Hey Britney, You Say You Wanna Lose Control

I’ve been trying to start this blog for like, 500 years.

But, I was doing what I do in most situations – horribly overthinking it. Most blogs seem to have some sort of niche, like mommy blogs, weight loss blogs or blogs run by entrepreneurs who are way too scary passionate about weird business stuff.

I can’t even decide what to eat on a regular basis, so clearly choosing a “theme” for this blog became far too much for me to handle.

That is when I remembered my very first website I made back in middle school called mArY*s ZoNe (give me a break – it was 1996 and I was obsessed with the dELiA*s catalogue). mArY*s ZoNe was a hot ADHD mess and was just one long, giant homepage with no sub-pages whatsoever. You would just scroll and scroll forever and read the incoherent ramblings of an 8th grader, while also going partially blind because of the blinking, moving unicorn graphics. Needless to say, it was pretty great.

People in my middle school thought mArY*s ZoNe was rad, but when I pulled it up on the computer in my 9th grade biology class, my classmates weren’t as impressed anymore. I let mArY*s ZoNe disappear into the black hole that is the Internet and shamefully, cannot even remember the URL. It was one of those Angelfire or Geocities websites and I have failed at finding it using the Wayback Machine. If you can find the original mArY*s ZoNe for me I will be forever indebted to you and also send you an official certificate honoring the fact that you have won the Internet.

ANYWAY, once mArY*s ZoNe popped into my overly analytical brain, I realized how awesome I used to be. I mean, I’m still cool, but back then I was so oblivious to being normal that I just rocked out and did whatever made me happy.

I’m getting back to my roots of being a weirdo and writing about whatever I feel like. Maybe WordPress will explode if I write about mommy, weight loss, and business things all in the same post…but I’m willing to take a chance and find out.

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