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Simple Truths

Originally published on January 17th, 2016.

Since it's a new year, for shits and giggles, I'm going to take some time to share 10 simple truths about myself. So buckle up, readers!

1. I love the word fuck. I use it every fucking chance I get. It’s a beautiful word. It’s linguistic magic.

​Even my Facebook statuses reflect this love:

Yes… fucking and people were my top two words in 2015.

2. People fucking annoy me. The results of this annoyance are either well-crafted blog posts or rants on my personal Facebook page *hence those being my most used words*. If you are hip to that whole Myers-Briggs thing, then it makes sense based on my personality. I’m inclined to think it has more to do with the level of stupidity in the world than my actual personality but, hey it’s kind of fun to know which Doctor Who character you are.

3. Of all the people that fucking annoy me, I annoy myself the most.

4. My inner circle is full of people whose mere existence brings me so much joy that I don’t even care they’re humans.

5. A debate over Prop 8 is what finally knocked me off my fence of doubt and into the field of godlessness. Even though I’ve been an out and proud heathen for 7 years I still listen to K-Love on occasion. NEEDTOBREATHE’s song Brother was one of my favorite songs from 2015. Seriously, Google it! It’s fucking fantastic! Better yet, enjoy:

6. I was offered a scholarship to Mars Hill College to study Youth Leadership (youth ministry). I had lofty ideas about what young people should learn about love and acceptance. I still have those ideas, minus the Christianity.

7. Losing my religion was one of the most painful experiences of my life. Losing the top spot to a 2009 pregnancy lose and the ending of my marriage last year.

8. I never planned to homeschool my kids. We’ve been at it, officially, for eight years.

9. When it comes to parenting I have no fucking idea what I’m doing.

10. I’m fairly certain my children are aware of this fact. ​​

What are some of your truths? Do you have the adulting parenting thing figured out or faking it until you make it? Are you still dancing in tube socks to Bruce Springsteen? Tell me more, tell me more, right down there in the comments.

Copyright(c)2016 Rayven Holmes

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