“You should write a blog!”
This wasn’t the first time my counselor told me this – she had mentioned it several times after sharing something I wrote, some story I shared, or some ridiculously hilarious analogy I came up with.
She was definitely right.
So here I sit, with a dozen or so blog post ideas I’ve made note of in my phone, only to be stumbling over what to write in an about me page after weeks of trying to figure out my menu bar.
Story of my life.
So a little bit about me…
- I was born and raised in Michigan, the most beautiful state in the US. Yes, we have snow, but we also don’t have hurricanes or bugs that will kill you. Not to mention, you’re always no more than 80 miles from a great body of water at any time – no salt and shark-free!
- I’ve been married to my hubby for 13+ years. I want to say that he’s a wonderful man and that marriage is beautiful, which both are true, but there are times where they aren’t true, and that balance is what makes life awkwardly plain and magnificently fascinating.
- Though I graduated high school 10th in a class of 12, I somehow managed to go to college and obtain a 3.68 GPA towards an Associate in Business Studies and Administrative Assistance. I’ve been able to put that degree to work for the last 15+ years in higher education. What I love about my job most is being able to help guide students from start to finish – yet, even see some former students return as instructors!
- My name is also mom, or mommy, or whatever my bouncing baby boy wants to call me that day. Raising a boy has its ups and downs, but the innocent inappropriateness of little boys is what makes it all worthwhile. And soon, we will find out if another boy or girl will be added to the mix.
- Work gets in the way of crafting. Seriously. When given an opportunity, I love to quill (paper filigree) and rehab furniture. I know my way around a tool belt quite well, thank you.
- “I love smiling! Smiling’s my favorite!” Buddy the Elf could not have said it better. Except for telling people they smell like beef and cheese – that’s always fun.
- On a more serious note, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy has been AMAZING for me. I’ve used it many times to overcome some past trauma and will continue to use it to try to overcome my PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) symptoms, including depression, suicide ideation, and doubting friendships.
So that’s me, in a nutshell. I hope you enjoy the ride!
PS – speedy-brain is something my counselor always said I had as I was able to process memories in EMDR fairly quickly.