I always find that writing an “about me” piece is awkward. I never know how to start it off, or what to include. What does anyone want to know about me, anyway?
So here’s the lowdown: I’m Lisa, well into my 40s, married, and busy raising seven kids, ranging from teenager all the way down to baby. I’m not part of some weird religious cult that believes in procreating to the nth degree; the truth is, I never set out to have this many kids, and half of them were surprises (I know – you’d think we would catch on to how this happens!) I’m a stay-at-home mom, which I have mixed feelings about, who adores her kids, but let’s be honest: they run me ragged. At least they give me plenty of material to write about.
Michael is my husband. He is an attorney, a musician, a Little League coach, and a cancer survivor; he was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in 2009 and went through a year of grueling treatment. He has been in remission for three and a half years as of this writing.
Kevin is our oldest; he’s in high school. Joey is #2 and a baseball fanatic. Annabelle and Daisy are next; they’re twins. Then comes Lilah. Finn is #6 and he has Down syndrome. Scarlett is the baby and was our biggest surprise of all. I try to respect my family’s right to privacy when I write, but I admit that it’s sometimes a fine line between what’s off limits and what’s game.
Writing is a passion of mine – it’s part of me. In these pages, I rave, I rant, I ruminate, and I advocate. I write for me, and hopefully in the process I offer something to those of you who grant me the honor of reading what I write, whether it be something to think about, something to talk about, something to relate to, or something to laugh about. Sometimes I piss people off with what I write. No matter what, I am committed to staying true to myself.
As for me, well, you can read a little about the road I’ve traveled in these interviews I did on Aberration Nation: