My entire adult life, I have entertained my friends, co workers and family with stories. They even periodically make requests – “Evelyn, tell us the story again about how your son wiped his butt on the couch…” is probably a top 10 request.
Several girl night outs have included the rumination about eventually putting these stories to text, and eventually “writing that book” that I have talked about for 20 years. I run into a friends I haven’t seen since my days at Enron (yes, that Enron) and they ask “Did you write that book yet?”.
I want to finally tell them yes.
So this blog is a way to get my stories out there, and be a platform for my gift of storytelling.
As I have told my stories over the years, my most rewarding moment is when I get text messages like:
“Thank you, I feel so much better.”
“My sides still hurt.”
“I will never be able to look at your couch the same way again.”
Life is hard. Rearing children is hard. Being a wife, mom, professional accountant and then management consultant and business owner is stressful. Many days there seems to be nothing funny about it.
We all need to laugh, and we can use the gift of finding humor in a moment, to be in that moment with ease. To connect with our kids, husband, friend, co-worker, or pet. I want to help women everywhere, who share my sarcastic, irreverent view of the “normal” (whatever the hell that is) to find a reason to giggle or smile. And maybe let go of the stress, just a little.
I am a 45 year-old Christian, native Texan, married for 24 years (yes – child bride), mother of two boys, 18 and 16 (so no, I didn’t ‘have’ to get married), Aggie, with deep southern white trash roots, minister’s daughter, CPA, former Enron employee, yoga enthusiast, business partner, public speaker, artist, genealogist, and budding author. Welcome to my little corner of the internet.