A is for Announcement.
Only one of the following is false, maybe you can guess which:
A.) I am a co-homemaker
Why this would be a shocker: I’ve deliberately and successfully avoided marriage since the age of seventeen, and in 2014, my dating rampage singlehandedly transformed the last standing “nice guys” of Los Angeles into tobacco-spitting church-vandals.
B.) I have a day job
Why this would be a shocker: If you have a talent for living off of invisible money, why would you take a day job? Invisible money is the only explanation for having lived the life of an employed person during four years of unemployment. On the other hand, maybe invisible money runs out too…
C.) I made a film
Why this would be a shocker: Think of a broke, daydreaming perfectionist. How are they ever going to get anything done?
D.) I’ll be posting every day
Why this would be a shocker: I leave my blog for four months, come back with a Valentine’s Day post and then leave for another six weeks. “Every day” sounds iffy at best.
But…yes. I am doing it again! Last year I took a break from my dating rampage and devoted April to the dogged exercise of A to Z posts – a post a day with Sundays off. It did wonders for my writing process and decluttered my brain.
“I’m not a person who does well by rules and deadlines, self-imposed or not,” I wrote. “Defiance is practically raison d’être for this itinerant geisha, this freedom-loving “bad” girl, this lovable f**kup.” But still, “Wherever I had to be, whatever else I had to do, there was always a letter of the alphabet looming over me.” And I stuck to it. In fact I got separation anxiety when it was over.
In the upcoming posts, there will be un-themed anecdotes and musings, profundity and frivolity, images, video and sound. There will be buffoonery and danger, love and gripes, and always a chance of watching the the tightrope-walker fall, because twenty-six letters is twenty-six chances for failure. Well, twenty-five now. And in case you didn’t figure it out, I don’t have a day job. Banish such thoughts before I have a panic attack.
Everything else is true and likely to be addressed in the coming days. (For a taste, and hipster faeries to boot, check out The Play by Play.)
Hope you take the ride with me, because I sure as hell don’t know where I’m heading.
~ Part of the A to Z Challenge ~
A post a day except Sunday for the month of April to cover topics beginning with each letter of the alphabet. Events always real, names always changed.
Cathartic Monkeyism returns in May.
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