Some of you know me, and some of you don’t. Soooo, let me tell you a bit about myself. I’m a 40ish year old wife, and mom of two highly entertaining boys. I’ve been married 16 years to my best friend (we met in 7th grade), and my boys are ages 9 and 7. My life is filled with laughter and annoyance because I am surrounded by the opposite sex. I don’t get them, and they certainly don’t get me. However, it is nice to be the queen of my domain. The best part of this dynamic is that my reason for everything to my men folk is “because I’m a girl.” This phrase justifies and explains everything in that moment in time, so there is no need for further discussion. They know it and I know it. (insert diabolical laugh)
I am an extrovert that loves to learn new things, try new things, and growing as a person. I grew up in Detroit (The D or 313). Not to be confused with Metro Detroit…..I grew up In DETROIT, and I now live in the burbs. It has definitely taken some getting used to because the culture is totally different. I can get anything in Detroit at all hours of the night. In the burbs, not so much. I remember my first rude awakening came when the gas station closed at 11 pm, and I couldn’t get a cold pop and chips to snack on. I was crushed and devastated. In Detroit, you can go to any Coney Island at any hour, and get gas or snacks at any hour of the day or night. This new life has taken some getting used to, but I’ve learned to navigate the pitfalls of city vs suburban life (I’ll talk about that more in another blog).
I’m trying to see if I’m forgetting anything…..oh, I’m a counselor by trade and I’m working on my PhD in counseling. I’m hoping to complete this milestone this year. Wish me luck! School life has definitely taken its toll and I’m ready to get back to a semi-normal life that doesn’t involve academic reading and writing on a daily basis. I chose counseling as a profession because it chose me first (again, for another blog). That’s right. It’s my calling and purpose in life. Everyone can’t say that, but I’m so glad that I can. Okay, I think that’s it. Until the next blog!