“All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was. I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer. It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with: that I am nobody but myself”. ~Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal”
I find quotes to be a simple pleasure for me… sort of a secret indulgence, if you will. I enjoy reading and scripture and quotes alike tend to make my mind stop and think like nothing else. Each verse, each line, each word is open for interpretation by your own thoughts. Unfortunately, I am by far not a great writer, but I feel that putting my thoughts down in writing helps me to free my mind and I enjoy sharing with anyone who may stop by. I simply wish I could portray more of the witty, *never sarcastic* person I have grown to be in my writing… perhaps one day!
Blogging became a portal to the “outside world” for me and I have grown because of it. I have traveled from coast to coast… both with brands and independently.
For example, Honda started my love for press trips and Disney fueled it even more. CES 2012 and BlogHer’12 both encouraged me to continue to step outside my shell and furthered my online relationships.
My comfort zone is no more and I am passionate about Social Media, networking through relationships, and, most of all, supporting others.
I even got my husband on board with blogging and you can find him over at Days of a Domestic Dad rocking the “daddy blogger” niche. Mostly knocking it out of the park on his Twitter account I tell ya!
Nowadays, other than my family, my passion and my blog have lead to several travel opportunities, car reviews, and incredible ambassadorships and experiences. I have found my voice and enjoy sharing it with my amazing readers and fans.
Blogging has also thrown some amazing opportunities my way. These are some of my favorite highlights so far:
- Good Morning Texas
- Strong Moms Empower
- Drive the Redline Dodge
- Tillamook Burger Recipe
- Family Circle
- 101+ Kids Activities Notebook on Springpad
- Mom Spark: Interview With a Blogger
- Springfree Trampoline Ambassador
- Swim Steps Swim Team
I am, first, wife to my high school sweetheart! We began dating when I was 16 and he was 15 years old. It has been a LONG journey but we have arrived and the Lord has truly blessed our patience, perseverance, and, yes, even our pains. I wouldn’t change that man in for anything. You can read all about our story and the reasons why I still love my husband.
Next, but of not much less importance to being a wife, I am a mom to 4 amazingly beautiful princesses and one adoringly handsome prince… they are my life. I thank my husband on a regular basis for all 5 kiddos and could not imagine my life without every single one of them. People call us crazy for the shear number… but God always knows what He is doing and we trust Him in that! They are 4, 8, 10, 16 and 18 but moving into the odd numbers in the second half of 2014.
Nevertheless, I am me. I tend to live within my own little world here in Dallas sometimes, but all in all I am human just as you and I can go through a whirlwind of emotions from morning to night. This blog, once again is simply a rendition of the never ending thoughts pouring through my brain causing my sleep time to be less than 4 hours in a 24 hour period. The countless hours spent “behind-the-scenes” of my blog may not be displayed as you read, but I promise you that lots of thought goes into every post, every sentence, every word, every letter. Hence, sometimes it may be too much thought, but you are on my mind as I type and as I think. Just check out a few of my popular posts.
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