Beginnings, Dreams, Snark, Uncategorized, Unpopular

The Beginning

I surely hope this works.  *fingers crossed*

For years (and I do mean YEARS) I have been told I need to write. You don’t just score 30 in English on your ACT and not do something with it. Good thing I scored that 30, because my Math was atrocious.  Stupid atrocious.

One of my biggest dreams is to be able to work from wherever the road takes me – whether I’m writing, taking photos, or a combination of both. Most of the time that has been just that – a dream.  I’m pretty good at killing dreams, so let’s hope this one doesn’t die a premature death.

Daily Inner Monologue: No one wants to hear the ramblings of a middle-aged, fluffy, potty-mouthed (yet well-read) Southern woman who considers driving a competitive sport (“If you’re not first you’re last!” – Ricky Bobby) and eye rolling as part of her facial exercise routine.  But maybe, just maybe someone will.

Here’s a little bit about me…I have always had issues with self-esteem and standing up for myself. But like a wild animal, if you back me into a corner, I will come out swinging (and cursing). I prefer hip-hop and R&B to most other music, and know most all of the lyrics to a ton of songs. My blood type is either coffee or wine, depending on the time of day.  I love my husband and I wouldn’t trade him for anything – luckily I won him over with my sense of humor and he didn’t run away when smart-ass mouth showed up. I love my kids, but I’ve never been one of “those moms”…you know the type. <insert eyeroll> I never paraded around with the honor kid bumper sticker or the dance studio with my daughter’s name sticker or even the stick family sticker.  Watching me and my three kids climb out of the vehicle – you didn’t need a stupid sticker to see I had my hands full. Nowadays they are adults and all have their own vehicles, so it might be that you see me and my three Chihuahuas – still no stupid stickers. My dogs know I’m the cool dog mom and that ain’t happening. I can’t cut a straight line with scissors to save my life, so crafting is just something I pin on Pinterest because I like the concept.  I am a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan, so yes, those stickers are on there. So NOT stupid.

I am also a photographer, but in this town you might not ever know it. There are more of those around here than you can shake a stick at, and since it’s mostly a popularity contest I am not down for that. I prefer my talent to stand up by its own merit.

Yes, I am on the fringe but I can’t help but hope and wonder…is there any one out there like me?

Reality is wrong – dreams are for real.  ~~  Tupac Shakur

This is my Dad’s idea of paradise…all I see are snakes and bugs and I know it had to have been hot-as-Hades when I took this picture.cabin

Taken at Clear Fork River in Scott County, Arkansas

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