I read today that transparency is key to success in the epinions world of personal fundraising. So, who am I & why should you care to read my epinions?
My Areas of Expertise
First, I have a BA in Communication (studies art, English & cultural communication issues), & began my MA in Education before I became an Attachment Parenting (AP) momma of two. I try to eat & prepare healthful food for my family. I homeschool my children as a SAHM (stay at home mom) who's also a WAHM (work-at-home mom) with one late-night, part-time, on-call job--research for an internationally syndicated TV program. I'm a professional writer. I released a CD once-upon-a-time, but haven't performed since my first child was born--when is there time? I sing at home into their ears, instead. They are a receptive & appreciative audience most of the time. We believe in more aesthetically pleasing toys that do not entertain our children with necessary batteries; we encourage our children to generate their own play noises, instead (& boy, do they!). Little to no TV in this house (no cable), but we love movies & own dozen upon dozen of them (maybe over 100 by now).
We were purposely parents with Natural Family Planning (NFP) and also employeed Infant Potty Training (IPT, AKA Elimination Communication, or "EC") with both of our children. Our son was in undies at 27 months; daughter at 29 months. So, we're "Crunchy Conservatives," not quite "hippies."
How much more transparent can I be? My husband would caution me not to say anything about myself...everything can go down in your permanent record somewhere...and who knows who's looking? There are conspiracies crossing conspiracies and canceling each other out, but what do I care? I just want my little townhouse with my used car in the driveway. I just want moments to curl up with my children in my lap to read until we all fall asleep. I just want to protect my liberties to practice my faith in the land of contradictions and controversy, where the blood of my ancestors was shed so that people could be legally free to disagree with me as vehemently as they want. I just want a long satisfying marriage that leaves a long satisfying legacy.
So, I love to read. And so I love to write. I've been writing since I was 9. I have a ten-foot long single shelf of journals now. Who on earth is ever going to want to pour over the past 30 years of my personal rantings? I always hoped they'd matter to my children's children's children. Now I blog. Big difference? At this rate I'll depart this earth having filled 10' X 10' of handwritten scribbles and drawings...and thousands of online "pages"...
Hey, enough about me for now...Except this. I'm a horribly wretched insomniac who hasn't slept, yet, from yesterday and it's 24 hours since I woke up. Sleep deprivation does seem to bring out my creative side, though...and typos or nonsensical ramblings. That is when I tend to epinion!
And finally, my late Grandpa would always say, when I was growing up, "'I can't' never did anything." It's still my lifelong motto.