I don’t like “About Me” pages. My first instinct is to say, “None of your damned business.” I’m a perpetually suspicious¬†Scorpio. But I suppose that attitude isn’t conducive to personal blogs. So here we go…

Like many people my age, I’ve maintained several blogs over the years. LiveJournal, BlogSpot, Tumblr, you name it. I keep them around for nostalgia’s sake. For the last few years, I tried to clean up my online presence for the sake of being “professional,” whatever that means. But that approach has started to feel stifling. I have many random thoughts about many random topics that have nothing to do with my work as a historian/archivist/genealogist. I’d like to have an online outlet for them. That’s what this will be for now. This is my fun space. My rant space. Do not take anything here too seriously. You don’t know me like that.

Who am I? I am a young-old woman with a husband and a dog, despite being a lover of solitude and cats. I am a nerd. I want to be a good wife, daughter, sister, and aunt. I love Black people. I believe Harriet Tubman is the closest thing to a superhero we will ever have.

What I’m Reading: Goodreads- @valchanelle

What I’m Listening To: Spotify – @valchanelle

What I’m Making: Instagram – @cookiecrafts275

What I’m Chatting About: Facebook – @valchanelle7