About Me

Hello, and thank you so much for braving the chaos of Rarely Tidy Ramblings!  I’m glad you’re here.

I started this blog in June 2018, and truth be told, it’s still sort of finding it’s footing.  My main goal in starting it was to find like-minded, neurodivergent people who were struggling with the daily grind of adulthood, parenthood, and creativity.  I’ve always struggled with anxiety and executive functioning issues, and since becoming a parent and a homeowner, my deficiencies have only become more pronounced.  Some days it’s a miracle if I remember to take a shower and brush my teeth; some days I celebrate remembering my wallet when I go shopping, or locking the door when I leave the house.  Trying to be a basic, functional human while still trying to cultivate my creativity has not been an easy balance to find.

I’m not an expert at finding the solutions to any of these problems, by the way; I’m still just a simple pseduo-adult trying to muddle their way through the day.  But if you are interested in listening and commiserating with my ramble about parenthood, adulthood, the struggles of daily life, and creativity, then stick around!

When I’m not blogging – which, honestly, is most of the time – I’m a Special Educator, living and working in Massachusetts.  I live with my husband of eight years, Andrew, our son Bear (his name for the purposes of this blog only), and our cat, River (named for River Song of Doctor Who, not River Tam of Firefly).

When I somehow manage to find the time, drive, and focus to be creative, my interests in the past have tended towards the literary – I participate in a number of writing challenges, including NaNoWriMo, NaPoWriMo, OctPoWriMo, and the Blogging a-to-Z Challenge – though lately I have been just as interested in more visual forms of expression.  I sketch, paint (mostly acryllic, though I’m branching out into watercolor), and work with Sculpey.

I would love to get to know you, especially if you share any of my struggles with attention, anxiety, or executive dysfunction, or if you are just an adult or parenting struggling to get by!

I identify as non-binary and use she/her/hers or they/them/their pronouns.  Thank you! 

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