My husband and I live in Florida with our two sons Michael and Pierce. We have been married almost 17 years and it wasn’t until 11 years in that we decided to start a family. I guess I couldn’t put off the inevitable forever. I’ve had several jobs and a couple of careers as an adult: massage therapist, Benjamin Moore Color Consultant, Ethan Allen Design Consultant, Furniture Re”Newer”and Artist. After Pierce was born two years ago, I decided to stay at home with my boys. I figured I could do some freelance design and maybe some portraits–and I have–but mostly I’m “Mommy”.
I was so entertained by Michael, my first-born, that at a certain point I thought I should write the stories of our daily life and maybe, just maybe they would make a good book someday. If not, it’s a wonderful record for the boys when they’re grown. I had a couple different girlfriends tell me that I should do a blog that talks about the funny day-to-day experiences I have as a mother. I couldn’t imagine who would be interested in this if they didn’t know me or my family. But then as I wrote my stories and worked to put a funny slant on them, I found that I was entertained even when I went back and read them months later. So, I thought–what the heck! As an artist, I love, love, love to try new creative outlets. July 5th was when I launched my blog, and I have committed to writing everyday. I know that some of the stories are going to be more inspired than others, but I need to see this through. When I have been on a drawing or painting kick or any other medium for that matter, the desire ebbs and flows a lot! To the point where I may not do anything for many, many months. The discipline to show up everyday is what I owe this endeavor if I want it to go where my heart is hoping–I need to treat it like a career instead of a hobby. So, here I am! Let me know what you think and if you love it, pass it on. If you don’t–well–SCREW YOU!!! Just teasin’…a little… :)