I know, shocking revelation, right? But it's too true. I'm a bit of a wall flower at massive social gatherings. Although, if there's dancing, you can count on me to get my boogy on like nobody's business even if I'm dancing with myself.
Well, there's nothing to lose and there's nothing to prove.
But since the Ultimate Blog Party is an online party, I decided to join in and leave my real-life wallflower behind. Besides, I love reading blogs (I read far too many), and this is a great way to add some more to my list.
I just wrote my About me page a couple weeks and I'm pretty darn proud of it (for the moment). So please, if you are just stopping by and really curious to know me, then check it out. There's a whole bunch of pictures of me.
I'm not usually so narcissistic, but it's almost illegal to have an About page with no pictures of oneself. You will find that pictures of me in this blog are pretty rare. Almost as rare as pink unicorns. I usually post pictures of my far more darling and photogenic children.
I'm also almost always the person behind the camera. Amateur would be exaggerating my photography skills, but I do enjoy taking several hundred pictures and getting three or four really good ones to share.
Most of the pictures of me are taken by my husband with his iPhone. He has a penchant for taking pictures of me at my most unflattering (first thing in the morning, sleeping with drool dripping from my wide open mouth, or dressed in my holiest of sweatpants) and then rapturously proclaiming how beautiful I look.
True love in action, folks.
I adore him for it. But I still won't share those pictures widely. Sometimes not even with family or friends.
I started this blog to share about raising my daughter, Paityn. I'm sure every mother can relate to the amazing change that comes over your life when you become a parent. Suddenly, your world revolves around this little person.
I also love to write. I work in the biotech industry as a Validation Manager (click for the wiki definition of some of what I do, but fair warning, it might bore you into a coma) and although I write a lot of technical documents, creative writing isn't too common. I sometimes get creative in my emails to customers, but only if they have shown the rare appreciation for my quirky sense of humor.
So, in addition to sharing my journey as a mother, this blog has become my writing outlet. I love writing posts that move people; it's one of my chief motivators when writing a post. If I get a comment that I made someone cry, don't be offended if I reply back, "I'm sorry... but also not."
On of my most personal posts is a actually a series that chronicles Our Adoption Story. In January, we brought home Olivia to complete our little family. My blog is primarily just about being a mother, but since our adoption, I also often share posts to help others learn more about what it's like to add to your family in this way.
I work. I'm a wife. I love french fries and chocolate, sometimes even together. I read just about anything. (I'm still looking for a support group for people who get halfway through a book, hate it, but feel compelled to finish anyway.) I love to travel with my family. I love the beach but hate to wear a swimsuit so our current residence near San Francisco's chilly beaches suits me just fine.
But above all, I love my girls. I'm a mama. And I love sharing that common but unique journey.
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