Friday, August 8, 2008

one year old.

this post seems oh so obligatory. my blog is one year old, oh happy birthday papier-mache, blah blah blah. I said SEEMS. If I'd only written about life and not lived it, I'd say, "this is a post for a sake of a post." But I've done stuff, and damnit I'm proud of myself.

I've lived life.

I returned to NY--my sometimes home/sometimes hell (jury's still out).

I got a new job--nearly six months in and i still love it. really.

I've got so much love in my life, and I figure me nurturing it had a little something to do with it. A friend said to me last week, "You're easy to love." An awfully sweet thing to say--but I dunno--sometimes I dunno...but I do love and cherish friends like her.

I decided, "this will be the year I pay off some of my debt," and by the end of this year, I'll have one less college loan against my good name.

I've started the book I sat out to write. nearly a year ago, I said these words right here in front of you: "I'm 29 and a half, and my goal is to write a book by 35, but I don't know where I want to begin. Maybe writing here will be a start." It's very early, I'll call it my first trimester...you know, when you know it's not so wise to tell people, because who knows what could happen, but you just can't help it. And so far, it's exhilirating to pull out all this stuff I didn't think I had inside me. Some type of emotional colonic..

See, I guess this whole one-year-blog-post really is just about tooting my own horn. *toot*

p.s. thanks to the ever loyal and lovely readers of papier-mache. you put up with my sap, sarcasm, sadness, and silliness. for god's sake, don't leave me!!!

7 comments:

rashad said...

Congrats to you. It takes guts to put your shit out for the world to see on daily basis. You've done good

asabi said...

Congrats chica for being brave enough to allow us to see your honesty..your humor..your heart. Let's be sure to continue the trend and do something "blog worthy" tomorrow. xoxo

JazzBrew said...

Major props to you. I admire you, Rashad and the others for sharing your thoughts and experiences with the world. Your honesty is refreshing and yes, entertaining. If you include those qualities in your book - SUCCESS!

I am considering starting my own blog but I barely have enough time to update my music/jazz site regularly. Still, it would be nice to voice my thoughts/feelings about things not related to music. I'm dealing with some "stuff" now and writing about it would be liberating.

I actually wanted to be a writer until I got hooked by the $$$ in computers. The $$$ are good but I sometimes question that direction.

Janelle said...

Congrats, oh one who eats in my neighborhood :)

"It's very early, I'll call it my first trimester...you know, when you know it's not so wise to tell people, because who knows what could happen, but you just can't help it. And so far, it's exhilirating to pull out all this stuff I didn't think I had inside me. Some type of emotional colonic.. "
I oh so know that feeling. I am still working on my first novel that I started a year ago. I walk away from it at times but I always return. To feed it, grow it, nurture. I wish you luck and many writer's block free days! :)

Angda said...

Aw! Happy Bday, Papier-Mache World! It's been so great reconnecting w/you this past year. This site has become part of my daily routine! Thank you for allowing me to be a non-threatening voyeur into your life. Keep up the analysis and good luck with the next trimester!

£ex said...

Congrats on one year!

Your blog is awesome. I missed the initial entries(not being up on you and your skillz) so i can't say i've been a reader from the beginning. But i can say i'm a fan. :)

I appreciate your candor, your wit and the great way you have of observing and documenting life.

I look forward to your book(s) (yeah i'm giving you more than one) and of course, more blogging.

get em girl!

Chubbs said...

oh lex--thanks so much, hun. much appreciated!