I started blogging in June of 2006. I had a newborn baby. I was quitting my day job to stay at home with my son and write freelance. Like most “mommy bloggers”, I needed a place to vent. I spent many years years on that blog analyzing and over-analyzing myself, my son’s friends, motherhood, my family, and mostly, the color of my son’s poo. I even started another blog to catalogue and share my growing passion for collecting vintage children’s books for him.
Now, my son is fully-immersed in the throes of public education, so I thought it best to shut that mommy-blog down and start over. To create a place where I can be a person and a writer, and not always a mother first.
So here I am. Starting fresh.
If you have no idea who I am, my name is Burgin Streetman.
I worked for years in New York in book publishing before giving it all up to move to Texas. Now that I’ve weaned my son off the nipple and diaper trained him and gotten him through kindergarten, I’m taking some time to write and begin to find myself again.
As a writer of mainly non-fiction my whole life, I am, at last, embracing fiction. I just finished writing my first young adult novel, and I’m in the early stages of my second. Ask me again in a few months if I’m actually published.
We’ll see how it goes.
I love my life, but I bitch, a lot. And I mean A LOT. Just ask my husband.
(Oh, and here’s a picture taken from inside the infamous Toilet Seat Museum, just ’cause it’s near my house and I can.)
Ohh .. sniff, sniff … I for one, will miss the Scribbler! It was a fantastic blog. It was the first blog I ever read and I read it from the beginning. It was actually inspirational to me, in that it reminded me how important it is to try and create more special moments in my children’s lives. (I have three children you see, and sometimes I find myself focusing more on just how to escape … hee, hee) My daughter was a big fan of the Bub, mainly because of the cute video you posted of him coloring to the tune of ‘The Lollipop Tree’. She can relate, I guess because she too has a basket of oil pastels that she goes through so quickly that I have to buy a new box about once a month. Her animal of choice however, is the cat instead of the bird. She loved that lollipop song so much that I bought her the whole album and it’s still one of her favorites!
Anyway, I know that all good things must come to an end, and I’m excited that you are still going to blog albeit in a different form. I’m looking forward to it! Congratulations on finishing your first book. If it is published, I will be the first in line to buy it!
PS I LOVE the bitching!
Thanks Robin. I know I wasn’t always the most interactive blogger in the world, but here, I’m going to try and be less censored and more responsive so thanks for coming along for the ride!