Thursday, December 16, 2010

Who Am I and What Am I Doing Here?

I have started and stopped this post many times. I don't know what stops me even now I'm like, "did I just hear the phone ring?", "maybe I should check my email?", "I should put my pennies in rolls." Why? I don't know. I guess the first time is always the hardest. I even find it hard to write on the first page of a notebook, it looks so pristine and clean I hate to muck it up with my horrible chicken scratch. I always start in the middle. Maybe I should treat this the same way just jump right in and write away like I've been doing it for years...

O.K. So, who am I? I'm a thirty-something SAHM with three rambunctious kids (oh and a loving hubby!) I have a background in Medical Admin and have been laid off this year. Don't feel bad as I was already contemplating a change earlier this year but wasn't sure so when I got laid off I wasn't upset, almost relieved actually, as I was really starting to hate my job. I have done my 9-5 for 5 years and was really missing the kids and home-life. I was doing medical research, that while fun at first just got me frustrated at how people treat their health and the health system. When I got laid off I did a little soul-searching and have decided to go back to school. I decided that I wanted to help people to hopefully be a little more proactive with their health and lives.  So...I am doing on-line courses to eventually become a Master Herbalist and an Ayurveda Health Practitioner. Oh...and I like to write in my free time, kinda writing a book at the moment but really aren't we all?  Life just seemed to fall in place like how I wanted this year.

Now, what am I doing here? As the title suggests I like to read books, watch movies and relax!! Just yesterday I have come to the realization that the secret of life is to probably just have fun and enjoy your life (within moderation and without hurting thy fellow man) and that is just what I like to do! I am a mess of contradictions though as you will soon learn, if you choose to follow that is. I like structure and lists and plans to be spontaneous too (as long as it falls within my plan and really my spontaneity is always preplanned, although Hubby thinks i just come up with things off the top of my head..soo..ssshhh!) I like concerts, the ballet, opera, museums, the ocean, traveling, am a Francophile, love Phoenix (the band), Coheed and Cambria, Jamlegend and singing on Karaoke! I'm sure more will come up as I go along... plan is to blog about what I am watching/watched, reading, eating, listening to, wearing, just stuff about me. Hopefully, we can be bloggy friends and I'll learn more about you!!

What am I reading? My posts on Wednesdays will be about books. I'm always reading something and usually listening to something too. I have wide tastes as you will soon come to know. Sooo...what's up this week?

I just finished The Vampires Quest by Vivi Anna. It's a Silhouette romance and number four in the Valorian Chronicles (haven't read the others). It's okay as far as paperback romances fact,thinking on it, it is one of the best that I have read for a while. It's about a vampire and werewolf and their turbulent relationship. I won't tell you more than that except to say that the love scenes are STEAMY!! I actually think I was blushing as I read it! It is a quick read but I got bored near the end and skimmed through the last three chapters.

I finished that one yesterday morning and in the afternoon found an advanced edition of The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino on my doorstep. I won it in a contest I had entered through Minotaur Books! So I was quite stoked to find it!! Life is funny sometimes..finished one book got one in the mail! :) I'll start this one soon and tell you about it next week.

And to be honest, I'm reading another book too right now but am running out of I'll fill you in later...

So...that's me and what I'm doing right now...What are you doing?


p.s. Thursday's blog will be about food!! :)

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