Who me? I have to write a whole page about me? This requires that I think of something other than if my daughter’s homework is done, what I should make for dinner or how to break my 3 year old from her latest phrase, “see ya later sucka!” This could be tough.

Let’s see. I’m a 37 year old woman with two daughters. Elizabeth is 8 and Olivia is 3. They are absolutely beautiful and I have truly been blessed. I have been married to a wonderful man for 11 years this May. We met in high school and “reconnected ” 5 years after that. We have had our ups and downs but he is the love of my life.

I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I think I may be in a mid life crisis. In my past life, “pre-mommy” I worked in Early Childhood. I left the field when my daughter Elizabeth was born and I opened my current business, For the Love of Lizzy Candles. It’s been quite an adventure!  I’m in the process of considering returning to school to finish my degree in Social Work. I know I want to do something to help people so I am starting there.

What else? Well, I love Oprah and I miss Tom Brokaw. I think I’ve read every self help book imaginable though I often struggle applying what I know. I tend think too much and I’ve heard many times that I am too sensitive. I tend to be serious and “deep” but I love Saturday Night Live! My guilty pleasure is the Bachelor and Private Practice but I really don’t watch alot of TV. I voted for Ross Perot and I am a fierce supporter of President Obama. I’m not a “bleeding heart” nor am I conservative. I am tolerant but I have no tolerance for ignorance. I hate the word “retard”. I cringe at racist jokes and I hate it that I don’t speak up more. I believe in free speech and choice. I think Ellen Degenerous is really funny and Tom Cruise is totally hot! I cherish my close friendships. I’m not really religious. I am very spiritual. I’m Catholic- not Roman Catholic. I belong to Spiritus Christi and I love my church. I think Jim Callan is a living saint and Margie Henninger saved my life.

I’m the baby of my family. I have 5 sisters and 2 brothers. My Dad had a stroke when I was 29 and pregnant so when I delivered Elizabeth I became a mother to my daughter and my Dad until he died 2 and a half years later. My Mom has battled cancer for 20 years. She has had cancer of the larynx, lung, ovary, kidney and most recently of the lung.  She was just diagnosed with terminal lung cancer this past Fall. She is one of the strongest people I know and if anyone could beat the odds- it will be her. Stay tuned.

I’m a Taurus. I love good books and long baths. I’m a huge fan of Phil Jordan. I miss my dog Max. I used to be a rebel when I was a teenager. I made many mistakes. I have lots of regrets. I loved intensely and gave my heart away freely. And then I got older and wiser. My mom was 43 when I was born. There are 10 years between myself and my my next sibling. My sister always told me I was born for a reason. I hope one day to figure out that reason.

And that’s some of me. Actually aspects of me I had forgotten. Maybe this blogging will be a good thing after all……

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