Writing has always been a huge part of my life. My dad told me I used to spend hours writing short stories as a kid. When I was a teen, I started writing a novel (and I had almost 100 pages done before my lovely ex-step mother threw it out on one of her rampages). I submitted poetry to a few magazines and websites as a kid too, and I remember that one of them did get published at once point. I really wanted to be an author when I grew up, but once I was old enough to understand to think practically I realized that was just a dream- you couldn’t just BE an author! It wasn’t that easy.

I stopped writing when I was around 17 when I was working and going to school, and I didn’t really pick it back up until I was about 24 or 25, when I started my first blog Sassy Holistics.  Due to some circumstances, I am both being forced but also choosing to take things in a new direction.  Instead of giving up writing completely, I am just going to start a new blog and I am incredibly excited about how much freedom I will be able to have with this one!

I love reading blogs myself.  I feel like introverts especially love reading other people’s words, or at least just writing things themselves.  Writing can be so much easier to get your thoughts across instead of speaking (thank goodness for that delete button!). I love reading differing opinions because it truly makes you think about all aspects of a topic.  I just love things that make you THINK more than anything. 

So this blog is going to be my passion.  Topics that I love.  Topics that I feel need to be talked about. My opinions. Maybe some facts thrown in here and there. I want it to be a safe place for people to speak, especially about the topics that need to be spoken about but people are afraid to talk about. There are so many things wrong about how we address emotions these days, and I’m tired of how we’re just taught to keep our thoughts, feelings, dreams, and fears to ourselves. Maybe if we can start changing this in ourselves, we can help our kids to change as well.

Why Sassy Moonchild?

So “sassy” has always been an adjective that I have used for myself. I’m sarcastic and I like to think I’m funny and clever, sometimes. I first used it as a gamer ID for Xbox 360 about 10 years ago, and it stuck with me ever since. So much so that I used it in my official business name.  Sassy is a part of my identity to an extent now. So basically everything I do will have some sort of sass attached to it!

Moonchild is a newer sort of nickname I’ve taken on.  I first heard the term late in 2018 when RM of BTS released his newest solo mixtape called mono, and there was a song called Moonchild. RM (or Kim Namjoon, since that is his real name) has a very poetic way with words, and his lyrics really hit me, and it’s been one of my favorites ever since.

Some lyrics that really hit me (or you can listen here!):

We’re born in the moonlight
Ain’t no fantasy
Can’t breathe in the sunlight
Gotta hide your heart
We’re born to be sad, sad, sad, sad
Suffer to be glad, glad, glad, glad

C’mon y’all, moonchild, moonchild
That’s how it’s supposed to be
Yeah all this pain and all this sorrow
That’s our destiny, see?
You and my life was like this
We gotta dance in the rain
Dance in the pain
Even though we crash down
We gon dance in the plane
We need the scenery the night more than anybody
Only I could console myself, not nobody else
It’s okay to shed the tears
But don’t you tear yourself

Some definitions of Moonchild:

  • From Dictionary.com: “a person born under the zodiacal sign of Cancer”
  • “A Moon Child is a unique and a curious soul who is often in a daze, his or her mind is always out of this world. They live in their fantasy and refuse to come back to a harsh reality. A Moon Child don’t not always mean they are born under the Cancer zodiac sign, but they are just drawn to the moon in a way that can’t be explained. Some how they just belong on the moon, to the moon.” (source)
  • “Typically referring to those born under the Star Sign Cancer, since the moon is their ruling planet.” (source)

Since I first heard the term “moon child” about 6 months ago, I felt such a connection to it and I started calling myself a moonchild. Only now do I realize that I am a *literal* moonchild though since I am a Cancer sign. Now it makes sense why the moon makes me so crazy! Seeing that only confirms that this new name is the right idea.

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