Welcome to my fifth attempt to write about about me and my blog’s purpose. I can write about the weird events that happen in my day, the random thoughts I have, and I could even hold a discourse of whether or not we really exist on the head of the pin. Except, if you ask me to tell you about myself, I draw a blank. When I’m at conferences and we go around the room to introduce ourselves, I mentally freak out. What will I say? Isn’t my name tag that says, “Hi! My Name Is Amy” enough? Couldn’t we have a discussion about a book instead?
So here goes: I’m Amy. I started a blog because a woman I admire at my book club kept mistakenly introducing me as the “one who has a blog.” So, I might as well make this statement true. I’m also known as the “quiet one”, and you know what they say about “quiet ones”– we’re the ones watching others for good material to put in our blogs.
To counteract the quiet, I married Steve, a drummer with a loud, clear voice which really helps because I’m hard of hearing. We are ruled by two cats, Toby and Molly, and we voluntarily do not have children (there’s a limit on the noise that I want in my life, and have you seen some of the kids’ toys out there? Why would anyone give a two-year old a karaoke machine?).
While Molly would like my life to revolve around her, instead it revolves around teaching. Five years ago I left sales and followed my instincts to teaching high school English. Life has never been the same since. Working with kids is very rewarding (although there are a few who remind me that not having children is a Good Thing), and I’m lucky to work in a school with a supportive staff and administration. The rest of my time is spent reading, writing blogs and poetry, walking, traveling, getting together with my friends, and cooking.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings, and I appreciate any comments or feedback.