Shit got real in August. I wonder if anyone else experienced a total life swap last month like I did. Every friend from everywhere needed my help and advice, which I was more than happy to provide. The only issue is that I am an introvert, so I am fucking exhausted. This is my first blog entry, let alone my first blog. I decided to just put my shit out there, because life is too short. And hell, if no one reads this or gets anything from it, at least I know I will. It’s my new form of journaling. Although, I will admit, I prefer writing with various colors of pens (depending on my mood) and jotting everything down on paper. To be honest, I have no freaking clue where this is going to go, but the hardest part was getting it started in the first place. All I know is that this blog will be full of crazy, funny, painful, heart-warming, real-life experiences and stories. Cussing will be involved (obviously that’s clear if you’ve gotten to this point) because that’s how I talk in real-life, so if that’s not for you, I suggest you stop now.
Now as for how I came up with my website name… My name is Somi. I’m a Korean American woman on the verge of turning 30 (I feel about 90 though with all the experiences of my life jam packed together these past years). I’ve had many nicknames growing up – Somi Playstation, do re mi fa SO – SOMI, ShowMeSomeSomi, Somi The Homie, That’s So-Mi (pronounced So-Me), etc.
I want this blog to be about life, the trials and tribulations, a non-judgmental safe zone for all people, an advice column, and whatever else it turns out to be. This is just the beginning. I’ll roll with the punches and who knows where this will take us. I will write about my own personal experiences and how I dealt with them (I most likely did not handle it in the “best way” but, it is what it is and I managed it the best way I could in that moment). THIS IS A NO-JUDGEMENT ZONE! I just want to make that clear!
I am considered the “therapist” in my group of friends, so I also want this to be a place where people can go, feel safe, and ask away or share their stories. We all have crazy families, friends, co-workers, bosses, partners, pets, sometimes all of them combined, and more. At times when I have felt so alone, I realized I wasn’t, by hearing other people’s stories. I am a huge empath and feel so much empathy, almost to a fault (Empathy should not be mistaken as sympathy as they are two completely different worlds). We must all connect to the core of simply BEING. When you shed all the exterior bullshit, we are all just looking for understanding, love, authenticity, appreciation, and connection. So feel free to join in on this discovery of life and hopefully it brings some type of peace into your life and mine.
So let’s begin…
Shit just got real. I just felt an earthquake in Texas for the first time. I guess that’s life for you. You never know when things will get shaken up. To be continued…
“A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talked TO each other instead of ABOUT each other” – Unknown