This ain’t my first time at the rodeo

“Don’t fuck with me, fellas! This ain’t my first time at the rodeo!” – Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest

Yes, that’s how I am going to open this new blog, with a bad ass attitude and an insistence that I’m not a new kid on this blogging block. I’ve been away from blogging for awhile– a long while, at least with regard to personal blogging. I ran DiaryofCurvyJones for about a year until, in the throes of misery due to a failed relationship, I tucked my tail between my legs and trotted off into the sunset. I was embarrassed that I opened myself up and let people in, to gawk at something I thought was so right and would work out but ultimately turned out just like every other relationship before it. I was standing there with my feelings and memories and nothing else, and he was galavanting around with someone else. Presumably. I don’t keep in touch with my exes.

Anymore. More on that when we need some good filler.

I’ve also run TheSweetEscape.net for about 4 years, which is where I don’t blog about how I’m not writing. I’ll let that sink in and work itself out. I am supposed to be writing a novel and I dabble in fanfiction. I’ve had a couple of unfinished stories and my novel languishing in the corner of my laptop for quite awhile. My Muse is on vacation.

In the meantime a lot has changed for me since I closed the pages of DiaryofCurvyJones. I moved into a new place– a house instead of an apartment. I feel more like a grownup in a house, though I am still renting. Arranging to have the lawn mowed and scheduling filter changes just gives off an air of… adulthood. Or something.  I made the life changing decision to have weight loss surgery. You can read more about that here and watch my Youtube journey here. I haven’t shared this with a TON of people but it’s hard work keeping secrets, and I’m private but I’m not secretive. That cat’s out of that bag!

I also started dating someone recently, which is a major impetus to open this blog. Because I don’t yap about him on social media or… well, in general, I needed a place where I talk about stuff. Man and woman stuff. Relationship stuff. Confusing stuff and sweet stuff and stuff I just can’t put on my tumblr or on facebook or shout from the mountaintops.

I’ll shout it from the blog instead.