You only get one chance to make your life great and while life is not always easy, I’m going to keep getting my ass up and moving forward. Overall my portfolio is very diverse and I think I bring quite a bit to the table. In a way I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.
I also know what it’s like to be part of a military family. My father was Navy (OK that was before I was born, but it still counts, right?) and I am proud to say that I was a military wife for twelve years and my kids are army brats. Some people think it’s more important to stay in one place your whole life, but having that experience taught me that you love where you live. Make it your own and embrace your neighbors.
Ok, don’t literally embrace your neighbors but you get the point. I’ve created other blogs and even a magazine that I’m very very proud of. I have started businesses and created websites. I’m even working on my Russian. Why Russian? Because, why not. It sounds cool and who knows, maybe one day I’ll find myself in Moscow. That’s on my bucket list by the way.
Had I started this blog 20 years ago when my children were little people, it would be much different than it is today. I have never been an idyllic mother. You know the kind, everything in it’s place and a place for everything. My kids are in their late 20’s now and I’m pushing ever closer to 50. While most of my friends are hip deep in raising a family, I find myself an empty nester. That’s both exciting and terrifying. My sole purpose for decades was to keep those little monsters alive and now they are off forging their own paths and I get to figure out mine.
I love food. Have I mentioned that I love food? Go figure. I figure since we have to eat to survive we might as well enjoy every bite. Plus, I am almost always on a quest to drop another five pounds but I can’t help but hear that voice in the back of my mind saying, “what if this is your last meal and you wasted it on rice cakes?”.
Oh I should mention that I’m kind of a nerd. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars, The Walking Dead and I also am also a huge Zelda fan. You know… Link. If you haven’t had a chance to experience the Symphony of the Goddess, it should be on your bucket list because it’s amazing.
Before you get the wrong impression, I actually have a real job and I own my own business (Pacific Polish Pottery) which turned 20 this year. This blog is mostly for fun and to support the small businesses I love. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and lean toward the creative side of life, you’ll understand me very well.