Who Am I? Why Do You Care?

I am a woman on a journey. Where I'll end up is yet to be discovered.

Who Am I? A Little Back Story

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I am a woman on a journey.  Where am I going?  That has yet to be decided.  Who I am personally is a divorced woman in her early forties.  I am vertically challenged.  Yeah, I think that’s a dumb term too.  I’m short.  Really short.  I’m a bit overweight (and yes, using the term “a bit” does in fact make me feel better.  Don’t judge me. ), out of shape, and, I’m learning, have ADD.  I am mother to a beautiful, intelligent, creative spirit that lights up my world.  She just turned eleven and has ADHD, anxiety disorder, a black hole where her self esteem should be, unparalleled sarcastic wit, and eyes that see humanity in ways that astound me.  Intuitive and bright, I am proud to be her mom.

I am a knitter, a baker, a singer (but only in the church choir and shower!), mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.  I am an avid reader and a writer.  I’ve loved books always and do not remember a time when a fresh pad of paper and well sharpened number two pencils weren’t my best friends.  I’ve dreamed of being a writer for most of my life.  For a living I work in a restaurant owned by my sister and brother in law.  They have been a God-send.  I don’t work a lot of hours and it’s hard to make ends meet, but as single mom to a child with severe anxiety issues, I needed to be home in the afternoons and evenings.  We make it work.  Am I jealous sometimes of the women my age that have careers?  Maybe not jealous, but I have allowed myself to feel inadequate more than once.  I refuse to feel that way any longer.  If people look down on me because I am a waitress (GASP!!), then that is their problem and not mine.

Have I mentioned I have Social Anxiety Disorder and when around people I am an awkward mess?  I am a FANTASTIC person, but believe me, if we are introduced at a party you won’t stick around long enough to find out.  Oh.  Wait.  we won’t be introduced because I wouldn’t go to the party even if I WAS invited.

The journey I am on is life.  I am on a path of self discovery, weight loss, parenting, coping with ADD and anxiety, as well as a journey to discover new hobbies, books and realize my own writing dreams.  I may be random at times, but I invite you to hang out with me here and join my travels.  I’ll share about whatever life brings my way; ideas, tips, tricks, momentary flashes of brilliance as well as lessons learned the hard way.  I’ll try to laugh often, but I won’t promise to never cry.

I want to delve into what makes us human.  How do we set priorities? How do we see ourselves and the world? I want to tackle the tough days and share the awesome ones and maybe, somewhere, someone else is struggling and will feel a little less alone.

Join my journey and follow me on Twitter @KristiLazzari and like my Facebook page for blog updates as well as more random musings.

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Author: kristilazzari

I am a happily divorced mom and writer from rural Alabama. My daughter and I live off the beaten path with a spoiled rotten Flat Haired Retriever that believes herself to be a lap dog. Books are my passion, my day job keeps the lights on.

8 thoughts on “Who Am I? A Little Back Story

  1. This is an amazing first post! I love how you add so much of your personality into your words. Looks like you are on the start of an amazing journey of self discovery and I can’t wait to read how it all goes!
    Have fun with your blog and keep on putting yourself out there!
    And, if you find out what makes us human, please do share : )

  2. Agreed! You are an amazing person. No doubt wherever your journey takes you, we will be there to support you. Can’t wait to keep reading!

  3. Thank you Sandy. I think I’ve had some pretty amazing examples! Thanks for always rooting for me.

  4. yes, you are a truly FANTASTIC person, and may I add AMAZING….I am proud you are writing, and I can’t wait to read every little letter you write

  5. Silly girl, you are never alone. I am with you to the end.

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