SO, exactly one year ago today, my little Daily Purge came to life. This journal was born out of anguish, unfortunately - a place where I could vent my anger and hurt and broken heart over a person who'd devastated me beyond all reason. Since then, I've gotten over said devastation, and moved onward and upward. That was literally one of the best things he could have done for me. I guess I should thank him. Not!
My journal actually scored me some bomb-diggity friends, and Aileen's the first one that comes to mind. We met under some pretty unfortunate circumstances (I'm so glad that journal subjects are searchable!), and managed to surface and muddle through with a pretty strong friendship. She's bold, beautiful, intelligent and genuine, and I'm blessed to know her. So, if I hadn't been terribly screwed over, I never would have met her. Again, maybe I should thank him. Not!
I also "met" Ahndreah, who's one of the most talented bloggers/writers I know in the real world; Miss Trishy, whose music "sucks not"; Judi, who's simply amazing - her artwork has made me gasp on more than one occasion; Jeff, who's a great cheerleader; Albert, who's just adorable and lovable all by himself; Miss Peachy, whose common sense has floored me on a regular basis all year; Kat, the weight loss queen, and Miss JerseyGirl, whose photos are completely awe inspiring.
I've also played New Mexico tour guide, state fair promoter, whiner, student, AIDS advocate, gay rights advocate, human rights advocate, incredibly left wing tree-huggin' liberal democrat, diet coke addict, professional, PSA announcer, wife, mom, friend, dieter, dreamer, philosopher, ranter and raver, among other things. My entries are admittedly random, quirky and weird...but that's just my M.O., and its pretty much how I'd talk to you if we were having a coke together.
Thanks for reading guys, thanks for being here. I'm so grateful for this little blog - its really helped me in so many ways. I've met so many wonderful people, aired truths that really needed to be aired, and made some wonderful friends on the way.