The morning I sat down to write this ‘about’ page my thoughts turned into the colorful and chaotic heap of letters at the end of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
After 20 minutes or so of imagining Bill Martin Jr.’s twenty-six adorable illustrated letters slowly crushing my creativity to death, I heard the voice of Anne Lamott in my head say, “Letter by letter, Shar. Just take it letter by letter.”
So that’s what I did. Literally. Without any further ado, here is my semi-illustrated, somewhat entertaining about page:
The A to Z of Me
My birthday is July 23, 1982. Do the math. 🙂
B: Best Friend?
My husband. *insert awwww sounds here*
D: Dog Owner
Dottie is an English Bulldog. Pudge is a long-haired dachshund. Both of them make our home whole, hairy, and happily entertained.
E: Experienced Unschool Mom
I started home educating my kiddos back in 2007, mostly via unschooling.
F: Five Kids
You read that right. I have five kids. Crazy, huh? It’s actually pretty awesome.
Especially, herbs. I’m actually a certified herbalist, and use the herbs I grow and foraged for teas, tinctures, and other goodies for health and wellness.
H: Henna Artist
I’ve been dabbling with Henna off and on since 2010-ish. I’d love to do it more, but it’s been difficult getting it to “catch on” in my rural small-town community, even when I’ve offered doing it for free. Oh, well.
I: Insight Artist
This is what I consider my personal super power. The art of insight is the practice of intentional observation of self and surroundings to create curiosity, clarity, and confidence on this canvas called life.
Oh my gosh, where do I begin. I’m learning Japanese and love all things Japanese related. I’m even going to Japan in Sept. of 2017!!!!!
K: Kid at Heart
I appreciate a good sugar cereal, cartoons, fart jokes, and not taking life too seriously. I hope that never changes.
L: Lives in Michigan
M: Married Since 2000
To the same person, too. How ’bout that?
N: Not Sure What I’m Doing Most of the Time
But I do my best to roll with it and have fun. Like the time I thought I bought five dairy goats without knowing anything about dairy goats. Things always have a way of working out. And when they don’t, it’s certainly a good way to learn.
O: Okay with Dog Kisses
Most of the time, anyways.
P: (A Little) Peculiar
Okay, maybe more than just a little.
Q: (Sometimes) Quarrelsome
I’m working on it, though.
R: Recovering Approval Addict
And I don’t care that you know it.
S: Shower Singer
T: Trips Over My Own Feet
U: Unschool Mom
“When you get down to it, unschooling is just a fancy term for ‘life’ or ‘growing up uninstitutionalized.’ ~Grace Llewellyn
is my favorite color.
Y: Yields for Critters Crossing the Road
Z: Zoidberg Fan
“Woop, woop, woop!”