Thanks for Joining Me!
Hello blog, my old friend. This is my third foray into the blog world (though to be fair, my one blog had a very specific focus and “end” date, which I fulfilled, so I don’t think that one should count as against me in some way. Just saying.) But I’m back, and this time I think, (I hope) it’s to stay!
Why Have We Gathered Here Together?
If you’ve been following me on Facebook (The Tangent Girl Volumes) or Twitter/Instagram (@tangentgrrl)… (and if not, why not?? Go. Go follow or like or whatever – do the thing!)… then you already know I’ve decided to finally make a go at the whole writing thing. I’ve wanted to do it my whole life, and whether it’s because I’m turning forty, or because I spent the better part of the last year staring into the Abyss (and worse, it started staring back), I finally just decided to get off my ass and do it. I may (likely) fall flat on my face, but I’m determined to have fun anyway. I hope you have fun too.
What’s In a Name?
I haven’t explained the whole “Tangent Girl” thing yet, and I figure – it’s time, already!
Asking me a question, or having me tell a story (well – having any kind of conversation with me actually) is a bit… time consuming. Seriously – my psychiatrist makes fun of me for it, it’s so bad.
Despite being an introvert who’s acutely uncomfortable talking with people, I can’t be concise to save my life (though, maybe it’s because I’m an anxious introvert – I cannot stop myself from providing every piece of available information even vaguely related because I’m convinced if I don’t you’ll think what I’m saying is stupid – or think that I’m stupid… Or worse, you’ll think I’ve said something wrong, or WORSER that I’m wrong. There isn’t anything in the world I’m more afraid of than people thinking I’m wrong. Except actually being wrong. And spiders.) #myanthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymG3eQempnI
Also, I get easily distracted during conversations and often veer so far off track because I remember something related that – “oh hold on, I totally need to tell you about this”, I cannot for the life of me remember what the hell I was actually saying before heading off into the trees. (I’ve been told this is because I am hypomanic, but I call BS on that – I am far too lazy to be any kind of manic. And if it turns out that my shrink is right and I am manic, but this verbal vortex down the rabbit hole is the only way it manifests, I’ll be seriously pissed off. Where are my bouts of boundless energy and productivity?!?! I got robbed.)
Give Credit Where Credit is Due. (otherwise known as “Just in Case So You Don’t Sue Me”)
I want to thank a couple of folks for inspiring me to do this – – and AS ALWAYS my husband, Dave, for supporting me and making me actually follow through with it.
The Bloggess http://www.thebloggess.com
Terrifyingly Beautiful https://www.terrifyinglybeautiful.com/
I highly recommend going and checking out their blogs, books and podcasts (in case you care what I think)
I almost forgot!!!
Meet BETTY! Betty is my totally awesome Emotional Support Fox.
…A least she WOULD be if the State of Maryland didn’t suck…
To learn more, stay tuned for my upcoming book, “Wait, What Were We Talking About” coming out hopefully later this year!
And thanks to Nathan Anderson for the awesome photo of my darling foxy girl. https://unsplash.com/@nathananderson