Hi there! I’m Abby.
I’m a copyeditor and a college English instructor. Sometimes. I’m in the prime of my baby making years (one’s a year old and another is on the way), so the employment thing is a little off and on. Since I’m an Army wife, a permanent job isn’t exactly in the picture, so I’m enjoying part-time and freelance work while I get the opportunity to spend a lot of time with my little monster.
I grew up in Oklahoma (big-city Oklahoma, you guys), but we’re stationed in New York right now. And since I now live so far from home, and much of my family lives even farther away, I need to keep people updated on this whole life thing that’s happening. I am the absolute worst at talking on the phone and don’t do nearly enough of it to keep my mom and sister happy. So I started this blog, which solves all of my problems! Okay, not all of them, but the communication ones, anyways.
Also, I just love blogs. I love reading things that smart, funny, thoughtful women have written (sorry, dudes, but I’m just really into women writers right now). I don’t expect to get famous or make any money from this site (I mean, I wouldn’t say NO to money, let’s be real), I just feel like adding my voice and sharing my experience might be a good thing to try.
As for the name, let’s just call it an ode to Social Anxiety.
Cast of characters:
Since this is the internet, and since my family really doesn’t need any trouble, I’ll keep a certain level of anonymity (and I’ll ask you to do the same; no last names or incriminating personal information, please). But I’ll introduce the members of my household, because they are bound to come into the conversation from time to time.
I’m just learning how to operate a blog. I’m not a web designer and I don’t know how to take lovely pictures, so bear with me while I muddle through. And feel free to comment with your feedback or glowing praise (we all need undeserved acclaim every once in a while, right?).