1. What made you want to start blogging?
When I first started blogging about three years ago (on a different website), it was to serve as an outlet to discuss my mental health issues — anxiety, depression, and some other stuff. With the current blog, I started it as a place to focus on the more humorous aspects of parenting.
When I was growing up, there were three things I wanted to be: a doctor, a comedian, and a writer. Instead, I became an English teacher and taught for a year before having my son. Now I’m a stay-at-home-mom, so I’m definitely never doing the doctor thing. Does writing a humorous parenting blog sort of count for the last two?
The craziest thing I’ve ever done is get on a plane with a group of more than a dozen people I didn’t know and fly to Greece for 10 days. The trip was through my college, but I never went to any of the meetings to get to know anyone since I commuted every day and the meetings conflicted with my work schedule. I’m terrified of flying, have social anxiety, and am not typically very adventurous, but I did it anyway. I don’t think I’d do it again, at least not without my husband and a ton of Xanax.
I’m not much for labels, but I guess I’d consider myself a feminist.
Because I believe in equal rights and equal pay, that sort of thing.
Probably right now. Things are going well in most aspects of my life, and that sort of balance rarely happens.
One of the worst phases of my life was miscarrying my first baby. We found out about the miscarriage at about the halfway point of pregnancy during the anatomy ultrasound. Bouncing back from that was very difficult.