I’ve come to a fork in the road. I can either keep trying to do what I’ve (unsuccessfully) done for fear of offending anyone, or I can move in the direction that sparked this whole thing in the first place. With that being said…. Things are going to change a bit around here. They are just a few things:
I am no longer going to stop swearing on my site just because it’s public and my family has the potential to all see it. It’s my site and the whole point behind it is that I can come out with whatever I want, when I want. You never what to expect from my posts, unless I am doing a series. I don’t stick to just one topic. My blog isn’t necessarily a destination blog where you can find all things in just one subject. Although, that’s why Category lists were created.
I don’t have crazy shit on my blog. No flashy banners or sales with jewelry or eBooks (although maybe one day). Just words and posts, some with pictures, some without. I am in the middle of creating some awesome stuff though on the side, so I will let you know about that when I do and then perhaps Planet Zynnia will have some sort of flashiness to it.
What I do have is sass. And a lot of it. That’s why I come here. To my WordPress safe haven. To educate, challenge, and get you uncomfortable. I am a shell-breaker and break shells I will. There is no growth inside of the comfort zone. I’m also known to drop an F-bomb or two, which is why, if you subscribe – you know what may come of it. This is your only warning though. If cussing makes you uncomfortable, this is your chance to back away. Of course it won’t be in every post and I will never use profanities in such a way that is demoralizing, demeaning, insulting, derogatory, and otherwise disrespectful.
My father always said that someone who swears a lot shows a lower sign of intelligence. I always loved that and I remember taking on a 30 Day Challenge back in 2012 of Not Swearing for 30 Days because I cussed like a sailor. I would be lying if I told you it didn’t work. Ever since that challenge, I have severely lowered my swearing and do my best to only cuss when necessary.
What is a swear word anyway, other than society’s level of shock at a word? I was told as a kid that ‘bastard’ is a swear word and ‘hell’ is a swear word. I mean, if the word ‘hate’ is so strong – should that be added into the swear word category? Because we could do this all day – pick out words that are and are not “politically correct” and just throw them into the mix. We could take any word that we find personally offensive and give it the “bad word” label. There are certainly a few words I consider swear words that I hear all the time. My idea of the F-word is said amongst people with a level of ignorance and apathy that severely angers and offends me, but I could say fuck anytime if I am in the right place.
I apologize now for all future posts that may offend you. I will always do my best to keep it respectful in a “WAKE THE FUCK UP” kind of way, but I’m not the type of person to beat around any bush or sugar coat any cupcakes. My mama never raised me like that and she always taught us to just give it to people straight because sometimes people need an unorthodox explanation.
That’s why I’m here. I am unconventional, unorthodox, and downright unpredictable. It’s my weakness and my strength I guess.
2. Timing of Posts
Okay let’s be honest. I have a dangerous habit of sucking at posting articles. I know. I know…. I have all of these awesome things to write about and for some reason, I just get a sense of overwhelmness? I’ve unnecessarily pressured myself to be a “super blogger” and ultimately let myself be held back by that. That’s why I’m throwing everything I know out the window and I’m gonna let my expressions determine my site. I will do my best to post every week. Iam hoping to not fall off the horse and will do whatever necessary to stay on. Afterall, I do love horse-back riding.
There are some new categories already, and more to be created. I’ve added “Health & Wellness” for all things medical/alternative medicine/self-care/FAQ’s for all of your self-educating needs. I get a lot of common questions from clients and people in general about their bodies and why our bodies do what they do, why we need water, why we need to stretch, and benefits of Massage, Bodywork, and general health knowledge. (There are no swear words in these articles – you’re good to go!)
I’ve also added “Wake Up America!” where I definitely might cuss and throw some gnarly facts in with resources and lots of eye-openers. These are the discussions that may or may not make you feel uncomfortable, but nonetheless show you the truth about anything I can to bring awareness in any way possible to remind us of what’s going on behind closed doors and how we can continue to strengthen our awareness, our independence, find justice, unite together, and stick up for our Truth, our neighbors, our Nation, and ourselves.
I’m bringing in a Canine Category for all things…. well… canines. Fun tips and tricks, educational pieces, delicious recipes, and resources to amazing and inspiring Canine Caretakers all over! Spotlights, Shout-outs; everything you need to get inside the mind of a dog and gain more confidence when trying to understand their language and what’s best for them to live a happy and healthy life.
I am also bringing in a Conspiracy Theory. It will be filled with my personal theories of wild nonsense I think about during meditations. Some may cool, some may be too outrageous to consider, and some may be really awful. But I think it’s interesting about theories, because there always seems to be some sort of truth to them in the end. So if I share them, I feel like I am living a sense of purpose that maybe I am not the only crazy one in the World who thinks the way I do. But I might be the only crazy one to let myself publically express it.
Ahh. Such is life. I am going dying as “the crazy one” – as long as I live my truth of expression for good integrity, I will take the label anyday.
4. Extra Pages (for the future)
This is something I am working on. I want to provide a page that shouts out to the people I admire and the cool shit they do. Authors, Bloggers, Designers, Companies that sell awesome products. I love blasting companies and people I love and I really want to create a page for just that. I am hoping this comes in the next few months, so I will continue working to my best ability to make this happen for you!
THAT’S ALL FOLKS!
Those are the only updates I have for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed my essay of explanations and thank you for being a subscriber to Planet Zynnia!