So, who am I? I’m a writer secretly disguised as a public school teacher. I spend my days desperately trying to teach unappreciative youths to enjoy, or at least tolerate the written word. When I get home, I transform into Frustrated Writer Girl. My true identity cannot be known, otherwise I might jeopardize the safety of all around me.
Seriously, I’m an English teacher, mom, and lover of books and movies who spends a lot of her free time hanging out in a local coffee shop with my friends, despite my absolute hatred of actual coffee. I recently finished writing my first novel, which some of my nearest and dearest are reading and giving me feedback on. One day I hope to actually see it bound on a bookshelf or two. I’m also working on a book of vignettes and have a ton written and a theme, but haven’t quite figured out how to order them or tie them all completely together yet (plus, I think I need a few more). I go off on tirades constantly about my students, entertainment and people in general, which is probably what a lot of my posts will be about. I grew up in a pretty darn religious household and then moved into a really non-religious one, so I also have a lot of childhood baggage to complain about. Usually I would have sworn there, but as I’m doing the mom thing, I’m trying to cut down on that.
And I love chocolate. And I do mean LOVE chocolate. In a way that most people probably consider a little unhealthy. Me, I think of it more like a pure joy of life. While I may consume copious amounts of it and can be satisfied with the cheap stuff, I’m always on the look out for new chocolate products to try, which is why I’ve started Chocolate Mondays. Every Monday I bring you a new review of a chocolatey treat.
Oh, and, I don’t actually like beets at all.