It’s been a week or so since I outed myself (my website, I mean). It’s a tiny website really, four pages in all, with not much content to speak of and more work to do on it that I know how. But I confess that in the land of qwerky me it was rather a giant leap. Telling people that I’ve dreamed up a website, written a book, started a blog – is just so hard for me to do in ordinary life. I couldn’t even talk to Claire about it when she edited for me, it was email conversations only. It’s a weird thing I know (I’m going to stretch it to a qwerky thing) but I just usually don’t tell. I only told my friends about Being Kari after I’d spent about eighteen months writing and editing and actually finished it. Before that only my husband was in on it. I still haven’t told my mother. I’m not sure exactly why I’m a don’t-tell kindof person. It just often seems more interesting to listen to someone else’s stuff and let my own swirl about in my head for when I’m bored.
This year I decided that it’s time to just be out. Not be such a wimp about it. Practice what I preach and all that. And now that I’m out – it’s on Facebook so it’s out – it’s been fun. My friends have been so positive and encouraging and really nice about it all that I wish I’d done a better job – got all the website stuff perfect, all the book bits uploaded and ready to read, sorted out all the blog visuals at least. Anyway, too late for that now. I’m going to have to keep working on it and will post my progress here! Wish me luck!
That brings me back to this blog and what it’s all about. I’m going to come clean and admit that I don’t have a final answer on that one. I haven’t completely figured it out. Lifestyle blog sounds too fancy to me, like I’m a Gwyneth Paltrow GOOP wannabee. So bear with me while I figure it out ! Most likely there’ll be stuff about Being Kari, bits about me and life at large, bits about things that I find interesting. Enough so that you want to read, not too much that it’s annoying. Once a week or so, a qwerkyblog post is what I’m aiming for ! But you know other than the sound of my own voice, I’d love to hear if there is anything I say that reminds you of your own story … Is there Anything You Dared to Do? Tell me your story and I’ll put it up on the blog (with or without your name, just as you wish!).
Have a great week (and try not to lose your mind with all the school holidays!)