Welcome to week 9 in Love Kate's A-Z All About Me Challenge. Hmmmm, which "I" word do I choose? I could talk about something I am...like interesting, insane or intelligent-ish. Or something I strive to be one day, like independent, inspiring or iconic. I just can't narrow it down to one. So how about I briefly touch on all of them? I hope I don't bore you with all this talking about me, myself & "I".
I like to think I'm interesting. I feel like I have plenty of randomness to bring to the table for conversation. I know a little about a lot. I have strong opinions about a few things; like politics (I try to leave them out of this blog), parenting & friendship. I enjoy being the life of the party without being the center of attention....does that even make sense?
I question my sanity at least 3-5 days a week. Between my boss, my girls & my dad...I'm likely to be certifiable one of these days. I try to keep a tight grip on reality by blogging & laughing. I must find the funny in any hard spot I find myself. Does that make me insane? Laughing at things that should make me cry? SHIT!! Maybe I really have lost my mind already. In all seriousness though, my grandfather (that died long before I was born) was a paranoid schizophrenic. <---I spelled that right on my first try!! Let me clarify. I don't think I or any of my other family members have inherited this disease, but I do find it intriguing. I wonder what caused it. If it was hereditary? Or was it environmental? I've not heard, well any good/happy stories about my grandfather. That makes me sad. Moving on....
I think I'm pretty smart. Maybe not tipping the scales at brilliant or anything, but I'm intelligent-ish. I can't stand people who think they know everything about everything, therefore if I don't know what I'm talking about, I STFU!! I don't like to be wrong, but if I am, I'll admit it...I just try to avoid those situations. I have a firm grip on reality and logic and find those that don't to be frustratingly unbearable.
Now for the things I'm not...but I really hope to be some day. As of right now, the girls and I are still living with my dad. When I moved back in with him, it was "temporary"...I planned on saving my money and buying a house and getting back on my own as quickly as possible. That was almost 10 years ago...HA!! I've come to accept the fact that this is where I need to be, in order to give my children the life that I desperately want them to have. There is no way I could afford for them to do all of the extracurricular stuff that they do, nor would I physically be able to get them there, if I was on my own. Nor could I possibly afford to live in the area in which they've grown up and gone to school with the same kids since kindergarten. I refuse to change their schools if I don't have to...so independence will have to wait until at least 2020, when my baby graduates from HS (hopefully with a full ride to the college of her choice - UGA). Until then, I'll continue to battle the insanity that comes along with me being dependent on my dad. Thank GOD I have him!!!
Maybe I've already inspired some...but I want to inspire many. I want to inspire woman to stand up for themselves and not stay in relationships that bring them down and keep them down. I want to inspire woman to find the strength that is already inside of them to demand the respect that they deserve. I want to inspire woman to be the mom's that their kids deserve and to be the example of what they want them to grow up to be. I want to inspire EVERYONE to make a change and make the world a better place. This leads to me being ICONIC!! I've not hidden the fact that I want to rule the world...one blog post at a time. I'm really kidding about the iconic part. But I honestly did have the image of Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" video flashing through my mind. It all starts with you...teach your kids respect by respecting them. Teach them to be kind by being kind to them. Teach them to love unconditionally by loving them no matter what.
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