I saw this on a blog that I read occasionally, and thought I would try this....again. I actually have tried this before, either on this blog or a previous one. I very much enjoy blogs, for whatever reason...maybe as a way of connecting with people, learning about the world beyond my front door and quiet street. I'm not sure if I've ever done a post that just serves to explain a bit about Who I Am, so here goes:
I'm in my 30's. I have two daughters, and I've been married to B. for almost 14 years (thinking about going to The Melting Pot again for our anniversary....yum.). We live in Ohio, which I find to be a pretty great place to live even though most humans always seem to want to live someplace bigger, hipper, warmer, on and on. I have a college degree which, I have to say honestly, I'm not sure I'm getting much use out of by being a sort-of-SAHM. I used to have a regular job in the library system here, and left there as a concession to B.'s 70-hour-a-week job with Tar.get, beginning in 2007. Reading is probably my favorite thing to do, with knitting/crocheting as a close second - although I can't say I've ever actually followed a pattern!
As you can see from the post just previous to this one, our younger daughter was born with a rare genetic syndrome called Prader-Willi Syndrome (first word pronounced PRAH-dur or PRAY-der). PWS has certainly changed me over the past 5+ years...adjusting to the syndrome, and learning how to live sanely with it and help S. to the best of my ability, has been challenging. For that matter, being a parent has been challenging! I have had to deal on a daily basis with this realization about myself: I'm just not at my best having people (i.e. my kids!) aroud me ALL DAY, asking me questions about every move I make, and just questions in general. Whoever I was before I had kids, is definitely not who I am now, as a result of my brain having become more than a little fried just trying to get through the day!
One last detail, for now: If you read any of my other posts, you may find that a)I'm a bit opinionated, b) I like to challenge my brain, and c) I find it a bit hard to take that in our society, women are generally the ones who suffer the most, intellectually and financially, in the process of having children.
Here's to NaBloPoMo!