When I read a blog one of the first things I do is go to the About Me section. I like to know something about the person who is writing. I’m not really sure why I do it, whether it’s because I want to know how much that person is like me or whether it’s nosiness about people’s lives. Maybe it’s so I understand the context that people are writing in. Or maybe I’m a lazy blog reader and don’t want to have to trawl through people’s blogs to find out who they are and what they write about.
Whatever the reason I thought I’d save you the bother and write a blog post to tell you a little about me.
I know what you are thinking…”You are writing under a pseudonym, so why tell us about you?” That’s probably a fair point, so I’ll start with explaining my anonymity. I recently split from my husband-my partner of 15 years. My whole life, including my social media, was intricately linked with his. We have lots of mutual friends and I started to feel uncomfortable about sharing my thoughts and feelings on my Twitter and Facebook accounts. I also struggle with mental health issues and found it difficult to share my experiences-even with people I care about. Yet at the same time I felt I needed to talk more than ever, to share more than ever. I had not only lost my husband but I’d lost my best friend, my confidante. I have friends but they were often busy leading their own lives, and to be brutally honest I felt lonely. What was I going to do? Then I had a brainwave. I was following an excellent mental health blogger who had decided to keep his identity a secret and it dawned on me that I could do the same on twitter. So I opened an anonymous twitter account. I knew that way I could say exactly what I wanted. I could share as much or as little information as I chose. It was a revelation ….but I’ll talk about that in another blog post. And now I’m here doing the same thing on my blog.
Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to reveal myself. But right now I’m happy to have some anonymity.
So what shall I tell you? I’ll start with a basics. I’m a 35 year old woman. I’m a mum to a 3 year old girl who I “co-parent” with my ex. I work full time. And I have depression.
I guess the rest will probably be told on future blog posts, but hopefully this little piece of insight will help you decide if you want to read more. I hope you do 🙂