I’m Back!; or, It’s Been FIVE MONTHS Since My Last Original Post!!!!

You guys. YOU GUYS. I haven’t posted original content in ALMOST FIVE MONTHS. I HAVE BEEN ABSENT FROM MY BLOG FOR FIVE. FREAKING. MONTHS. Whaaaaa??

When I first started this blog a little over a year ago, I wanted to sort through my own mercurial thoughts and opinions, rant over injustice, and see what other people had to think and say. I have been sadly absent in recent months, and I miss writing here. Life is a thing that happens, though, and unfortunately this blog was something I let slip in the past, oh, half a year or so.

I graduated college. I got a big-kid job. I got into grad school. I got a baby nephew. I got back into therapy and back on meds. I got a new diagnosis. I got a kitten. It’s been busy. It’s been stressful. It’s been upsetting. It’s been distressing. I don’t know what I’m doing. I still struggle daily with the repercussions of my psychological disorder. A few days ago I was in a really, really bad place, mentally and emotionally. Today is a little better. Today, I want to get back to talking about the things that matter so much to me: gender equality, women’s rights, the importance of discussing societal norms and breaking stereotypes, all that good stuff.

I have not been absent in thinking about all of these things. I have been thinking about gay marriage. I have been thinking about the Supreme Court’s decision in regards to Hobby Lobby. I have been thinking about persistent problems within the patriarchy. I have been thinking about language and the way our language shapes how we treat and see others. I have been thinking about sexuality. I have been thinking about religion, and politics, and pressure, and pretty much all of the same things I think about all the time anyway.

But I haven’t taken the time to write about any of this stuff. Why? Because I’ve been tired, or depressed, or stressed, or busy, or just plain lazy. I have started to write several posts and then stopped. I have lost confidence. I have wondered why I bother with this at all. I have to remind myself why I started this at all- to sort through my own thoughts. To figure this life thing out. To read and follow other amazing bloggers and maybe, maybe, if I’m lucky, touch one person’s life. I don’t know.

I’m trying, you guys. HopefullY I’ll be posting a lot more in the future. There’s a lot coming up in my life still (I’m moving to Chicago in three weeks!!) but hopefully I will be able to manage my time more adequately and allow myself the freedom to come write here about the things I’m passionate about and the issues I want to see change.

As always, if you’ve taken the time to read my ramblings, thank you. Keep an eye out for new (and hopefully not boring) content in the near future.