On December 30th of last year my boyfriend of one year told me that we had to break up (our one-year anniversary was the day before). He didn’t see a future for us, not one in which we stayed together, got married one day and had babies. He didn’t see any of the things that I did.
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I feel compelled to share with you the television programming I have been enjoying lately:
– Fast N’ Loud (Discovery): Everyone assumes that because I like NASCAR that I must be a “car person” and I’m not, at least not in the traditional sense.
I might be writing this more for me than for you, but either way I still need to get it down on electronic paper.
If I had written this post a week ago it would have said that I was going to stop blogging altogether. But I’ve had time to think about it and I’ve decided to not quit.
I’ve been meaning to write about the books and music I’ve been in love with lately but there’s a bigger topic I must get to first. Let’s talk about how annoying public transportation is. Don’t get me wrong, public transportation is a wonderful & necessary thing. It gets cars off the road, makes you walk more which is good for your health and it’s convenient in that you don’t have to worry about parking or traffic (at least not directly).
When I was in kindergarten my mom would drive me to school every morning and I would cry as we got closer and closer to the school. I really didn’t want to go to class and it’s something I vividly remember. That anxiety.
Last Friday was my birthday. I turned 32 and I’m OK with it, I guess. Not like I have a choice about in the matter. I’m embracing it. There are a lot of numbers left until I get to 40 so I’m looking at that as a positive.
I’ve never written about my father in any complete & cohesive way. I don’t think I’ve even written about him in my diaries growing up, well, maybe a little bit but not really.
Anyway, I want to write about him now because I feel like I’ve made peace with our relationship or lack thereof. This isn’t a happy story and I’m writing it not just to document it for once and for all but for other people to understand and maybe learn something.
Where you live is very important. It’s always been a big deal to me for a few different reasons.
The first stems from my mom. My mom was a single parent raising two daughters and for her where we lived was a top priority because she wanted us to be safe above all else. While supporting three people on one salary is hard, my mom did everything she could to give us the best.
So what do you think of the new site? I’m digging it.
The following is something I wrote in my personal blog and I’m repurposing it here since my new “format” includes personal things, so basically my life. I thought that this would be a great place to start since it speaks to a big part of who I am and where my mind has been as of late.
As I seem to do every year, I’ve been thinking a lot about the future of this blog. I’ve thought about stopping. I’ve thought about stopping a lot because I feel like I’m not able to give the blog what it needs and that’s more of me at going to races. You know that I want to go to all of them and if I did I’d have enough content satisfy myself and, most importantly, you.
The end of the NASCAR year is quickly approaching. With only 5 races left in the Sprint Cup Series season I figured this was the right time to assess where I am with the “My NASCAR Year 2012″ fundraiser. We’ve stalled at $5,419 which, needless to say, isn’t equal to my goal of $125,000. I am forever grateful to everyone who contributed!
It suddenly occurred to me the other day that pretty much every driver in NASCAR has a charity that he champions, sometimes even their own foundations, and then I thought, “What about me??” I know I’m not a NASCAR driver but I still matter as a human being and with this blog I can reach people. Maybe not hundreds of thousands but still, even if one person reads this it’s a good thing.