About Erin

Updated August 2016

morgan

Truth.

Here is a good entry that tells a lot about me.

I’m Erin.  I started this blog with the intent of keeping track of my pregnancy a few years back. Then I decided to keep up with it as  Evan began to grow so we would have a place to keep all our memories. Lord knows I can’t scrapbook to save my life.

But the blog turned into something more.  It turned into much more than just a place to share. It turned into a place to process. A place to put things out there that I didn’t even realize needed “putting out there.” Since becoming a mother, I have relied much on those who have gone before me to help me along this rocky, beautiful path.  I can only pray that our stories, obstacles, triumphs, and laughs may shed some light into someone else’s darkness one day.

I feel a little silly doing an About Me section but I know that it is one the first things I read on a new blog so here goes:

  • I’m 38 and I don’t really have any issues with it. Well aside from having hip and back issues. And gray hair…. But I love birthdays, probably a little too much for someone my age.
  •  I am a special education teacher and I have my Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant certificate.  I’ve taught over 15 years in this field. And I just happen to have a child with a disability. Yup, I’ve realized the coincidence.
California- one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.

California- one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.

  • I’m clumsy and have extremely weak ankles. I have been known to twist my ankle standing still. Not kidding. One time I did so and woke up under a Christmas tree with a swollen ankle the size of a golf ball. Truth.
  • My husband and I met on match.com.  I recall a day when you couldn’t admit that. But now it is not a big deal at all. Thank goodness we are over that stigma, people!
  • I’m a wedding singer. Let me know if you need an event singer (wedding, funeral, etc), I love doing it.
Doing what I love.

Doing what I love.

  • I think that counseling/therapy is a beautiful and necessary thing. I have said many times that I believe you should be able to give gift certificates for sessions. Who wouldn’t benefit from talking to someone about your life who is completely unbiased?? I wish there wasn’t such a stigma with it. There is no stigma to using the gym to improve your physical health, so why should there be one that involves improving your mental well being?
  •  I admit I have an issue with clutter. I make organized piles. I am really good at organizing these piles.
  • If you get a second, learn all about Williams Syndrome and teach someone else about it too.  It’s really the only way to get awareness out there and continue to get more programming and supports available to individuals and their families.
  • I adore comments, so please comment away! It helps to give me fodder for future entries!

Classic.