Thursday, June 16, 2011

Becoming a Functioning Human Being 101

So, I just had  a birthday.  Back in the olden days when TV only had 3 channels, they would have called me "middle aged".  No one uses that term anymore, it's become somewhat of a leper of age classification terminology.

I haven't written a blog in this particular space in a year and a half.  I've written maybe 2 or 3 blogs in that same time frame on another site that nobody gives a rat's tukus about anymore.  None of those blogs were anything interesting anyway, they basically relayed the message that I was still alive.  As I also inform you today, I am still, in fact, alive.

You may (or may not) ask what my birthday and the last blog I've written have in common?  A lot.  My physical life has been in "manager trainee" mode and my writing life has been "closed for remodelling".  The fact of the matter is, I've changed.  I'm not the same person I was 1.5 years ago.  I picked myself up by my bootstraps and became a productive member of society (not that I really wasn't before), and decided to embark on a career and not just a job.  Another factor is that I've gotten into a serious relationship with a man over a year ago.  So, you see I've gone from a cynical, man hating, down on her luck, small child rearing, job hopping broad, to a positve, man loving, working her way up, college bound teen rearing, career minded woman.  ...what the hell am I supposed to do with all that?

Therein lies the problem.  Who am I?  Written words flowed out of me like blood from a jugular when I was miserable.  Words also flow when I'm feeling raunchy and funny, but that's not condusive to being professional.  Oy.  So, how do I write for who I am now and what I want to be?  My rather lame answer to that at the moment is... stay tuned and find out.

Ok, ok, I'm sorry!  Rome wasn't built in a day, neither was Janice Dickinson's face, so we have a bit of a row to hoe (speaking of Janice).  I hope to keep this blog going regularly from here on out with loads of Madge witicisms and tons of my mistakes and triumphs so that my life may serve as an example of how to narrowly avoid ending up like Andy Dick.  Oh yes, stay tuned...


  1. I can so relate. When I was single and dating, I had tons of blogging material. When we were on "the other site" I could blog semi-anon, with only bloggers knowing who I was and there was comfort in that. I'm 40, I have issues I need to work on, yet the words just don't flow. *sigh* I miss the good old days (even having to adjust the rabbit ears and looking in the tv guide to find out what is on!) xoxo McGoogle

  2. And there's the Madge I know & love, funny, silly, even when she's serious, and snarky. Welcome back, my favorite feisty redhead! :)

  3. BALLS!

    o wait wrong blog. my bad!

  4. YAY!!! That's all I've got. Much like blogging, I haven't commented in years either.

  5. Wow. I am so happy to hear all this. I've been one of the people who have followed your journey since a few years ago, and I worried about you when you weren't particularly well. So I am glad glad glad to know things are better now.

    The last 2 years have been a real change for me also. I went back to college 2 years ago (I'm 34). And have also had a type of writer's block since I've been happier.

  6. Thanks guys. It has been a longy, bumpy ride, but I'm excited for good things to come, and I thank you all for riding along with me. It means a lot. I look forward to learning how to be positive and snarky at the same time. :)

  7. Glad to see you've got a life :) And a good sounding one at that!