This is my third attempt at starting my first post for the YMF blog.
Hello, I call myself Maney and I’ve been writing my own blog, maney smiles back, for over a year and a half. I tend to write about my mental illnesses, God, and other random life stuff. I am an active Latter-day Saint, I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and I plan on getting married in the temple someday and raising a family in this religion.
I’m kind of nervous to be an author for this blog because, you see, writing is one of my favorite things in life, and this blog gets like a millionish views per hour, and yeah. I mean, in some ways I’m okay because I’m used to bearing my soul to the world (ie: a few loyal readers), but now that I’m doing this on someone else’s website, with their name linked to my words, like what I’m saying totally matters now more than it did when I wrote a post last Monday—I mean, it’s stressful.
So, my new slew of readers, this is what you get today:
I am a Mormon, a feminist, a recovering perfectionist, and other stuff. Today I ate cereal for breakfast, I’m currently getting over a cold, and I can’t wait for autumn.
I’m a little concerned that my blog posts won’t be intense enough for this writing platform. Maybe I’ll be excused from contributing because I’m not fiery enough in my words. If that happens, it’ll be okay. I’ll keep writing my blog, trying to be at least a decent version of myself.
Reader, if your heart is beating right now, you are so so so priceless. Just by existing, you are valuable and needed and loved. I believe that Jesus Christ is with you always, His arms open and extended towards you in welcome.
Anyway, hopefully next time I write I won’t be so nervous. Maybe I’ll even get to offend some people.