The Daunting task of writing about ones self… It’s not so bad. Here goes. I am currently 42 years old. I am an interesting mix of Mexican and Swedish. My brother and I call ourselves Swedicans 🙂 There are 2 of us Swedicans -as far as we know! If you know anything about these 2 nationalities, it may give you reason to understand the huge passion I feel about most things. I love to dance (love to be still), love a party (love to be alone), I get angry quickly(I am super patient…until I am not), I am an extrovert (I am an introvert), and look Swedish but have the insides of a Mexican. A true dichotomy all of the time. Welcome to interesting world of a Swedican!I love my heritage…it is crazy good – literally!
I have a degree in social work from Florida State University, and I have used it in my various jobs. I use my degree in my daily life. It is probably the best thing I could have done for myself (and my family!) I have started and stopped in my work life periodically to raise my family. I have 3 kids- a 16 year old son, a 13 year old daughter, and a 10 year old daughter. My life is FULL! Most of the time in a good way. My kids are amazing, and I am grateful I get to be their mom. This doesn’t mean they don’t make me crazy! They fight, don’t do their chores half of the time, they make HUGE messes, they forget to tell me things all the time, BUT, they are extraordinary! They have the big stuff down! They love each other, they love me and their father, their huge family full of cousins, aunts and uncles, and they are Godly children. They have empathy and compassion. They are good citizens in our sweet little town, and good citizens of the world. I am proud of the people they are currently, and of the people they are becoming.
I am married now for nearly 20 years. I married my college sweetheart. We were babies when we met 19 (me) and 18 (him)! Best decision we ever made – to be and stay together. I am not a huge PDA girl, so I will keep this part of it brief, and private – as I feel it should be, but he is the best thing that has ever happened to me. He loves me even when I don’t deserve it, and he always gives me 100%. – Again, this doesn’t mean that he is perfect, he is though, perfect for me, and I am grateful. We still celebrate each other regularly, and we listen to each other, and show each other respect. We PURPOSEFULLY make time for each other. We live with Purpose, Intention and Mindfulness. Our lives are rich and full.***blushing***
Ok, now for the me part… I am a Hot Mess! I am all over the place! But, I love my life. Things move way too fast for me, it is hard for me to move so quickly, because I am a very experiential person. I like the experience of things. I want to read great books, or fun ones anyway. I want to make great food, that is beautiful, and delicious. I want to paint everything that stands still long enough, and with saturated colors! I want to be surrounded by flowers, my crazy menagerie of pets, and kids, and people that I love. I want to drive my fun car everywhere I go…if only it was dependable and had a/c!!! This amazing car is a 1976 VW Super Beetle Convertible. I ADORE this car! People should not adore things the way I adore this car…but I do. I have been stranded WAY more than once though, so I play in it…near home! I am a tall, very Swedish looking girl that jams out to Mexican, Indie, and 80’s and 90’s music! I love drinking coffee on my porch in the morning and wine on my porch at night. I love it! My porch is my favorite place in this world! I have been to some pretty cool places in this world -and my porch is still my favorite. I am super loyal. I have lived all over the place growing up, and I still keep in touch with my childhood best friends, Kathy in Pittsburg and Dawn from Minneapolis.
My favorite attribute about myself is that I am comfortable in my skin, and that I do my best to live the life I choose to live. I want an authentic life. I think I do this.
My life is not perfect. I am not here to preach Anything to Anyone. This is just me. This is me in a nut shell.