This is a vanity project. I mean, why lie? I am always tired, have so little time to myself (I’m a full-time office drone, wife and mom to a toddler)–but I also have a lot of opinions. What better than a virtual home to rant and rave without the judgment and input from family and friends?
At times, my loved ones are exhausting. I was ‘friended’ by old friends, old co-workers, my father-in-law and my grandfather. I have relatives whose politics make my blood boil. I no longer feel that I can say what I want when posting; I’m always cognizant of not offending, of not seeming to slight, of maintaining my public image.
So this is a sort of diary where I can say what I want, when I want. And I’m not telling my family and friends it exists. Maybe it will be discovered by stranger-readers, maybe I’ll be the only person who ever reads it. But I’ll feel better for unburdening myself by shedding my good girl need to please at whatever cost.