Thank You

Over 3 years ago my husband mentioned that maybe I’d like twitter.

“Twitter? What is that?”

“It’s social media.  Like Facebook”

Considering I wasn’t on Facebook, that didn’t really help me.  Twitter just sounded cooler than Facebook, so that night I set up an account.

Hmm.  I wonder if he regrets suggesting that to me?

It was love at the first 140.

For the first year, I tweeted to myself.

I didn’t know what the @ button was.  I never checked it.  I just kept plugging away with my 140 thoughts and noticed that I had a few followers.

One day I decided to click that “@” thing and noticed that people were tweeting TO me.  Like conversation.

OH!  NOW IT GET IT.

Through new found conversation, people on twitter kept asking where my blog was.

This was hilarious to me.  A)  I don’t write.  B) I got a C in college English 103.

That combo didn’t exactly scream “Put paragraphs together!”

After some encouragement from people, many listed here, I would try this blog thing.

And that brings me to today.

Tonight I will stand on a stage to read words that I put together.

Words that would have never been put together without her.

Words that didn’t exist before my rambling daily 140’s.

Words that continued on this blog of mine that you may read.

Words that are possible for me to share because Ann Imig created the Listen to your Mother show.

Three years ago, there was no way I would have seen this in my future.

The love, support, and words of encouragement have been overwhelming.

And it’s amazing.

Thank You.

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And a special thank you to the producers Melisa, Tracey, and the cast who each are beyond amazing.

My show spotlight here

 

Going For It.

It’s not often that I wake up to write.   Often being never.

But today is different.

A few years ago I had heard of this amazing idea of getting women together to listen to their words.

Words written on Motherhood.

Last year, I watched the video’s that were posted on the few cities that it was in.

I laughed, cried, and most importantly- was inspired.

I’ve been a stay at home mom for 9 years.  Through these years I’ve worn many hats.

I’ve conquered laundry mountain.  Ok, only once but it was rough I tell you.

I’ve landscaped the land with precision.

I’ve played contractor to the many, many projects I have started.

The one constant through all of that has been motherhood.

When I heard that the Listen to your mother production was coming to Chicago, I knew I was going to audition for it.

I had to.

I knew that there were going to be a range of pieces from humor to dramatic.

I’m not really “known” for my dramatic writing.    Something about having feelings or something.

Anyways.

I put together something that was me.   And when the day came?  I was nervous.  NERVOUS people.

If you know me, I’m not exactly a nervous person.

I took this as an indication of how much I wanted this.

Sometimes nervous lets you know you’re doing something different.  You’re going  beyond the boundaries.   You’re doing something great.

So I auditioned.

And they picked me along with some really great writers.

I am truly honored to be part of this.

I hope you will come see me.