I am a clinical social worker and substance abuse counselor in Lubbock, Texas. I love my job. I love my family. I have the greatest friends on the planet. I believe that many things in life can be vastly improved, if not cured, by laughter. I am afraid of clowns, birds, fire, cockroaches, giant windmills, mimes, balloons, and giant sinkholes. I love words – I love to read them, study them, listen to them, write them, speak them, and rearrange the letters in them to make other words, preferably of 7 letters. My favorite food is toast. I recently switched from Dr. Pepper to Coke Zero, and this was difficult for me, but I have adjusted. I am an extrovert and love to be around people, but I also require a lot of downtime, preferably on my couch with my blanket and a cat. I love music and have an internal soundtrack playing in my head almost all of the time. I grew up in the 80′s and loved it. I am in recovery. This has proven to be one of the greatest blessings in my life, though I never could have predicted that it would work out that way. I love to organize, alphabetize, and color-code things. I have very poor time-management skills and a total lack of self-discipline when left to my own devices, so I over-compensate with a teeny tiny bit of obsessive-compulsive behavior. My relationship with Jesus is the defining and single most important thing in my life. I have a complete inability to refrain from spending $150 every time I go to Target. I am somewhat of a grammar snob – I try not to be, but my mother is an English teacher and she genetically predisposed me AND environmentally nurtured my grammarsnobbery, so it’s pretty much out of my hands. I was a collegiate tennis player, but am now a struggling runner. More struggling than runner. I am the mother of 2 precious cats, including one who is pretty much human, but I try not to be the previously-engaged-but-never-married-cat-person. Okay I am that person. I collect Swatch watches – the plastic kind. Unfortunately, my watch collection has no bearing whatsoever on my ability to be on time. I am most likely late for something right now.
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