Who Am I?
I am a mother of 3 beautiful children under 10 and have 4 additional stepsons over 18.
I am engaged to an amazing man that has given me so much confidence and unconditional love, which I never knew or thought was even possible for me. We both work full time and have very different hobbies. We work together in the same company, just different divisions. Riding to and from work with him is sometimes the only time we have to ourselves.
I am an artist. By this, I do not mean just pen and paper, but with everything I do. I work in accounting and the organizational skills I utilize amazes my co-workers. I love that! I love to bake food and sweets for my family and friends, and often marathon my cookie making towards the end of the year. I love to try new avenues for stress management especially when it requires me to step outside my comfort zone creatively.
I sing, I get lost in music, I’m a self taught pianist, and have written a few songs. Music is such a huge thing in my life. There is an amazing sense of wonder and relaxation when a song comes on that someone has poured their emotions into. It takes you away from your stressful situation, It releases you from obligation and it allows you to just be. I love music. I love acapella music as well. To find a group that just speaks to your heart with no instruments is a rare thing. So I tend to hold onto the groups I have found.
Why am I here?
Sit down and let me tell you a story. Ha! It’s not that complicated. I am here because I want to inspire others. I want to be the reason someone tries something different. I want to be the reason someone doesn’t give up. I want to be the reason that change occurs in someone’s life.
I love to hear the stories of how one individual inspired another to greatness. So, I try, I don’t give up and I work to make changes happen. I am on a path to enlightenment. I want to achieve greatness myself, to show the world that it is possible to rise from the ashes of a previous existence.
I want to share my experiences and my talent with others. I want people to learn from me. I want to be that someone that cares when others don’t. I’m reaching out for personal connections with people, especially those that may not get it otherwise. Life is too short for us to give up on humanity. So I choose to rise above the negativity. I choose to be different. I choose to think before I speak. I choose to put myself in someone else’s shoes before I judge them.
Am I perfect? Far from it my friend. But I choose to strive for perfection because I know that it will only make me a better person and my environment better for those around me. I choose to share my talent and my personal struggles with you in this blog. I choose to inspire.
I would also love to get to know all of you. Please don’t hesitate to send me your thoughts, suggestions, comments or concerns. I will reply as quickly as I can.