so, big news. yours truly has been invited to be a writer for blunt moms, a collection of honest momma voices (yah, i know, that’s what she said).
originally dumfounded as to how this came to be, i’ve since come up with this brief explanation and i hope it helps (if not, sorry. it’s the best i can do):
1. vancouvermom.ca gave my blog some attention and now my mom is no longer my only reader.
2. then, i met julie. she asks good questions. she also gives good feedback. and, she introduced me to christine.
3. christine was patient with my neurosis (a challenging task) and gave me some style.
that’s it. it would seem that together, these three parties have revolutionized my
now that i’m over the initial shock and have moved through confusion, i’ve decided that this couldn’t be a better fit.
in fact, i was having a conversation kind of about this with my friend crystal the other day. i was saying that if i died, no one would say that i was the nicest person they had ever met and that i’m quite okay with that. afterall, i’m probably not the nicest person that anybody has ever met.
i mean, i am friendly by lots of definitions. i am genuinely caring, for instance. i’m super duper sensitive to the experience of others. i am authentically empathetic and i want the best for everyone (really, i do). i play fair, i treat almost everybody respectfully and i offer warmth on contact (if i’m not in an extreme prickle state, which has been known to happen). i am a happy person, i hold a positive outlook on life, and i believe in human good. i try to be a part of good.
i haven’t always been friendly, of course. we were all young and foolish once and i definitely used my power for evil on a few social occasions. but, i’m over that nastiness and at the core of it, i’ve been pretty consistent.
all this said, i’m not what you may think of as “nice”. though i love people, i don’t like everyone (the math is possible, believe me). i don’t like everything. i have opinions. i.can.be.blunt.
crystal concurred. “yah, if you died people would say: that heather, she sure told it straight”.
it’s true for me in life. i do tell it like it is (diplomatically, of course). i sometimes know what’s up and there’s no point messin’ around.
soon, this will also be true in my writing. not here, silly, this is where i’m all emo and lovey-dovey about my generous family, my gorgeous man, my god sent children and all the rest of my day to day in momland.
opinion pieces will be found at blunt moms. i hope you will also join me there.