10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Me
- My pride and joy is my 25 year old daughter
She is a University Graduate with a Psych degree and her knowledge of my psyche and my life scares the crap out of me- But she doesn’t analyze me (too much) and she is unconditional and accepting of me and my weird choices in life. The thought that I was part of raising such a wonderfully strong young woman humbles me daily.
2. I am obsessed with Wonder Woman- but not Gal Gadot.
When I was 4, I had a red bathing suit and red knee socks that I wore almost daily to fight crime. I also had a yellow skipping rope and fashioned a tiara and bracelets out of stolen tin foil from my mom’s kitchen cupboard. I used to scale the CB Radio tower beside our house and perch on the roof, looking for criminals. My parents had no idea. I have been a collector of “all things WW” since I was a teenager and have shelves of merchandise and clothing. I adore and idolize Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman persona. Still on the fence about Gal.
3. When my ex husband and I had pets together I named them alphabetically. Also, my daughter, her dad and I are named alphabetically. (A, B and C)
My pets names were: Amigo, Basil, Capone, Dixie, Eddy, Flint, Gucci, Hugo, Ivan and Jake. When I get another pet, it’s name will start with a K -even though I am no longer married.
4. I have 13 piercings.
Each hole in my body represents an important event in my life. I often think of the series “13 Reasons Why” when I think of my piercings, however, they are all positive events.
5. I have 8 tattoos.
I always try to have an even number, so when I return for another, I will get 2. It’s just a thing I do for “balance”.
6. I have a passion for children
I work as a Child Care Licensing officer and conduct investigations and inspections in Daycares, Out of School Care Programs and Preschools. I ensure they are compliant and that children are safe. It is a deep, emotionally charged career, and I thrive at it.
7. I’m terrified of gorillas and birds, and elevators.
8. I put my father and his brother behind bars when I was 25
I talk about it often to educate people. I don’t talk about it because it defines who I am.
The Twisted Injustice of the #METOO Movement
I am aware that the #metoo Movement was SO 2017.
9. I deal with Anxiety and Depression-
Mostly I write about it, and use writing as a tool to help me with it. I also work out regularly and try not to medicate myself. I have been told that it is part of my genetics. My daughter also has it, so maybe there is truth to that. Some people say that they “suffer” from it. I refuse to let it take me down.
10. I turn 50 next March, but feel like I am 25.
When I was 25 I looked at 50 year old women with a shallow type of pity. Now I look at myself at almost 50 and cannot believe that I once thought it was the age where you are “old”. I still have the energy and flexibility I had when I was in my 20’s and am stronger and wiser than I was then.
BONUS: I am writing a novel for a client right now, and I will use a pen name: Marley Haus. She is my alter ego.