When I started this blog six months ago, I could not have imagined the great conversations and connections I would make with some of you.
I started it to make a space for people who wanted to find happiness with or without a mate, and to cater to a community of people who like me may be lovers and dreamers and truly in love with love, but are also not willing to surrender to the dominant cultural narrative of our time that suggests that all uncoupled people (especially if they are black women) are somehow defective, unlovable and in need of intervention.
I didn’t have a goal for the blog, except for it to be a space where I would share some of the things I’ve been thinking about for the ebook, which I’ve written and now I have to go re-write (I believe civilians call this revision). I was happy to get the news that Single & Happy was voted One Lovely Blog (thanks again!) twice in a row. I’m really proud.
Mainly, though, I’m grateful that in a blog saturated, 24/7 news cycle, that you take the time to share your experiences and teach me a lot about what it means to be a writer and a happy woman as we parse out some stuff together. Thanks for sharing this adventure with me.
I’m gearing up for my first week-long writing workshop as a full-time writer and wrapping up my 8-week stint of blogging at Bitch Magazine. So the coming weeks may entail erratic posting, but I’ll try not to let things get too janky.