Hi, hello, hey, yo, you catch my drift.
My name is Kirsten, I’m 28 and I… run a blog? Well, I ran a blog and then I fucked off for two years and now I am an aspiring… blog-runner…
This is off to great start, isn’t it? Let’s try again:
If you remember me: wow hellow pls contact me because how cool are you?? But I’m gonna go with the likelihood that you don’t, so in the interests of you not going through all my previous post histories to find out who the fuck I am (was? It’s been a while…) I’m gonna use this opportunity to write an introductory blog post about who I am now and what the whole blog this is all about! Well, not sure if I have the right answers to those questions either but here we go.
*freeze frame, record scratch*
That’s me. You’re probably wondering how I got here…
(okay yeah, the first thing you should know is I try to use humour as a substitute for lack of personality in real life. On we go.)
So, here’s my face 🙂
I’m Kirsten, I’m 28 years old. I’m a Scot living in England who has an English accent with a west country twang I’m still trying to learn how to love.
I’m bisexual, I’m polyamorous, I’m mentally ill. Those aren’t personality traits they’re just big ole parts of my life.
Oh, I’m also a fairly recently diagnosed asthmatic too. So that’s new.
I’m married, I’m a mum of one (well five actually, but one human), and I’m also in a long-distance relationship.
I have a dog who is 8.5 but actually a baby, three screaming goblins- sorry, I mean budgies, and one hamster who is the least friendly hamster you met in your life (I’m not joking: touch her and you will bleed).
I have an addiction to houseplants I’m trying to beat.
I fucking love pizza.
I love travelling, especially alone, which is actually pretty fucking handy when you have a partner who lives 1.5 THOUSAND MILES away from you. I’ve also taken more of an interest in actualising my dreams to see more of the world than just dreaming about it recently, too.
I’m a fat-positive, body-positive, feminist, liberal snowflake. So you know, heads up on that.
I love fashion and makeup, but I’m completely broke. If you haven’t seen my blog before then I should let you know that a lot of it was exploring these areas, and you’re likely to see a lot more of this again.
My body shape is changing, so I’ll also probably have some posts about navigating that and my feelings towards those changes.
I have short hair now! Probably the first thing you’ll have noticed if you did follow me from before, or happened to catch a glance at one or two posts. I’ve been living the pixie life for a year and a half now and it’s one of the best things I have ever done.
My blog used to be ran just under my name (so imaginative), which as you may guess from the URL, is Kirsten Sargent, but I’m rebranding myself to The Queer Housewife because that name came to me when I had a headache walking the school run and you know, I’ve got to try and be cool and quirky to keep up with the social media gang half my age.
So, what’s it all about?
I’ve been thinking of restarting this blog for a good six months now, and I keep procrastinating and procrastinating. Fighting those old anxiety demons and such. I even had a few people contact me (that I didn’t know!) out of the blue to tell me they had found old blog posts of mine and that they found them helpful, and would I get back into it, etc. I would never have expected to receive messages like that, but it lit some kinda spark in my brain, and so here I am.
I’ll be honest with you: my blog is a mish-mash. It always was and probably will continue to be. Sometimes I wanna talk about mental illness, sometimes I wanna talk about sexuality, sometimes I wanna talk about body politics, and sometimes I just really like my makeup and wanna shout look at my face! LOOK AT MY FACE!
And that’s that.
If you even made it this far, congrats you get a prize.
I’m just kidding, you get nothing. Except for my sincere gratitude ^___^ UwU
I’m gonna stop waffling now.
I hope to see you soon!
Stay safe, stay well, stay loved.