Hi. My name is Skwishee, and I'm ... a blogger.
When I started writing this blog, I didn't tell anyone -- not even my husband. He was playing a show while working a full time job, so he was never home. The girls were 1 and 3, we were stuck in our tiny apartment all day, and it was hard.
I wasn't very happy.
I started writing as a way to reach out without bothering anyone; a way to feel like someone was listening without having to admit to my family that I felt like a complete failure. A place to vent -- anonymously.
We still live in a tiny apartment, my kids still wear me out (although, in new and interesting ways), and I still come to this space to vent a little; but now, it's much more than that. It's a place I can go to be creative, share an idea, or just tell a funny story.
It's something I'm proud of.
And so, the next time I'm on the phone with my mum and she says, "You know what you should do? You should write a BLOG!", instead of mumbling incoherently, maybe I'll say, "Well, actually..."