First blog post

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Finally, my first official blog post!  I opened my account in late August 2017 and I finally decided it was time to start putting my thoughts “out there.”  That is a very intimidating thought.  You don’t know me and I don’t know you.  But we might have some views and thoughts in common.  If you decide to comment, please be nice!   I have no true skill at writing (but I do have this dream of writing a book) and tend to put my thoughts on paper as if I was having a conversation with you.

Do I start by introducing myself?  I am about a month away from turning 48 (I’m still not sure how I feel about that).  At the ripe old age of 21, I married my high school sweetheart.  We have three kids, two sons ages 25 (no longer living at home), 21 and a 17-year-old daughter.  No, I was not pregnant when we were married.  Adding to the daily stress and craziness are four dogs and two cats.

I have decided to keep my personal information private.  As I delve into all the crap floating around in my brain there will be family discussed.  There are certain family members who will take anything written and make it about them, thereby I start the next family feud.  I can do that by looking at someone the wrong way – I do not need fan the flames!  I have an extremely small extended family.  My mom (married 4 times, divorced 3 times), step-father, sister, maternal grandmother, great-aunt and uncle.  That’s it. Strange, right?  There is very limited contact with my husband’s family.  That family dynamic is bizarre to say the least.  I’m sure I will hit on that topic at some point.

I work full-time as an officer manager in a police department.  I started the job at 19 years old.  My thinking was it was a temporary thing until I figure out what I wanted to do.  I’m still trying to figure it out.  One thing I can say after working in this field for close to 30 years, people are f*%$ed up!

What will my future blog topics include?  Marriage, kids, family, depression, money, social media, self-image, work…all the usual day-to-day crap.  I do like to swear and feel I do it quite well. Please consider yourself warned.

Thanks for the therapy session!