I have been blogging for a very long time. My first blog began in April of 2002 and I’ve continued off and on from there. My blogging rate has ranged from prolific to non-existent, with the non-existent being my most recent mode. I’ve been a Butterfly, I’ve been Thymewise, and I’ve had one or two names I’ve forgotten over the years. Now I’m a Slacker, which I suppose I have always been.
Facebook and Twitter have really changed blogging from what it once was, for me, at least. Most of what I have to say I say on Facebook now, but it wasn’t always that way. When I started this, it was because I was trying to get pregnant and starting to realize that it wouldn’t be as easy as I assumed it would be. Blogging got me through infertility with its poking and prodding and failed treatments. When I was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer, blogging got me through the first surgery. Facebook got me through the other three, but the first was the hardest and blogging through it really helped.
Now I’ve moved on from childless to childfree, or at least I’m trying to move on. Most days I’m successful. Some days I feel the “less” more than the “free.” It’s a work in progress, and I’d like to pick up the blog again to work through it. The domains and blog names have changed, but I’ve tried to carry my content with me and I think I managed to collect all of it here, but for this go ’round, I wanted a fresh start. All of my old content has been moved to the Before section. It’s my history that I don’t want to let it go, because it makes me who I am, but that me isn’t the current me.
Hi. I’m Kim. I write about cats and food and life and sometimes knitting. Sometimes I write about being childless and sometimes I blog about being childfree. But mostly cats, probably.