About Me

When I was eight, I wanted to be a best-selling author. That's my first memory of dreaming of doing something big.  Of making a splash. Of being somebody. 

After a big-name publisher rejected my first masterpiece, I decided to stick to my Lisa Frank diary, kept safely under plastic, purple, butterfly-shaped lock and key.
And so it went.  When I was eleven, I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast.  When I was in high school, I wanted to be a Broadway star. When I was in college, I wanted to be America's Next Top Model.

There was always something in the way, though: I was too young, too tall, too tone-deaf, too nervous. 

I went on with life.  I got a solid degree, followed by a respectable career.  Then, one day, I found myself staring into the eyes of the guy who makes me be my worst critic, but is also my greatest inspiration: my weeks-old son.  I felt a little bit like Derek Zoolander staring into a dingy puddle in the gutter asking my reflection, "Who am I?" (Though, my son is a little more beautiful than an oil-smeared, watery reflection of Ben Stiller).
The problem wasn't actually that I don't know who I am.  I am a wife, but I'd never cut it in Stepford.  I am a mother, but Carol Brady could teach me a thing or two.  I like to craft, but I don't hold a candle to Martha Stewart.  I find some good deals, but I'm no extreme couponer.  I'm a Do-It-Yourself designer and decorator, but Paige Davis would kick my butt in a design-off.  I enjoy cooking, but Paula Deen would be embarrassed by some of the things that come out of my kitchen.

The true problem was that I didn't know what to do with the fact that I'm a lot of things, but I'm not defined by any of them. In the end, what I have to offer is *me.* My genuine - if sometimes cynical - passion for my fairly unremarkable life instead of my singing and dancing.  And, so, I write.

On my blog, I like to look at life as entertainment with my loved ones as the characters.  Sometimes it's a sitcom, occasionally it's a drama, and there's no shortage of bad reality TV. I want to inspire and to commiserate, to support and to rely, to share and to learn. 
 
And, if that's not enough for you, here's a few more things you should know about me: