I mean, with this blog, what am I doing with it?
Well, originally, it was a way to keep people far away updated about our life. As it is with many blogs.
Then it was also a way to keep my writing skills fresh, which meant sharing more stories.
Then I decided to add to it some music I like, mainly to have at least one reason a week to blog. Because every song has a story it seems.
Then it morphed a bit when we moved to Ireland, and it became a way to keep people very very far away updated about life, and to explain life in a different country.
Then one day a few months ago, I posted about word usage, and suddenly I was thrust into the Special Needs Spotlight. I became a
big old petite young advocate, speaking for others.
Well, I’m still sort of doing all of that still. But with a much larger audience.
When people ask me what I blog about, I usually say “Life.”. Because I don’t see myself as someone who blogs about kids, or Ireland, or music, or writing, or special needs. I blog about whatever is in my head.
And there’s a lot of stuff rolling about in my head. None of it is organized, categorized, or labeled. It’s just all there, waiting to be spilled out.
I’m not just a mommy blogger (I’m not even sure I qualify for that, as no child has called me “mommy” for years and half are taller than me.) I’m not just an ex-pat blogger, or a writer blogger, or even just a special needs blogger. I’m just a “this is my life” blogger, chock full of all things.
So that’s the deal. You bear with my slightly ADD* ways and I promise not to get to distracted by squirrels.
I make no promises about shiny objects though. I’m always distracted by shiny objects.
*please realize that we are, in fact, a household containing people with ADHD of various levels. I do not make light of it, but I do joke irreverently about our realities. It’s my coping skill. Once upon a time, my therapist asked if I thought I was ADHD and my answer was “I don’t know if I am, or I’ve been living around it for so long that it’s rubbed off on me.” She laughed and said the latter was possible.