My name is Abby, and I am a person. That’s it. Just a person. If you have a tendency to look at bloggers as though their lives are completely in order, then this is going to be a completely different experience for you. Because, as the title says, I am a disaster.
First, let me introduce myself. I am twenty years old living in the area of Cleveland, Ohio. I live in a tiny apartment with my boyfriend, Quinn. We are in the process of finding a slightly larger, much more grown-up apartment. I currently work as a nursing assistant, and I would like to go to school to become a school nurse.
My favorite food is fries of any format. Shoestring, waffle, crinkle cut, McDonald’s, Chickfila, Wendy’s you name it! If there are fries involved, I will be there. My favorite activities are eating, baking, reading, and watching YouTube.
Reading all this, you might say, “Aw Abby! You don’t sound that bad!”
But let me correct you.
This is how you’ll find me at four o’clock in the afternoon after work. Not at the gym working out, like I said I’m going to do for the past three weeks. Not making a delicious, healthy dinner and counting my calories. Not working on my social media content. Not cleaning. Honestly, I’m probably wrapped up in my Charlie Brown blanket, sitting at my computer, watching YouTube videos. You might also find me laying in bed with a McDonald’s bag, munching on fries, binge-watching Good Omens on Amazon Prime. You won’t find me being healthy or productive or any of the things most lifestyle bloggers appear to be.
My house is constantly a mess. I almost never make my bed, and I pretty much forget to take my dishes to the sink every night. I eat out five nights a week mostly fast food. I only go to the gym the first week in January, as my New Year’s Resolution, and I have a credit score that is absolute garbage. I never go to the doctor unless Google and webMD tell me I’m dying. My laundry doesn’t get done unless I’m going to be naked the next day if I don’t do at least one load. I also have high levels of anxiety and depression, and I go into sensory overload almost every time I go out with my friends.
Some of you are reading this and thinking, “Wow, Abby. You really are a mess.” To that, I say, “Thank you for noticing.” You may now click the little red X in the top corner of your screen to close out of my blog. I’ll not have you judging me based on my mistakes because everybody makes them.
However, a large portion of you are thinking, “Well I do all of those things too!” If you’re one of those people, great. We’ll get along just fine.
Now, the point of this blog isn’t for you to read about all of my terrible habits, and it’s not supposed to make you feel bad about your own bad habits. The point of this blog is for some of you to realize that you are not alone. You’re not the only one who doesn’t have an amazing house that’s clean and looks like a Pinterest board. You’re not the only one who buys ramen noodles at Walmart instead of eating clean at Trader Joe’s. You’re not the only one who doesn’t have a thirty minute long skincare routine. You’re not the only one who shows up late everywhere. You’re not the only one who feels like they can’t make time to be healthy both physically and emotionally.
You’re not alone.
I do all of those things and probably more that I just can’t think of right now. But the point is that, if you want to change, you can. That’s what this blog is about. You’ll be reading about the habits I have now, the things I’ll be doing to change them, and the ways in which I screw things up along the way.
Here are some things you will find in this blog:
- The honest-to-God truth about things that happen in my life
- Honest thoughts about fads that are happening (I might even try them to be sure!)
- LOTS of attitude, Abby-style
- (Hopefully) some positive results that come from changing my habits
Here are some things that absolutely will NOT happen on this blog:
- Judging others for their methods or madness
- Tolerating abusive language of any form, whether that means comments, emails, or any of my social media
- Editing my life so that it looks like I’m successful
If any of this sounds like something you would be interested, I would encourage you to subscribe to my email list so you can hear about all my heck-ups in the future.
I’ll be uploading once weekly, hopefully on Fridays. I’ll cover every topic under the sun, including finances, physical health, beauty, travel, and anything else that might pop into my head.
Thanks for reading my rants,