On Being a Bleeding Woman #WeBleed

Image source: pixabay
Image source: pixabay

Women bleed. Monthly. Or I should say many women usually bleed monthly, as there are always exceptions. But healthy women of a certain age bleed quite regularly.

I sometimes wonder what society as a whole makes of this, because we are so silent about it. Most people around us don’t know we are bleeding. We are usually taught early on to be discreet with our menstruation. That’s what all those pad and tampon ads are about with their blue blood. Blue blood! Women bleed red. Red!

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On Working Out

So I’ve been writing stuff recently that doesn’t really fit here, but after some thinking I’ve decided that it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want. Therefore, I’ve decided to start a new series of posts that will just be my random thoughts on a topic (most likely not writing related). All the titles will start with On, so you’ll know what you’re getting yourself into. Welcome to the On Series, where I rant write about random stuff.

bicycle girl

Let me begin with a confession: I am a lazy bum who most prefers sitting at home reading or writing and eating chocolate-covered peanuts. This is a sad truth about me that is somewhat no longer true. Deep in my heart I am still that person, but I spend hours every week going against my instinct and I can’t remember the last time I ate chocolate-covered anything.

I know what you’re thinking. You’re a liar and a traitor, Ula!

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My weekend in London #BloggersBash

Getting to the Bloggers Bash at The Driver in London required I take an over-3-hour bus ride, 2-hour flight, 45-minute train ride, several switches on the Tube, and some walking (about 10 hours of travel total each way), and it was totally worth it!

I got there Friday evening, and the wonderful Geoff Le Pard took me in, which means I got to be part of the pajama party with Sacha, Ali and Hugh. Ali and I helped Geoff make a delicious vegan dinner. And then he brought out a vegan cheesecake. This man takes taking care of his guests seriously.

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#IWSG Wednesday #12

Welcome to Insecure Writer’s Support Group day, which takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. The purpose is to share and encourage, express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak, as well as offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Make sure to check out other writers’ posts here.

This is my 12th IWSG post, which means I’ve been part of this group for over a year. I spent a few months observing on Facebook and reading others’ posts before I joined in. I’d like to take this moment to express gratitude for the support I’ve received from this wonderful group of people. I’m so glad to have found you.

Getting Back to Basics

So I’ve recently been doing a lot of thinking (and not much else writing-wise), and I’ve decided I need to get back to the basics.

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