Well, I've gone and done it now, haven't I? For some time, I've "threatened" - and perhaps I should have left those quotation marks right the hell off of there - to do this, to write a blog. I guess I should be up-front and honest right from the beginning; I have no compunction about saying that, like every other blogger out there, I'd like to write a book. No, I think I might NEED to write a book. Catharsis, and all of that blahblahblah. Here's the thing: I actually wrote a sort of truncated version of a first chapter...and, I mentioned, to a co-worker, something about writing a memoir. Now, this is a very nice person, and someone with whom I've become quite good friends. Also, she knows a good deal of detail about the past, somewhat sordid (!!! I am being uncharacteristically understated here !!!) last several years of my life. But, she gave me a rather indulgent look, the kind of look that you might give, say, a 3-year-old who says that she's going to be an astronaut. At any rate, I e-mailed to her what I had written, and...several hours later, she came into my office, grabbed my arm, and began talking...about what, I wasn't initially sure, because she was sort of stammering. She finally used the word - get this - "gripping"...and, finally, I got it. She said that she would love to read more. So, based upon that and also upon the truly biased opinions of a selected few others in my life, well...I guess, if nothing else, it will be the cathartic experience of which I've been assured.
Now that that's out of the way, I guess I should make a "formal" introduction (hah! to that...at this moment, I'm NOT giving my real name...and the names of others will be changed, you know - to protect the innocent and all of that). So, this ought to blow at least part of my cover (riiiiiiight):
My name (for the present, anyhow) is Eponymous.
I am a mother.
I am a sister.
I am a friend.
I am a student.
I am an employee.
I am an ex-wife.
I am a drug addict.
I am a convicted felon.
Now, to decide the direction that this blog will take, and to inflict my hapless mental meanderings on some other poor, unsuspecting (at the moment, at least) bloggers out there...you know, to get "my word" out there to the several billion other wanna-bes who beat me to blogging oh, several years or so ago.