Things They Forgot to Mention, blog

Hello world

My name is Sunna (“Sun-uh”) and this is my blog. There are 152 million blogs on the internet and a new one is created every half second. But mine is new and shiny, and now there are 152 million and 1 blogs. No worries, you’re welcome!

Things They Forgot to Mention was created in 2014 when I learned three unrelated facts I felt I should have known about a long time ago:

  1. Being a wife is different than a being a girlfriend. In mostly sweet but sometimes sour ways.
  2. Microbeads in face wash are made of plastic and are now in our oceans and lakes.
  3. A woman can’t eat a banana in public without reminding everyone of…you know…

When I learned of each of these facts, I thought: “Man, they really should’ve mentioned that before.” The sentence got stuck in my head and now here we are on the Internet.

This blog covers those types of topics, things they forgot to mention at the orientation for real life. Some of it I wrote 15 years ago. Some of it I will write after too much coffee/wine and post without proofreading only to cringe later. It’s a solid professional process.

I write because I have to. If I don’t, I miss detail and the big picture. But when I write, I can see. Anaïs Nin described it way better than me: “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” Yeah, what Anaïs said. The same is true for me with photography. I take photos because they show me things. Often I can’t tell a story without a photo and sometimes the photo is the story.

On that note, you can check out my ongoing photo project, The Pecking Orders, where I take a miniature toy chicken all around the world. Obviously.

You can email me at thingstheyforgottomention[at]gmail[dot]com or through the contact form below. I’m also on Instagram (@sunnavonc) and Twitter (@sunnavonc) for additional stalking opportunities. I appreciate constructive criticism because sometimes my grammar is subpar, or I overlook the obvious, or assume everyone knows what I’m talking about. I ask that you write to me human-to-human, as if I was sitting across from you. No bullies, right? Right.

Thank you for coming, I’m grateful you’re here!

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  • Sunna
    July 22, 2014

    Test test test…rubber baby buggy bumpers, rrrrruuuuuuuubber…

  • Kk
    August 20, 2014

    You love Canadians…. You forgot to mention.

  • Eva Wilson
    August 20, 2014

    I love love this whatever it is, a blog? Got tears in my eyes, my daughter knows how to write!!

  • Michelle Christierson
    August 21, 2014

    Love this! Eva you are right Susanna can write! 😉

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