Tell me a little about yourself.
I grew up with two little sisters. I always felt a little bad for my father, living with all those girls and no boys. But he never complained. I now have two sons and I love it. I love them. I wouldn’t want it any other way and I’m sure my dad felt the same way about my sisters and me.
When did you start blogging and why?
I work for a marketing company (Transformation Marketing). I started as an Administrative Assistant four and a half years ago and I am now Director of Operations. Between those two titles, though, I was head of the graphic design and social media departments. I wrote my first official blog months after I starting working for the company. I can’t even tell you how many I’ve written since. I’ve blogged about cars, about hair, about medicine, about law, about burgers, about furniture, about hot tubs, and of course about marketing. It wasn’t until about three years ago that I started blogging my own stories.
What are some of your favorite sites on the ‘net?
Oh man… So, so many. Her View From Home is my favorite go-to for blogs, though. And I’m not just saying that because I’m the featured writer this week. I really truly mean that. Even before I started blogging for HVFH, I just loved the community of women sharing their beautiful/messy/scary/wonderful/truthful stories. I’m incredibly honored to be a part of it all.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I try to get up before my kids, which happens about 50% of the time. After getting everyone up and ready for the day, I go to work. How that looks changes daily. I wear a lot of hats at work, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s never boring. But when I come back home at the end of the day, I’m mom. And as much as I love my job, I love being a mom most (thank heavens I get to do them both). Once I’m home, we do supper and play, wind down for bed and get up and do it all again the next day. It’s a beautiful, glorious, God-given life I get to live.
What advice do you have for someone who wants to blog or share her/his story?
Do it. But don’t do it for money. Do it to help people and to help yourself. It’s a stress reliever, it’s a form of therapy and most importantly, it can touch the lives of others. So, if you want to do it, if you have a story to tell, if you have something you want to get out, do it!
What story are you most proud of?
My blog about postpartum depression. It’s the most real/raw/open blog I’ve ever written. It was scary to write. It was scary when it was published. But the response was amazing and if there is just one person it touched or helped, it was so incredibly worth it.
How can people follow you?
My blog on HVFH gets posted the first Thursday of every month. I also have my own blog/site called “My Backwards Family.” But where you can see my writing the most is on the Transformation Marketing blog (bloggers – I do write a lot about social media)!