What Does DGAF Mean?
It's simple. DGAF is an abbreviation for the term, "don't give a fuck."
But how it's used in context is where the benefits of abbreviating it come in handy. Before I was a mom, I might use it in a sentence like this: "It's Friday, it's 5:30, I'm DONE with my work for the day, and I just DGAF at this point. It's time to go home and start the weekend."
Since I've become a parent, it's brought me different, deeper, multi-layered meaning.
I've used it to describe my toddler's epic tantrums, for example: "Oh damn, he just dgafs if he looks like a crazy person right now, huh?"
I've used the term to express a vent to my fellow mom's in the struggle, "Ya'll, I DGAF anymore about 'healthy' eating because my children have not napped all day, I haven't had a chance to go to the grocery store, I don't know what's for dinner, I haven't showered, and I'm convinced the laundry just needs to stay in the drier for eternity. Bring me the thin mints."
Alternatively: "Eff it. We're ordering pizza. I DGAF!"
On a more cerebral level, I like to use this as a baseline for inspiration to help me focus and prioritize the things that I really do give a fuck about. Like my kids. Like my husband.
In fact starting this blog was built from a deep need to give fucks about being a creative writer, about honoring my voice as a writer, and about being authentic about what and who I am as a writer. Hence why this blog was started.
Thanks for being a part of it.