically throughout my blog anyway, I’m sure.
The focus here is not telling you about who I am, but rather relating with you through the communication of experiences and emotions. I read that on a motivational poster. Thought it was catchy. Anyway, I have a feeling it’s going to be quite a roller-coaster ride. One day I may write about the perils of workplace training or wax poetic about animal advocacy and then seamlessly shift to a dissertation on the glowing merits of Despicable Me. After that maybe an exuberant rant on a newly discovered cheap chardonnay you would swear Trader Joe’s paid me to write. That might be followed up with a trip up, over, around, and down the ol’ family tree where I expose my roots which could lead into recalling a disastrous hair dyeing fiasco where I tried to hide my roots. See what I did there? Nice pun, right?
My family of course provides much of the inspiration and will probably be discussed way more than they would like. That should be fun.
Anyway, while I’m not quite sure what the nucleus of my writing will be (because there isn’t one), my main hope is that you dip, swerve, and zigzag enthusiastically in your enjoyment. I invite you to laugh at my blunders, empathize with my yearnings, become prone to fits of welcome nostalgia, leave the page with a sense of warmth, and return when you need to be in touch with a friend.
Let’s go on an adventure, shall we?