This post is to the people who subscribe to my RSS feed because I think you are the only one who will see this.
Awhile back I got so frustrated with the fact that so much of my blog was still filled with eroneous links deposited by a hacker that I just locked it all up.
Really I just made a placeholder front page and removed easy access to the archives, but it’s all still there.
Then I switched to a full-time position (interim for now, permament October 1 if all goes well) and I signed up for an art class and I also signed up to be in charge of our swim team this past summer again and then I agreed to serve as the PR person for my kid’s high school theater program and then….well…I just stopped writing.
I used to write pretty regularly in the morning but then I started painting instead and it kinda does the same thing…helps me clear my head…but without the stress of needing a topic. Turns out, it’s easier to just paint random circles than write a blog post.
But then last week Heather Armstrong went and wrote a post that called for “white liberal women” to basically quit supporting gender affirming care and instead listen to people who have detrasitioned tell them how to handle their kid’s gender identities. She also compared body dysmorphia as it related to her anorexia to gender dysphoria in trans kids and then she weirdly maybe said ADHD medicine is bad? I don’t know man. I read the whole thing once and it was terribly upsetting and I didn’t re-read it again nor did I read any of the follow-ups.
And I made sure to use all of my spots on the internet to disavow her talking points because I didn’t want anyone to mistake my silence for support and then all of the OG bloggers from yesteryear kinda started chatting on Twitter and it reminded me how much I missed this place and well…here I am, I guess?
My kids both started high school last week. BOTH OF THEM. INCLUDING MY BABY, WESLEY.
They humored me with first day of school photos. But they insisted on this one.
Listen, kids these days can’t help themselves. They flip off the camera without even thinking about it. I too was alarmed by images like these until my kids started doing it too and now I just join them because…why not? I don’t know.
I’m trying to adjust to a full-time schedule again, and it’s not going great. It’s not going terrible either though, so I guess that’s a win? I love my job I’m just tired a lot and feeling behind and overwhelmed and suffering from a little bit of imposter syndrome but for the most part I’m happy, I’m healthy, and I’m still alive which says a lot in the grand scheme of things.
I think I’ll try to write more. Although I don’t know what to do about the hacked blog.
Will you do me a favor? If you got this in any sort of email notification will you comment? I don’t know if any of those things are still working on this site or not.