My other problem? It’s this: I don’t feel like I have all that much in common with most of the women out there writing blogs about the things I’m into. Isn’t that weird? Wouldn’t you think that I would, since we like the same things?
Here’s the deal.
For the most part, they are: Women in their 30s-40s, married , Stay at Home Moms who homeschool their kids. They are people with backgrounds in graphic design/fashion/interior design/art . They all seem to be amazing photographers who are religiously conservative, politically conservative, perfect at everything and not into anything geeky.
On the other hand,
I am: In my mid-20s, married (but living hundreds of miles away from my husband), working for a non-profit (long hours, low pay and an unsteady schedule), no kids, though I do want to be a SAHM someday. When I am a mom, I will never home-school my kids. I believe wholeheartedly in the power and worth of the Public Education system. My background is in political organizing and theatre. And the care of Special Needs Individuals. And LGBT rights. And women’s rights. And civil rights in general. And the labor movement. And a whole bunch of other things that will in no way help me design or run a blog . My only camera is an old Kodak EasyShare with a cracked screen . I consider myself a Progressive Christian...very progressive, very Christian . I'm lousy at everything and I'm into everything Geeky (Stars (both Wars and Trek), Joss Whedon, Reading fantasy literature, video games, musical theatre...you get the picture.
This is me...
Anywho, I can’t help thinking there are other people out there like me. People who want a blog from a person who is their age, and is traditional, but not conservative. Maybe that’s what this really is. A blog about my journey to becoming a contradiction in terms. A progressive traditionalist. A different kind of homemaker.
I want to share my adventures in making a budget and reducing our debt. In figuring out this whole sewing thing. In surviving living in a rental. In reducing (but probably not eliminating) my carbon footprint. In muddling through a long distance marriage. In watching my way through Star Trek. And I want to do it without every other post making you feel bad because you don’t home-school your (possibly non-existent) children or understand the Bible references I use to describe why I baked a pie. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll still be reading those blogs. And enjoying them to pieces. I’m just going to try to go in a new direction.
Bonus points if you got the Glee reference.