She knew it was special,
She posted it on Twitter,
She linked it to Facebook,
Thanks Marni, for the bookmark!
I am pretty sure people want to know something about what I do outside of school. I could have written about my worries and concerns for family members. I could have written about mowing the lawn, cleaning the bathrooms, or attending my son's games! I could have written about the eldercare lawyer who is my new BFF! I might even have written about my commute on construction compromised highways! Instead, I penned: My husband and I live in Stormville, high on a mountain. (Yes, we go to the Flea Market). We have two grown children. I thought about, but didn't add "wonderful" to the grown children. I though about but didn't add that we are very proud of how they are orchestrating the challenges of life and that we are proud as punch about the adults they have become. Instead, I said succinctly: Our daughter lives in Northern, NJ where she works as a biomedical engineer and our son lives across the river where he works as a Health and Physical Education teacher.
I do have hobbies, interests and passions that were not even mentioned. I thought about adding a picture of a bag I am hoping will be done for Christmas, the garlic festival I attended last weekend, or of my messy "office," where I spend an inordinate amount of time! I though about adding a picture of the bakery we "hit" after church on Sunday. (Hey, it is a slice of my life!) But. in the end I figured no one would not care about any of that, so I penned a homogenized perspective of my time away from work: In my spare time, I enjoy walking, hiking, and biking with my husband. (We did a 25 mile bike trip this summer!) I love to knit, quilt, and sew when I have some “free” time. I can be found reading and writing at my computer early in the morning, and, when I am lucky enough to get there, on the beach! Someday, just maybe, I will publish one of the many children’s books I have written. As you might notice, I tried to add a bit of a writing voice here! Even I was getting bored! I really did mean that part about getting a book published, however! Who knows, maybe some day a parent will read my bio and will be a publisher who wants to make my day!