And I went into hiding. Technically, I decided to take a break from blogging and social media before
asshole cheater Adam got himself hitched. Somehow a 3 month break turned into years, I blame Adam. The point is…I’m baaaaaaaack!
Who cares you say? Fair point. I’m hoping my legion (4 is a legion, yes?) of fans missed me, at least a little.
Me – I am currently unemployed. I decided to quit my job in August after much deliberation and discussion. The only thing I’ve ever wanted to be was a mom and a writer. I’ve been moderately successful (hopefully) as a mom, but wandered aimlessly thru Writerdom, losing my way more often than not, doing what needed to be done to pay the bills but feeling unfulfilled and unhappy. During my hiatus from the blogosphere, I packed on the pounds and struggled thru some personal issues which kept me mired in darkness and depression. I was all about finding the funny in every situation but suddenly I lost that voice, lost myself and drifted aimlessly along feeling sad and sorry. I can’t pinpoint the exact moment my meandering course derailed and I started to make my way back to myself and the land of the living, but here I am! I’ve lost 65lbs, become an active participant in my life and I’m writing again.
Family – my husband deserves a medal – for real. He has always been my biggest supporter, but I really put him to the test the last couple of years. To his credit, his support and patience
almost never wavered, despite his understandable frustration and worry. I admire and love him so much in ways I will never be able to fully express. However, these sentiments don’t mean that I won’t blog about him and all the ways he drives me crazy 😛
We have 3 kids currently in college. Our oldest 2 daughters have flown the nest and live together in an apartment, their adventures giving me new material (they will be thrilled to know). Our 2 youngest are still at home, enjoying the silence and space the other 2 left behind. Man-child is the baby (and the only boy), almost 10! I can’t believe it. Our oldest turned 21 which is equally shocking, and somehow I’m still 30…
Social Media – Adam Levine never did follow me on twitter. Jerk. Apparently, when you delete twitter in a fit of rage because Adam won’t follow you back and then try to reconnect it (years later), yeah… you can’t. It’s gone. Forever (sob). Who knew? Probably everyone. My Facebook page got deleted in a moment of stupidity I think. I don’t even remember doing it, but I must have because it’s not there and my emails begging for its return went unanswered by the wizards behind the scenes (Mark Zuckerberg quit giving away all your money, playing with your baby and ANSWER ME!) So now I have to rebuild both platforms, which almost makes me want to cry and throw things. I’d happily take pity likes and follows if you feel so inclined, just click on the links in my sidebar.
Adam Levine – if you want to see what marriage (NOT TO ME) has done to Adam, take a look…
Clearly, he’s heartbroken and missing me. He literally tore his hair out in his grief. I haven’t forgiven him. I’m not saying it’s over…but…TBD.
My goal has always been to make people smile, even laugh. I’d even take a smirk or half-smile. I’ve never felt more keenly than I do now that the world could use a little cheer, and I’m determined to do my part. I mostly blog about marriage, family and my mild obsession with all things Adam. If you’re looking for the perfect family or marriage, then you’ve come to the wrong place. I’m more of a cautionary tale of what NOT to do. Marriage is hard. Raising kids is hard. Life can be hard. I don’t sugarcoat it or act like I have all the answers. I don’t. I’m down in the trenches learning as I go, making mistakes and blogging about it. I don’t take myself too seriously and self-deprecation and sarcasm are my default languages.
Join me as I search to find the funny in the things life continues to throw my way.