I Suppose I Have to Start Somewhere

I’ve often contemplated starting a blog, but was never sure what I could possibly write about on a regular basis.  I’m still not entirely sure what this blog will ultimately become, but I figured I might as well give it a try.  I’m learning as I go, so I apologize in advance for the lack of really snazzy formatting or interesting pictures.

I guess I’ll start by answering a few questions you might have right now.  First, who am I?  I’m a woman in my mid-30s, who leads a mostly average existence.  I love to sing–I belong to two choirs and also enjoy karaoke (when I have time).  I have a black belt in Tang Soo Do.  I love to read and do some writing of my own.  I struggle with my weight and the body issues that come with it.  I probably know way more about hair care than I should.  I’ve been slowly morphing into a bit of a skincare/makeup addict.  I’m single and occasionally venture out into the dating world.  I was that nerd in school.  Last year I was diagnosed with ADD.  Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, type 2.  I mention all of these things because I have a feeling I will write more extensively on all of them.

Your second question is probably about the title of my blog.  During my last semester of college (1999), my friend and I drew a map of a place we called Sick and Twisted.  The different regions were named for different dramas we had experienced, particularly when it came to dating.  I used to keep a copy of the map in my office with pushpins labeled with peoples’ names.  Based on whatever was going on, my friends and I were moved around on the map.

A few years after I graduated, I found myself on a bit of an emotional roller coaster.  Sick and Twisted was resurrected and became symbolic of my ups and downs during that time.  I also decided that a novel was in order, although it would be almost 10 years before I was ready to sit down and start writing.

So that’s the short version of my story.  I’m going to end here today, since I have to leave for choir practice soon (choir requires its own series of posts).

The original pencil sketch of Sick and Twisted:Sick and Twisted