It has been a while since I wanted to go back to the blog community.
(Go back? Yes. I've been a blogger since 2003 in my native country, Brazil. My two best friends and I decided to put together this blog and we wrote tirelessly every single day until the end of 2008. The blog gave us more happiness we could possibly have wished for. It gave us so many new friends. It gave us a sense of community. It gave us some memorable parties. It gave us a weekly column in one of Brazil's top magazines. It gave us a published book with our names on the cover. And it gave me the best time of my life.
Wow, that was one big parenthesis. Guess I should close it now).
So, about having a blog. I've been going back and forth on this one for over a year. I miss writing. I miss having my space in this forsaken land that is The Internets. But things are so different now.
I'm living 6,468 miles away from home. Yep, I actually had to look this one up. It's an awful and scary number. So awful and so scary there was nothing I could do than try creating a new home for myself. Now I'm in this strange in-between places where I feel I'm not even here nor there. Anyway, it's an interesting thing having to learn the basics when you're 30. I remember it took me a while to memorize which coin was which. Like, why the hell the 1 cent one is bigger than the 10 cents one? Go figure.
I'm speaking a different language. I have to break the news for you: I'm a talkative person. I don't shut up. I like to say what comes to my mind, and my mind is a weird place with things happening all the time, in different levels. Kinda like Inception. But no Leonardo diCaprio. The thing is while I have mastered a lot of English, I'm very far from being able to communicate the way I would like to. And it frustrates me so much. So I apologize upfront for disconnected thoughts and bad grammar.
I'm working. I have a full time job. No more free lance Journalism for mama. I have to leave my house, drive my car to an actual office, and work my ass off from 9 to 6. I love my job, I really do, and I can't believe how incredibly lucky I am for having got this opportunity. But the truth is now I have to sit in front of a computer screen for hours, which leaves not much room for computer fun. So when I get back home at the end of the day I crave for more physical activities, like squeezing my kitties so hard until their noses turn blue. Oh I don't do that, you know. Geez.
So this introductory post is really long and I almost forgot what I was talking about but yeah, I decided it is time to create a blog despite all odds. I have no clear idea on what it will look like yet. I like blogs that have lives of their own. So I will just try to come here often and see how it goes. If you promise you'll try to come here often too we can meet and be friends.
It sounds like a neat plan.