Hi, hello. Welcome to the inaugural post at involuntarySASS!
I’m your host Irene Sarumi and I am finally unveiling the project I’ve been working on for the past several months.
Okay. Let’s get down to business.
Why was this blog created?
I have struggled with many things (e.g., academically, mental illness, defining myself
as a person, and self-worth) throughout my life. 2015 has been the year where I have finally
made substantial progress.
Additionally, I’ve been tethered to the internet since I was 8 years old --- there are parts of the web that have made a large contribution on who I am as a person, such as fandoms and online communities. I’m going to shine a light on these parts of the internet, because not everyone understands the mechanics and etiquette of those spaces.
I wanted to share the knowledge that I've learned, allow others to see another perspective on topics they find dear to them, AND for any reader to feel like they have a friend they can relate to.
I'm in your corner, we all have stuff going on, and hopefully this is a source of entertainment and education for you.
When I was first brainstorming for this site, I was thinking about things that were alliterative --to my name-- for ease and convenience.
I had told a coworker of mine, Melissa, about some of my previous failed blog titles that were extremely pretentious (things like *~illustrative saga, barf) and how I was having difficulties finding a name that stuck.
The conversation naturally moved to other topics when she made a remark about a
facial expression I had apparently pulled. She said that was really cute; that
it was sassy.
I had responded with "Oh. Well, I don't know what I did, it was involuntary."
There was brief moment of silence before the realization...
"Oh my god. Irene Sarumi. Involuntary Sass."
I shrieked and fell to ground in excitement-- legitimately, because that moment was when I realized that name was IT. The more I shared the title with others and thought about it solidified these two words as the gateway to the beginning of this journey.
Okay but…. what does “involuntarySASS” mean?
LUCKY YOU- I have TWO DEFINITIONS TO THROW YA.
involuntarySASS-- as it relates to ME is more of a personality descriptor. I identify as an ambivert—which means that I don’t particularly think of myself as an “introvert” or an “extrovert”. Ambiverts display traits found in both groups.
involuntarySASS, the ENTITY, as a website, piece of this global goop, strives to be a helper, friend and source of entertainment.
A RESOURCE, if you will.
What kinds of posts can I expect on this blog?
In all honesty—you will find a variety of content on this site. You’ll see how I discovered ways to lessen my daily anxiety, increased my productivity after a late diagnosis of ADHD, my general commentary on life as a “20-something” black woman in America, and other flailing I deem necessary.
The SIX categories that involuntarySASS will cover in depth:
There are a lot of fun things planned – including spotlights of some INCREDIBLE people that I have connected with during my life thus far. Keep a look out for guest posts where these people will share their passions, life stories, tips and anything they so desire!
@@I don’t believe in whispering about depression, anxiety or any other mental illness.@@
ONE MORE THING:
I want this experience to be a conversation, if you have feedback, post ideas or anything LET ME KNOW! I don’t want involuntarySASS to be me SHOUTING OUT THE WINDOW to a world that isn’t listening. So...if you happen to be walking on that sidewalk and notice me screaming-- say something.
Please, visit the about page for more information about the site and its author!
That’s the 411 on what’s to come! I’ve always wanted to help people, and this will be my effort to do so.
Thank YOU for taking the time to read this. You're a gem.
SONG OF THE POST:
Remember: I’m just like you, only louder.