It’s driving me nuts that people keep clicking on the “About” link on my blog page. I don’t know what to write here.
I don’t like to talk about myself, especially when it involves listing personal characteristics in what seems like a pathetic effort to persuade people to “like me” and thereby read my crap.
What if you don’t like my “About me” page, but you like reading my crap? Will you stop reading because there is a clear conflict of interest? This worries me.
Seriously. What do people specifically want to know about me?
Family: Married with 3 children ages 11,8, and 5. Short of the dog and the white picket fence, we are living the suburbia dream, goddamn minivan and all.
Physical characteristics: One of my nostrils is freakishly disproportionate in size to the other one. It’s weird.
Personal writing accomplishments: My work has been featured on Scary Mommy, Blunt Moms, and humorwriters.org. Though I don’t want to be labeled as a “mommy blogger,” this makes me smile.
Educational background: I have a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. No one knows how to define Occupational Therapy, with the exception of 1 out of every 3 Occupational Therapists. I’ll let you in on a little secret. We do not help people find jobs. Please stop assuming this. It’s obnoxious.
Past employment: Yes, I had a real job once. I got a paycheck and everything.
Interests/Hobbies: Girl Scout troop leader; marathon runner; competitive whistler; vegan enthusiast; moth collector; backgammon fanatic; toothpick artist.
Pet peeves: People who take everything in writing literally; People who don’t get and/or appreciate sarcasm; Parental advice givers (I may need it, but I don’t want it. Thanks anyway.)
Fears: Cats, Sales people, Public restrooms, Loose change.
Final thoughts: You can get a pretty accurate picture of who am I by scrolling through my blog posts. You may or may not like what you read, but that’s the glory of being in control of your own destiny. You can stop reading at anytime. No hard feelings.
I am not a mystery. I am a stay at home mom who decided to start a blog in a desperate attempt to save my sanity.
Thanks for reading!