Another Monday! A fresh week ahead… and a little reflection behind.
A friend of mine recently posted a bit about herself using the alphabet as her guide. Sometimes there are silly things that we forget about ourselves. Serious parts of us that we bury deep inside. How do we, as the career-defined society of bloggers, achieve our over-sharing? By doing just that!
So… here’s a bit about me that you may not know. Please- write your own and share more about you, too!
Chelley’s Alphabet Soup:
A. Age: 29
B. Band of choice: Pearl Jam
C. Cheese: Goat
D. Dogs: A Catahoula who is also part human and part lab, named Carter. He is the first child Dave and I “had” together, and he’s taught us a lot about love. Carter is also the one grandkid my father-in-law might let move in.
E. Exercise: Running, yoga, toddler chasing.
F. Fear: That I’ll never publish a book. A real paperback book.
G. Greatest achievement: Overcoming my fear of “no” and finally just saying “yes!”
H. Height: 5’8″
I. Ingredient I live for: Garlic… turmeric… truffle oil… meat. Mmmmm. I miss being in the kitchen more often.
J. Job title: Executive director of the house, project coordinator for a toddler, baby baker, blogger, editor, cook, flirt, photography assistant, volunteer.
K. Kids: The dog, the toddler, and the bun. Each step feels like my plate is full… so I get a bigger plate and create a better dish of goodies. All the personalities, activity and chaos amazes me. I cannot wait for baby 2 to add to the fun!
L. Love: Oh my… do I love love. In a past life I spent my youth gallivanting through Italy with different older men and my old age in the French countryside courting men far too young for me… all while enjoying fine wines. For now, one of my favorite things is the view of my sweet hubby when he walks away- I’ve known him for 12 years and he just gets better with age… like a fine wine.
M. Mother’s name: Susan… her middle name is Eileen, which is why it is Addie’s too!
N. Nicknames: Did you know my nickname is Chelley?
O. One…: I used to think was the loneliest number. Now it’s cool when that’s the only number of people in the bathroom at a time!
P. Poem: I recently shocked myself by writing something that wasn’t depressing and that I actually love to read and reread.
Q. Quote from a movie: I think I’d miss you even if we never met – “The Wedding Date”. True story. I love that line.
R. Running dream: Complete a full marathon. After every half I’ve done (three so far), I swear I will register for a full and I never do. I will. I must.
S. Siblings: We are Worth Strong. If you know us, you know what that means.
T: Tattoos: I have a few, and I will have some more!
U. Underdog moment: I am the underdog in life. Sounds depressing, but it’s really just the position I’m sure I put myself in (daughter of a psychologist gives herself an analysis during A-B-C Blog Post 101). I think that we all have our moments, and just making it to 11pm with a smile is pretty damn big!
V. Vegetable: If it is a veggie, I will eat it… and I will try to convince you of all the ways that you can prepare it so that you will like it, too.
W. What makes you run late: Being related to my mother and marrying my husband are scientific reasons why I will be late to everything including my own funeral.
X. (e)X-files: I’ve had some good ones and some bad ones, but they all taught me valuable lessons (and yes, I said all of them).
Y. Yummy food that you make: My apple crisp will win you over.
Z. Zoo animal: I’m intrigued by zebras…