What if I started every blog post the way I start a conversation with my friends? It would be SO obnoxious:
HEY, GIRL, HEY!
It would be even worse if I started every blog post the way I start a conversation with Clayton:
WHAT'S FOR DINNER?
Anyway, I have something interesting to tell you. Firstly, the infection in my eyeball has vanished and I'm now weaning myself off the antibiotic steroid eyedrops (and I'm being overly cautious about it because the optometrist said something about how being on a steroid too long increases eye pressure and I wasn't really listening, but I'm pretty sure she meant that if I stopped taking the medicine abruptly, my eye was going to explode).
I was told that I'm approved to "slowly" start wearing my contacts again and since I'm such an a$$hole I asked, "Does that mean I have to put my contacts in ... in slow motion?"
"I meant gradually," she said, not understanding my humor at all.
So there's that.
Secondly, I'm teaching another night class (because it was so successful the first time)!
But get this: I'm not teaching a class about how to be successful and a good person and other things I don't know about it; I get to teach something I (kind of) know:
Someone caught wind of the fact that I blog (or attempt to when I'm not sleeping or purposely doing something else) and figured I knew enough to tell other people how to do it, too. While that fact is totally debatable, I'm beyond flattered.
And part of me can't help but feel like, "I've been keeping this blog for 6 years now, it's about time someone read it."
And the other part of me is having an anxiety attack over the thought of standing up in front of a group of people and trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about because flattered or not, I am still me.
One of the reasons why I've had this blog for so long is because I feel like it's the only way I can truly be myself in public (if you consider this public, and I do) and I'll be the first to tell you that I am so much better behind a computer or behind a pen than I am in person. In person I'm just sweaty and prone to making awkward eye contact.
I'm great with words if I don't have to actually speak them.
Oh man, this class is in for a real treat.
But personal blogging is among my most favorite hobbies and I'm honestly looking forward to the opportunity to help someone else find their voice, too.
Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta make my first lesson plan ... and it's more or less gonna be "Who votes that we conduct this class in an online chatroom so I don't have to do any public speaking and don't get sweat stains in my armpits? Okay? Great. Bye."