Ten years ago I did what every other mom did.
I started a blog on blogspot.
No, really. Like legit everyone was doing it.
I came up with code names for my kids, because, you know, creepers. I wanted a cute name for my blog and my husband used to call me a variety of nicknames ending in McGee so that became my writing name. And in an effort to name my blog something fun yet profound I started Just McGee; My thoughts on my ordinary life and sometimes extraordinary experiences.
It was with Just McGee that my friend Jen coined my unofficial tagline: How to Not Be An Asshole. (Thanks Jen!) I wrote under the name McGee for years and I loved it. I developed a brand logo, opened a boutique selling clothing under the name. I adored Just McGee. She was part of who I am and she was my safe place and umbrella. McGee allowed me to write without hesitation and to lean into the personality that was buried deep inside me.
But as with many things, seasons change and our lives adjust. As I’ve turned my focus to a new direction, new ventures and a passion project The reFIND Network, I realized perhaps I had outgrown Just McGee and it was time to embrace my name and my words. So here we are at Mandy Burnett (dot) com.
I’m so glad you’re here and I hope you’ll put me on your list of morning reads. Over the coming weeks I’ll migrate some of the best of the best blog posts from my days as McGee as well as add new posts full of love, hope, sass and a little silliness. As I have grown into my own extraordinary self and embraced my extraordinary life I share in hopes of you leaning into your own as well.
And consider me your new girlfriend.
Unless of course you’re a dude.
That just gets awkward for my husband.