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.)