Because Everyone is Doing It

Everyone is doing it.

I used to do it and did it quite well. In fact, I actually won a few awards from doing it.

I’m talking about blogging.

You may be reading this because you knew me as ChaseNKids. I was ChaseNKids from 2003-2009, blogging about parenting, my failures at keeping up on the laundry, and my being simply fantastic. (I was quite conceited back then.)

It could be you knew me as the Bipolar Beauty Queen which I was for about a year when I blogged about my life as a wannabe beauty queen suffering from bipolar and reminding the Internet about how simply fantastic I was feeling. ( I was all about feelings and gentle touches and unicorns then.)

Or perhaps you’ve read my column on All Things Diva and thought, “Wow! She’s awesome. Wonder if she has a blog?”

OR it could very well be that you read my book and you were overcome by the picture of me on the back of the book and you just wanted to get to know me better. Believe me, I understand. It happens.

Yes, all the above was shameless self-promotion, but isn’t that what blogs are for?

I’ve been wanting to get back to blogging for quite some time now. I didn’t know what to write about so I decided to write about what I know.

Me.

I’m Mormon. I’m a Mom. I’m a Wife. I’m a Mother. I’m a writer and public speaker. I am also back in school for the B.A. I was supposed to get fifteen years ago. I suffer from mental illness and I’m a recovering alcoholic. Sometimes I use expletives when I’m frustrated, sad, happy and excited. It’s a curse that was passed down to me by my father. (Get it? CURSE? I kill me.)

There are a lot of changes going on in my life. I’m no longer the parent of young children. (I have a high schooler now!) I’m also homeschooling one of my sons which has me a little on edge. (And him too, to be honest.)  My husband is not a member of the LDS church  which adds somewhat of an interesting theme to our household-especially considering when it comes to politics he’s quite conservative and I lean a little more to the left. It’s almost like a sitcom in the matter in which we operate, except of course it isn’t because we do not get paid and no one besides us really gives a crap. (Except now YOU…because you’re reading my blog! How does it feel to be one of tens of people to read this thing?)

To sum it up nicely this blog will be about me and I will blog about whatever it is I want to blog about…which may or may not include references to my boobs and hair. I can’t make any promises.

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