I go by Mia on this blog. I am a 40-something wife and mom who lives in the outskirts of Pittsburgh, PA. I'm born and raised here and yet I really haven't seen much of this fantastic city at all. I've never been to a Pittsburgh Penguins game and I've only been to one Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates game. I've never even seen the fireworks from The Point. I'm working on changing all that. I'm trying to overcome my fear of driving into the city and unknown areas. Mr. TomTom has really been helping me with that. It has been fun so far and I've been meeting some really nice people.
I'm just me ~ everyday I find out something else about me. My life to this point has been bizarre to say the least. I have friends that wanted me to mentor to young girls on how to be strong and how not to make the wrong choices for the wrong reasons. I won't do it though. This stems from 7 years of wickedness that I endured in my 20's. We won't go there. To be honest that is mostly the reason I don't use my real name. The nightmares still haunt me and there are still memories that are suppressed and I'm not entirely convinced my family has forgiven me for stuff that happened then. But I survived. Lessons learned.
I've recently been thrown into the role of SAHM. Sixteen years ago that was my main goal in life. Nothing happens as you plan it though. I had been working full-time for 18 years and then I had to switch to part-time for the last 8 years. Now, in order to help my son, I've had to quit the work-force. Whoo hooo! Reality of it is though, I work from home. I help my husband with the administrative duties needed to keep his business running. But I'm really looking forward to getting more organized, having more time to exercise, and finally get some items we've had hanging around up on EBay. Oh and I still have every photograph ever taken since the day I met my husband thrown into storage bins and unorganized. Maybe I'll get those into scrapbooks too. Whew, it feels good to have a dream!
My blog is a work in progress ('coz I don't really know what I'm doing) so if it looks different from time to time that is because I'm learning and growing, hope you won't mind. I want to run with the big dogs of blogging but cannot figure out how they find all that time to tweet, facebook, blog, attend functions and still maintain the role of wife and mother. Maybe their husbands do not work 12 hour days, I dunno. I'll figure it all out one day.
Feel free to leave me a comment, I can take the criticism and I welcome the advice!
So let's have some fun...