I am a forty-something year old woman who loves being a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt! That being said, now let me say that I do not have all the answers, nor do I possess extensive experience in most of the topics I’ll cover. I am not a therapist of any kind, nor am I a medical doctor. What I do have is: a deep and grounded faith in Jesus Christ that has carried me through A LOT of dark valleys; a loving husband who is exceedingly patient with me as I work through my faults; a highly supportive and encouraging family (both inherited and in-law); six beautiful nieces and one handsome nephew who taught me a great deal before I ever became a parent; and two of the best children in the world.
I am moderately intelligent with an occasionally abnormal passion for learning. I write fiction novels to escape reality (none published as of yet) and I am an avid reader. I have a passion for Shakespeare and helping others realize just how phenomenal the bard truly was. My ultimate dream is to teach Shakespeare in college to both undergrad and graduate students.
What this site is all about is simple: letting the world see my “crazy” regardless of how dark and dirty it may be! I am a lover of country music and despite what you may say about the genre, for me, country music tells a story that I can relate to better than any other music genre. As an avid reader and novel writer, telling a story is engrained in the very fiber of my being.
Miranda Lambert has a song entitled, “Mama’s Broken Heart” and I absolutely love it! There is a line in the chorus that my sister and I have been tempted on more than one occasion to have printed on a shirt. It says, “Go and hide your crazy and start acting like a lady.” The basis of this one line speaks volumes about how the world views women as a whole. My assertion is that there is no one – not a single one! – who fits the world’s mold entirely. They may possess a few aspects, but no one is perfect and we all have struggles and flaws.
If we all, in fact, do have struggles and nasty “pimples” that cover our face, then why not share that with others? Why hide it and make others feel inadequate and severely lacking? While some women may enjoy lowering others so that they are, in turn, lifted higher, I am not one of those women. I’m flawed. I’m strong. I’m confident. I’m scared to death. I’m real.
And I’m ready to Expose the Crazy!