On my little vacation from blogging daily while I was over at Feministe, I spent a lot of time and some money redecorating and refurnishing my room. I got curtains for my closet (I removed the doors when we moved in some 5 years ago) so I can finally be able to look over there and not see a bunch of clothes and storage boxes, I got a reading chair (IKEA POANG) and an awesome new bookcase (IKEA EXPEDIT). I got my writing desk set up and moved the file cabinet I had at work to my house, on which my printer now sits. I got a new grayscale sheet set and a dark gray duvet cover. I changed my satin hair pillowcase to silver to match. I got a mat to put at the door to avoid tracking in crap. Basically I worked on making my room a haven, someplace I love being.
I’ve been hustling, getting the word out about the anthology, reading books about being a successful freelancer and author, and preparing for the Femme 2010 Conference, where I’m doing a workshop on mental health and facilitating the Femmes of Color caucus. I’m also working at my quasi-day job almost full time and trying to maintain my bank account. I came into some cash so I was able to buy supplies like Swiffer pads and fabric softener. I can actually take my cat to the vet! I’m learning to only spend money on things I need and will help me live a better life instead of on clothes I don’t need or makeup or just stupid bullshit. I do have a weakness for pens, books, and notebooks though. But I’m getting into the groove of keeping my costs down so I can spend more time writing. Too bad I don’t actually have the time! Hopefully when things calm down I’ll be able to go into the office only a few days a week and I can actually work on starting part time freelancing life. At least that’s what I tell myself.
I want to start writing about more than just politics. I have a lot of interests that I don’t give air time because I feel like people only want to hear social justice issues out of me. Which I am interested in doing, but some days I want to write about my fear of fading away or some other non-political topic that pops into my head. So you might see more posts like that. I hope you don’t run away, but that’s how it’s gonna be.
On August 1st I start my gig blogging for Bitch about fat acceptance and body politics. It’ll be called “Size Matters”. In between now and then I hope to blog more here and at Fry Butter. I also have some writing projects I need to work on. Oh, an interview with me will be up at Zora & Alice tomorrow if you want to check that out. It’s about the anthology.
In short, I’m back home and glad to be here. I know this entry was supremely boring and my condolences for the time you lost reading it. Ha.