So here is what you may know about me already.
– I love to cook and bake.
– I have a blog.
– I am engaged to a wonderful chocolate man.
– I live in Ohio.
That’s probably about it. Oh! If you have read any of my “Sex Articles” then you know that I had my heart-broken and found love all over again. Those articles are like diary entries that I choose to share with the world. Anyway, I figure that I would share a few more details about the woman behind the computer screen. To be honest, I am struggling with what to share with you because I don’t think I am that interesting or have a lot going on in my life to share. However, I will give it my best anyway. Here we go!
1. I have been to South Africa. I went on a missionary trip about 3 years ago with my church to a small village in South Africa called Mamelodi. I went there stuck in my American ways and came back different. I was always afraid to go to Africa because my friends that have gone before me always come back saying that it changed them in a way that always intimidated me. I am glad I went and cried a serious river when I left. I could have stayed for an entire year and would have been happy. I hope to go back one day.
2. I am the oldest girl. Yep, I am the oldest girl on both sides of my parents lineage of children. My mother and her husband has 3 boys, my father and his ex-wife has a girl and a boy, and I am the oldest on both ends. It’s rewarding and awful at the same time because if one of them do something wrong it was automatically my fault because I was the oldest and I should’ve been watching them. Even if I wasn’t at home and they did something it was still somehow my fault. For the most part, all of my younger siblings do come to me if they ever need anything and that is the rewarding part.
3. I just started knowing how to cook 3 years ago! Before then I cooked food just to stay alive. I never really cared about different techniques, ingredients, or any of that stuff. In fact, now that I am thinking about it, I don’t know how I nurtured myself all these years. Well I still kind of ate like a college student back then (ramen noodles, fast food, frozen processed foods, etc.). Now I have been exposed to how our food is made and the stuff that goes in it and I much more cautious about what I put in my grocery cart.
4. I want to retire in Tuscan, Italy. I want to have a little cottage outside of the city somewhere, with a chimney, and large fireplace and cook something great everyday for the rest of my life. I see myself going to the city’s farmers markets and buying the freshest meats and ingredients to come home and to cook with my husband. We will cook enough for an army and have dinner once a week with our children and our Italian local friends where we will drink wine, laugh, and eat until our bellies get full. We will eat outside where there is no pollution, nothing but nice people, and beautiful green fields filled with lavender and wild flowers. If heaven looked like something to me, that is what it would look like.
5. When I was younger I use to dance. I loved dancing and being in theater. For a while I thought I should’ve went into acting (and maybe I should’ve) but I discovered that I had a business-like mind and other skills that I wanted to explore. Don’t get me wrong, if the opportunity came along and it worked out for me where I could do a little stage theater, I would totally do it. Acting is fun. It is the best thing to do when you are tired of being yourself. However, when it came to dance I was that girl who danced in the marching band growing up. I was that cute little thing on the field wearing barely nothing, popping and kicking her legs up high. Honestly, if I felt it was an appropriate job to have for the rest of m life I probably would’ve done that because I loved it. I almost transferred to a HBCU (Historically Black College and University) just for that reason.
6. My heart literally breaks at human sex trafficking, homelessness, seeing senior citizens not getting the proper care and love, child abuse, and bullying. If I were running for President of the United States, those would be my issues that wold make up my platform. There are other things that break my heart, but those things are at the top of the list for me. Most people would be surprised at how often I cry or just have a moment to myself about those things because they really get to me. There is so much more I could say about these individual topic that I won’t but if you are apart of any organization that rallies against these issues let me know how I can help be apart of it, especially if you are here in Ohio.
Watch this video and you will see why I am so bothered by homelessness.
7. I absolutely believe that woman is God’s best creation. I am not saying that because I am a woman, I seriously feel that way. Women bring a harmonious balance to everything. I love that God wired us to think differently from men because of that balance. If you allow you mind to think about the fact that our bodies bring human life into this world is amazing alone. Our bodies know exactly what to do and how to carry that child and how, at the right minute, through excruciating pain the body knows when it is time for the baby to come into this world is just amazing to me. Women are sexy, strong, and the backbone of every functioning system that you can think of (home, office, business, school, etc.). We just like to let men think they run the world. James Brown said it best, “It’s a man’s world, but its nothing without a woman”.
8. Okay, here is the last thing, I LOVE babies, puppies, kittens, and happiness. Not cheesy happiness like Disney World, but genuine happiness. I love being happy and carefree. It is how God wired me. I don’t like stress. I don’t handle it well. I say stupid things, I do stupid things, and I just get plan old stupid when I am stressed. Nothing good comes from it at all. Now that I am engaged people constantly tell me that the wedding planning process is going to be stressful and as the bride I’m going to want this-and-that, but to be honest with all of you I haven’t been stressed and I refuse to be stressed. I don’t like spending a lot of time on small details. If I know what I want and what I like I go for it. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. I think when planning a wedding the stress comes from the small details. Just pick a cake, and move on. I don’t think people who are happily married looks back on their wedding day and regret not picking the right cake, invitations, or decor. That is why my fiance and I aren’t spending that much money on our wedding and we are having the basics of everything. Nothing over the top. Not because we can’t afford to do more, but because we can’t justify the cost of it. We will have a beautiful day that will be the best day of our lives that we can share with our children and grandchildren and that is all that matters to us.
Okay, that is enough about me. Do you feel as though you know me a little bit better?