career gal has-been who’s trying to “find herself” daily while raising rockin 4 yr old and 1 year old boys.
And you know what else was fabulous enough to interview me for The Great Blog Interview Experiment over at Citizen of the Month. I figured I would add it to my “About” page, since it’s all “About” me. (This interview was clearly done when I was pregnant with my second boy, “Hola.”
What is the best part about being pregnant?
The fact that my body can actually grow and incubate another human being blows my mind. I felt this way the first go around with my son, Rt. The concept is so huge, so over my head, that I try to NOT think about the actuality of it all. I HAVE A HUMAN INSIDE ME. A tad freaky, I’d say. So, with it being the best part about being pregnant, it’s also the part I am overwhelmed with the most.
When did you first start thinking of yourself as a mom?
I don’t know if I do yet or not. Being old enough to be somebody’s mother is still a hard one to comprehend. Me? Someone’s mom? And now, soon there will be TWO of them? Who thought I was qualified? I think it’s a lifelong journey, to feel “good enough” for the job. Luckily, I’ve had almost 3 years experience, so this time around, I feel I am not as frazzled as I was before my first was born.
What is your favorite (inanimate) thing in your home? Why?
Currently, my computer wins out. I have never owned my own computer until early last summer. I have either worked for a company that provided me my own computer/laptop or borrowed my husband’s reject computer when he got an upgraded one through his work. My Mac is ALL MINE and I love it. Maybe too much, but you know, this is my outlet, my space where I say who, I say how much, I say WHO! Ha, no, it’s just nice to be able to hit a button and catapult myself outside my 4 walls.
What is your first memory?
I lived in North Carolina till I was 6, before moving to Oklahoma for the duration of my childhood. So, I was 3, maybe at the time of my first memory. We had these steps leading down into the den. I’d say there were about 4-5 of them. I recall jumping off these stairs in my nightgown and launching myself into the thick of things. Seems to be my motto for life, really. I still have that nightgown. Somewhere…..
How do you feel about living so far from your family? (FYI, I live far away from my family too, and it doesn’t usually bother me, but I also don’t have kids.)
When I moved out to California from Oklahoma, I had plenty of reasons for the move. Most importantly to be with my future husband, but I was also running away from a lot of things as well. My parents had split up my Freshman year in college, so what I had known from growing up, was really no longer, or at least it didn’t look very familiar anymore. So, when I met my husband, I took full advantage of the space between me and my past, happily. Now that it has been 9 years since the big move, I’ve gotten married, had a child and adding another one, the distance is harder, for sure. Luckily, I have been able to travel home about twice a year, so I still feel like I get the fill I need until the next time I return.
How do you decide what to write about?
What I write about actually happens in my life. I really don’t think I leave much out. But, that is my style, that is my personality. When you get me, you get all of me. Hiding behind perfection, or just “I’m always happy, why wouldn’t I be?” is such a waste of time. I enjoy reading others who are true to who they are. That’s what makes them interesting. So, I try to stay true to myself and my daily life and hope it makes for a good read.
What topics are off-limits on your blog, and why?
Ha! Well, not much, I guess. I’d say topics regarding security. Where I live, what my name is. I tend to have nicknames for my people I discuss often, but I don’t make it such a secret that it takes away from the storyline, etc. I tend to be a little bold with some of my topics. Not sure if it offends or embarrasses anyone, but no one has complained to my face, so who knows?
What is your favorite movie of all time? Your favorite recent movie?
I was just talking with my sister-in-law yesterday about Sliding Doors with Gwyneth Paltrow. The message behind the story is right on in my book. Hmm, a recent movie. Well, when I do get out and see a flick, sometimes alone, I usually hit a chick flick, so I can get my fill without my husband rolling his eyes next to me. So, on that train, I’d say August Rush. TOTAL CHEESE, but the music was amazing. It was quite inspiring. Not sure for what reasons, it just was. Oh well, I got away for a couple of hours. So, it did the job.