After I had my son in September my sister-in-law gave me a gift. She gave me a journal titled A Mother’s Heritage, A Loving Keepsake For Your Children by Ellie Claire. This is different from your every day journal in that instead of an empty canvas for you to free write, it has the topics and questions laid out for you. I like it because it prompts you to share insight to who you are that you may have never shown otherwise. Most of these questions are dealing with topics that, unless my children actually asked, I don’t think I would have jumped up and shared.
Well no matter how much I like the journal I only actually filled in one days worth of answers. I can’t even say I didn’t have the time, because I have made time to write on this blog, keep our home pretty clean, keep up with laundry, attend play dates and ensure quality-time with my husband … oh yeah and watch over, protect, shelter, raise and entertain a new born. No, I think what it is, is that I just do not enjoy writing stuff down anymore. Typing has become so much easier, and you know what, you can’t misplace the Internet … but I’m sure somewhere down the road in the rocky future ahead this journal will get tossed around and stuffed in a box somewhere never to be seen again for years. I also foresee a future where reading books and articles and such online will be the more accepted norm … oh wait … it pretty much already is.
So I had the ingenious plan to just start a series of blog posts here to answer the questions posed in the journal. That way I can share with my readers some insight about who I am and provide an opportunity for you guys to share about who you are also. It will also provide a way for my children, no matter where and when they are to be able to access this information as they please.
The first question (which I actually already answered in the journal): When I grew up I always wanted to be …
An International Spy. Watching movies and reading books about investigations, undercover operations and criming fighting always seemed fun and exciting. I studied criminal justice in college and even got my masters in it. I still dream of becoming a spy one day.