This is my
13782972819 sixth(ish) attempt at a blog. Which is sad. Because writing and communicating are what I do. And frankly, I’m pretty darn good at both. I always start a blog, get too busy for said blog, and then leave it behind because I lose track of it. So, what is going to make this time different? I paid for it. Yep. I bought my domain name. Because if I don’t pay for something, and spend my own money on it, I tend to let it die and not put any effort into it. Work out at home? Nope. Had to join the YMCA. Meal plan for myself? NOPE. Had to buy a groupon to make myself do it…. get my drift?
So hello and welcome to the new digs. I love wordpress. Quick shout out to my people at wordpress, I would never blog anywhere else.
I am a married mother of two lovely girls, one 2 and a half, the other three months. My daughters are my life. I should be sleeping right now, but I am blogging instead (because I am still suffering delirium from 8 nights straight with little to no sleep). We have the house, the dog, the fish *who frankly, I can’t believe is still alive*, the SUV (mine) and the swingset in the backyard. Nothing fancy about us, we just are who we are.
I work (because being a SAHM is work, ya’ll) and I have my own business through Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry (if you don’t like hearing about how excellent and wonderful a company is to work for, and how much someone loves what they do, then just stop reading now and don’t subscribe. Just sayin’). I also work in the Akron After School Program (where I learned that “deuces” also means “goodbye”) for a wonderful program, Imaginarium (imaginariumohio.com). I am a graduate student (where my Walden people at?) and am almost done with my Master’s in Higher Ed, focusing on teaching and student services. I would eventually (because in my world, I have nothing but time, apparently) like to get my MFA (Master’s in Fine Arts) and my PhD in, well, I don’t know yet, but I will get there. I prefer to think of myself as
in debt for the rest of my life a lifelong student, and not someone who just loves homework. Because I don’t (but I DO love learning).
I’m a new Christian. I say “new” because I have had a love/hate relationship with the religion thing for pretty much ever, and I finally got the hint loud and clear (and I mean LOUD) enough times to just admit that I need to let go and let God. Jesus comes along with that, and basically told me that I need to stop analyzing every aspect of the whole Bible/Christian thing and just have faith. Imagine that. Faith. Blindly. I am still having issues with it from time to time, and I don’t buy everything QUITE yet (and probably never will. And that’s ok) but I am along for the journey and learning what I can. Still seeking a house of worship that I am comfortable in, but that will come with time and practice.
I am a Liberal. That’s about all that needs said about that. I believe in gay rights, women’s rights, animal rights, loving the planet (which I am getting lazy at and would definitely recycle more if I paid someone to do it for me), children’s rights and basic human kindness. I can be judgmental, but I am working on it. I admit when I am wrong. I make mistakes, but I learn from them. And I don’t ever give up if I am passionate about something. I love a good deal. I clip coupons (though not for sport, those extreme couponers scare me). I am random, yet methodical. I am OCD about planning and can’t live without my calendar. I lose my temper, but never for long. I stress out way more than I should. I curse sometimes, but I am working on it. I try my best and that’s all I can offer.
And now it’s time for me to bid you all adieu. My baby girl needs her bottle and I need sleep before the next wave of thunder from this storm we are experiencing rolls through and trashes any chance I have at decent sleep. 🙂 G’nite. Welcome to my Life.