I have decided finally to try blogging as a means to overcoming writer’s block. I have been writing stories and poems since I was 8 years old. I’ve been fearful of sharing my work because it was stolen once when I was part of a “community” many years ago. It pissed me off and I felt I could never share again.
I chose the title of Overwhelmed Crazy Mom because that describes me in three short words. I am the sole provider for a family of 5. I have a wonderful husband who hasn’t been able to work because of a back injury that occurred 9 years ago. I have four daughters. My oldest is already living on her own. I work full time and I go to school online fulltime and I am a wife and mother full time. I never thought I would have four full time jobs. And to top it all off, I want to fulfill my dream of being a writer.
I was once published. ~ if you could call it that ~ I submitted a poem to one of those websites that was having a contest. I got literature from them saying they were publishing my poem in a book. I could have the book at the low, low price of $39.99. Ha Ha! I shared my poem with my dad and he loved it. He framed it on his desk. I felt proud.
I cannot say that I’m any good, but I have the heart of a good writer. I believe in my own stuff. I practice good grammar and spelling when I write. ~ though if you ever heard me speak; you’d never know it ~
So I covered the overwhelmed part and the mom part, how, do you ask, am I crazy? Well for me that’s simple, I do not fit into any mold. I do things my way even though it pisses off my husband. I make strange decisions and choices. For example, my husband and I have been together nearly 16 years. We have lived in over twenty residences. Each time a move occurred, I was firmly sure it was the right choice and our LAST move. ~ I’m always proven wrong at some point. ~ I even left a job making good money because I was suffering from post-partum depression and didn’t know it at the time. Oh, I was so pissed at myself when I came to my senses! Now I’m trudging along trying to do right by the 3 girls I have at home and my husband who just can’t help but love me.