I have something to say. This isn’t something new. If you’ve known me long enough you know that I rarely if ever am at a lack of words.
I haven’t really been talking though. Of course I’ve been commenting on certain subjects occasionally. I’ve been watching what’s happening in the world and talking to myself about how I feel about them. I’ve been talking AB’s ears off and venting to my friends. I’ve even been filling up journals…Yet, I have this amazing open platform, all of the technology one could ever need to access it and I haven’t really been saying anything on here.
I felt like I didn’t have anything to add to the conversations.
Like I wasn’t intelligent enough to string my sentences in a way that would make people feel things. In a way that would foster some sort of change. Even if the change were small.
Most embarrassingly; I have been holding my tongue so as to not offend my friends and family members with my view points on certain issues.
The greatest gift that I received from Roxane Gay’s talks during the Decatur Book Festival was the confirmation that “I have something to say.” and that people need to hear it.
So on Authentically Adrien’s first birthday I’m revamping the blog. It’s going to be more organized, more direct, and I am going to be saying some things. If you’ve stuck with me this long I am so thankful for you.
I appreciate every single person who has ever even glanced at this blog. I hope that you stick around to listen to what I have to say.