Writing

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When I began this blog back in 2006 (yikes!) I wasn’t sure how much I was comfortable sharing about myself and even more importantly about my family.  I blogged to feel better about my life, not to become famous – lol.

So I didn’t tell anything that would pinpoint where I live and I just used a first initial for the family. I also tried to be careful to not write embarrassing things – instead focusing more on my reactions and feelings about events. But it has always felt stunted – that I couldn’t really be myself on my blog because I was expending so much energy trying to reign in any self identifying information or sharing too much about Corbin and Jeremy’s lives.

Recently my oldest turned 17 and my youngest turned 12 and I felt like they were finally at the point where they can begin to read what I write and tell me before I post if they are comfortable with it . I started by one day explaining my blog and what I usually write and then I asked them if they were generally ok with my blogging and Jeremy  gave an uninterested “sure” and Corbin answered “Sure, people need to know”.

Buoyed by his words I began to reach out and take ownership of my writings which has brought more traffic to my blog. Which means I feel both inspired and wary about sharing. I look at very popular blogs such as Rage Against the Minivan and The Bloggess and think – if they can, why not me?

It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me well that I love to write but it took me until just recently to own the fact that I am indeed a writer and my goal is to write a book. There I have typed it thus it must be true. So I am glad you are here and happy to be able to be more open.

January 6, 2016

Privacy

When I began this blog back in 2006 (yikes!) I wasn’t sure how much I was comfortable sharing about myself and even more importantly about my family.  I blogged to feel better about my life, not to become famous – lol. So I didn’t tell anything that would pinpoint where I live and I just used a first initial for the family. I also tried to be careful to not write embarrassing things – instead focusing more on my reactions and feelings about events. But it has always felt stunted – that I couldn’t really be myself on my blog because I was expending so much energy trying to reign in any self identifying information or sharing too much about […]
December 2, 2015

A New The Mighty Article

Another of my articles has been published by the website The Mighty. Go here to read it Tina
October 28, 2015

Middle Of A Long Row

The weeks leading up to October 24, 2009 were very difficult ones. Corbin had been what we termed “spinning” – meaning that he had very high energy, was difficult to engage in anything meaningful, was having trouble at school and just seemed insatiable in so many ways.  Add to that his stutter and difficulty trying to “get his words out” they were all  impacting heavily on his day to day life. On Tuesday October 7th, 2009 my husband and I were notified by Corbin’s school that he had run from school property and was making statements about wanting to harm himself. Due to Corbin’s complex needs he can be very impulsive and reactive, yet he had never left school property […]