You can call me Mrs. Ritz. I am a 40 something year old lady who had a mental health crisis, quit my job, and enrolled in community college for web design. When I say mental health crisis, I mean severe anxiety and depression, panic attacks, the works. There were a lot of factors involved, and I’ll get around to writing about them at some point.

Now here I am, on the brink of a new future. I am almost overwhelmed with how much there is to do, and learn. I am impatient to soak it all in. Ultimately my vision here is to build a place where I can practice what I learn, and express the things I have to say. I want to end up with something that I built with my own blood, sweat, and tears. I mean all three of them literally. You should see how many tissues I go through writing one of these things and trying to learn how to make a halfway decent image.

I am so excited for the journey. I’m excited to screw shit up and make people feel stuff. You know, joy and sadness and anger. Likely some boredom. I want to write about so many things. When I think of all the thoughts that have come and gone – lost forever once my memory of them winked out of existence – I hope some future thoughts can be interesting enough to make it to this place.

It’s not the first, and I’m sure that it will not be the last time you read this here, but this thing is going to be garbage for a while. I have to add and change and fiddle as I learn new things. My experience with coding is a big zilch, unless you count making my way through a free course on html that I found on the Google app store. This is my first ever blog. At least I can write coherently most of the time. I ask for your patience, and even your guidance if you wish to impart some small bit of wisdom. Or don’t if you don’t.

If you like what you’ve read here then don’t forget to like, follow, and comment. I also have some social media. You can see the links at the top of the page. I’ll add more as I get around to setting up more accounts.