Seems like an easy enough question, but as we get older it becomes more difficult to answer without using our life roles for adjectives. One of the reasons I am on this journey. Let’s start with where I am from which can give a bit of color to my background. I am a born and raised Floridian living in the wonderful Northeast, hoping to go further north when able. I grew up north of Miami and miss the flavors of the area. I recommend Miami festivals to everyone. I am a female single parent who sells cars for a living. And there are those pesky life rolls again!
Who am I? I am a person who believes in:
- Logic (If I can explain it, then I can live with it)
- Benefit of the Doubt
- Personal choice without prosecution
- Magic of the simple
- Helping those willing to be helped
- THE Village
- Everything is temporary
- Looking at things from all angles
- The journey has more value than the destination
- Doesn’t matter the path you choose,as long as you get there
- Laugh at yourself often, many are already laughing at you
My priority is my daughter and every choice I make is with her in mind. Doesn’t mean I am in any way making all the right choice, but there is thought behind every choice. I will only refer to myself as a single parent because I feel there are many more single father’s these days who are stepping up where the mother’s have chosen not to. There is definitely a change in tide and we should give them all props as well. There are many resources for single mother’s, but not many for single father’s.
I am currently a heavy girl. I used to be a fat girl at 137 due to a litany of excuses. I am now down to 206.8 (the fractions count damn it) working on getting back to 154 which I have not been since I was 10. After having my daughter I have recently found my chemical make up has changed enough I can actually lose weight. I have always eaten fairly healthy, but have never been able to get the weight off. So I purchased a JawBone up24, downloaded the app, got the Lose it! app, Waterlogged app, Pacifica app, and Achievemint app for added fun. All the app link to Apple Health and I track all my stuff. Please understand I have had the Lose it! app for a few months to track things. I do kettle bells with women and weights twice a week (each once a week) at the YMCA and I walk the car lot in heels. The water app is strictly because vaping dehydrates and I hate water. It has been helping though.
Trying to be a non-smoker. Same old story of grandparents and parents who smoke. I purchased a vape and have only purchased 2 pack since the end of July. I had a “crack in case of emergency” pack that I cracked in October from dealing with an ugly custody and support case. I just purchased 2 packs. One to replace the “emergency” pack, and one because I have been borrow single cigarettes here and there from friends and co-workers. Decided that should stop. As I type this I am finding that the 3 cigarettes I have had in the last 12hrs are making me a little ill. Great sign!!!
Beyond what I have divulged….. ask me anything. I have no secrets. If you have to hide something, it’s usually because you are making a bad choice.