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I've written this post so many times in my head. Part of the delay was fear -- Am I really going through with this? What if no one likes what I have to say? What if no one even reads it? -- and part was my computer crashing. (Fun fact this just happened again and this is now my second time actually typing this. Let's hope this isn't a "third time's the charm" situation. It was. Actually it took four tries.)
I won't go into "who am I?" here. Check out my About section for some basics and the rest will unfold as we get to know each other through subsequent posts and comments. Please comment. I want to know about you, what you want to hear, your thoughts on the topics I cover, the best joke you've heard recently, just NO movie/tv spoilers.
One thing I will tell you is why I'm starting a blog now. As trite as the phrase is, I truly have been writing for as long as I can remember. Poems, song lyrics, stories, seriously- I have The Little Mermaid notepads with my massive-sized, child penmanship to prove it. Maybe one day I'll share. Writing is the medium in which I've always felt most comfortable and able to express myself, be it a purely creative exercise, a space to air frustrations, a way to collect my thoughts, an outlet for my emotions, or a safe place to share my dreams. Prompted in large part by career developments, this past fall I really took stock of everything that has happened over the last few years- career, friendships, boys, family, all of it. I've been lucky to experience incredible success and unfortunately have also had to deal with profound loss. I have big dreams and it was time that I gave them the attention they deserve, I owed it to myself. One of those dreams was starting a blog. So on my birthday (what up December 3rd, i.e. the BEST day of the year), I made a deal with myself: By the end of the month, I would start a blog. Thus, I bring you Glitter for Breakfast. I'm so glad you're here!