Hi! I’m Kuleen. The mess behind Midlife Mess.
I turn 50 in the summer of 2018.
I’ve got two teenagers. One just started his freshman year of college, which means I vacillate between uncontrollable tears and making plans for his room. The other is a sophomore in high school and just got her driving permit. She is too scared to drive with her dad. This is unfortunate because before either child was born I made it clear that there was not enough Xanax in the world for me to teach a child to drive.
My husband and I have been married for 23 years. I think. We tend to forget about our anniversary. (Damn month of May!) We have the same birthday, but he is two years older. He also has a lot less hair than I do. He is pretty damn good at his job as director of our public library, and everyone wants a piece of him. So while I spend my time driving our children everywhere, he sits in meetings.
We live across the street from parents. Directly across the street. Yes. Just like Everybody Loves Raymond. My mom doesn’t drive, and she doesn’t let my Dad drive on the interstate, so I spend time driving them to medical appointments. And doing things like yelling at them when they climb up on ladders.
Basically, I live in my car which is evidenced by the number of french fries you can find under the seat. Waiting in the car also means I listen to NPR and think. A lot of that thinking is about how our president is a complete dumb ass, our country is filled with racists, the NRA is the devil incarnate, and I’m tired of white women selling out their gender to protect the patriarchy.
Did I mention that I’m a far-left leaning liberal who has a Masters in Sociology?
As a friend said, Midlife Mess is going to be snark and caffeine.
Don’t expect any Pinterest-worthy posts about laundry room organization, DIY projects with detailed instructions, or Instagram- worthy party spreads. I don’t have time for that shit.
I’m also totally over social media, which means I’m never going to make money on this blog. Therefore, I do SEO for Bloggers. I excel at telling people what to do, so if you are a blogger you totally need to hire me to do a Blog Assessment.
If you think you can handle all of this, then welcome to Midlife Mess!
If not, check out my other blog which is all Rainbow and Unicorns. It is called My Small World and focuses on Disney, Entertainment, and other fun stuff.