First of all - I am not a subscriber to this site. I haven't decided whether or not this place suits me. So, while I appreciate those emails I'm getting, I can't read them. Not ignoring anyone...
I suppose that I'm a good example of what can happen when the punk-ly girl grows up, has a family and tries to do what's "right". I still think and feel the same way, but in a more gentle way. I was recently called conservative and mellow which makes me laugh because it is so far from true, but that's okay. I do what I feel is right and am happy to do so. It seems to confound a lot of people, on both sides, but I can't be bothered by that. I'd like to meet more people who can understand.
Under the surface, I'm kind to a fault, but it's a fault I'd rather keep. I'm also a cynic with the occasional sharp tongue.
I love to learn whenever and whatever I can. I’ve picked up little bits and pieces of all sorts of things over the years. It’s a delicate balance because it’s so scattered that I know I must seem like a know-it-all at times, but I try very hard to avoid that. I’ve just opened myself up to a wide range of experiences, from natural remedies to restoring cars, computers to decoupage, training horses to freak shows. I love variety.
My primary goal in life is to be happy. I don't understand the people who spend their lives doing work that is meaningless to them, or even worse, work that they actually dislike, just because it pays the bills. If you're going to spend a quarter of your adult life doing something, shouldn't you want to do it? I'm fighting hard to not become one of those people.
I've been a vegetarian for 22 years. Obviously this is something important to me but I don't feel that I have the right to be preachy to others about their choices. I'm not a health nut either.
I am a mother first and foremost. My daughter is the center of my universe and being the best mother that I can be for her is the single most important thing in the world to me right now. People who do not like or understand that probably would not like or understand me.