Welcome to my brand new shiny blog. I’ve been blogging for a while on and off, but this is the one, this is it. I have so much to write about, and to create and share, and this is where I’m going to do it. We Foolish Slobs will be the home of my new poetry, illustrations, and blog posts about my life and veganism. Don’t run away screaming if you’re not vegan, my posts will be the gentle loving kind, but if you want more my inbox is always open for questions.
Why Foolish Slob?
Last year I changed my life. It’s a long story, but I decided that something needed to change. I had always been so scared that I wouldn’t survive on my own, where would I go? What would I do? Who would I be? As it turns out I did a fucking amazing job at being on my own. Part of what I want to do here is to help other people see their way out of bad situations. We can and we will survive.
Not long after I set out on my life alone, I found myself in Berlin. It was this trip that set what was to be in motion. When I got home I got my first tattoo, and then my second and third, and the rest. Two of these tattoos were references to a couple of my favourite things. The first was a quote from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, ‘No Name Slob’, and the next was from my favourite book Rebecca ‘Little Fool’. I was starting an instagram for my art at the time and Foolish Slob just called to me.
Something I really love about the name is how it links to my mental health. My mental health is something I have only recently begun to give the attention it so desperately has needed for many years. I always thought that my problems weren’t problems because other people have it worse, something I’m sure some of you will understand. Foolishness and being a slob are two things often associated with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses. It’s taken me a while to understand and accept that these things come part and parcel with whatever is going on in my head. Gaining self awareness has helped me to make progress towards getting better. These are all things I want to talk about more in the future, and I’ll be sharing more mental health bits and bobs soon.
Lots and lots of fabulous content and wonderful things. I want to post everyday, but if I can’t or there just isn’t anything to post I won’t punish myself for it. Life is life, and sometimes we just have to go with the flow of it all. I hope you’ll join me on this foolish journey.
Shop & Support this Foolish Slob
I have set up and launched an online store today, so check it out and share it with your pals. If you’re feeling extra generous you can throw some pennies my way to support my move from employment to full time freelancer.
Thanks, and see you next time.
Beth, your foolish slob.