I am Furisoa is a brand new blog that I have created to discuss some of my “seize the world” thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. I’m going to start it out by giving everyone a little bit of an about me which in all will sum up this post today.
I am just a small town girl and despite the romanticism that Journey has put on that role it isn’t as great as it seems. I suppose outside of the lack of stimulation that one gets in a dying mill town the worst part about my upbringing was the Religious and Misogynistic oppression that came of it.
There are so many things that I want to accomplish. I have finally decided to start a bucket list which I was often against during my earlier years. Starting out my bucket list I have: earning my Ph.D, Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Scaling Mount Everest, and adopting my children. There are so many more that I’d like to do but this is among the top of my list.
I discovered ambition only two years prior to this post. I’ve never fallen in love with something so completely then this. I am going to school to pursue a doctorate degree in Forensic Psychology and going to class has more romance in it than a relationship. It knows my desires and fills my heart and mind with the knowledge I so crave. It’s my warmth at night and my constant companion in the morning. It is the subtle kiss that reminds me that I am loved because I do in fact love myself despite my personal problems.
So without further ado I am a 29 year old woman that barely makes a dime to pay her way. I am a woman that struggles daily with suicidal ideation and anorexia nervosa. I am a follower of Christ who is also a liberal and a feminist. I am a woman that needs no one to hold her hand to accomplish the things she is going to accomplish. This is a very important phrase that I want everyone to be quite aware of:
– I AM a woman that needs NO ONE to hold her hand to accomplish the things SHE IS going to accomplish.
Please be aware that I am not a girl that is here to be used and abused by any man or any woman any longer. Please be aware that I am a force to be reckoned with and there will of course be a reckoning.
So why “IamFuriosa?”
Furiosa, recently portrayed by Charlize Theron in the newest Mad Max film truly is the wild force that no man or woman would want to go against. An independent fighter for oppressed people of that fictional world she was written into. I say peoples because she was a beacon even for Max and a lowly War Boy as well as the women she set out to save.
When recently I broke off a relationship and was treated as if I were a crazy irrational girl, insert Taylor Swift song here, I looked to my inner Furiosa for strength to endure the slander of that ex and pursue the wild and crazy path that my heart was so set on before I even met that man. I am going to be successful. I am going to help people and make such a mark on the world that Furiosa will be the woman I become.
I suppose that this journey and this blog is that of the birth and life of my Furiosa.