Thanks to those of you who did you homework assignment this weekend and sent in two to three lines ( not PAGES, as I apparently misspoke) about yourselves. Wonderful reading for me over the weekend. I am accumulating some informal data for a Chaos Chronicles-related project. I thought I’d share some of the preliminary findings with all of you…
Who is The Chaos Crew?
We are married, singles, and divorced.
We have no kids, some kids, nieces and nephews, and fur kids.
One of us has kids in college and in kindergarten.
We are mothers, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers.
And, I know we have some dads, brothers, and uncles out there… but I haven’t heard from them yet!
We live in big cities, small cities, and Nebraska.
We live in Canada, England, Australia and rural Iowa.
We work outside the home full time, part-time, or no time. Or we spend our time looking for work.
We have doctors, teachers, systems analysts, medical code specialists, homemakers, mechanical engineers, commercial real estate bakers, athletic trainers, lawyers, and former lawyers/now sports video producers amongst us.
Coaches and mentors and counselors, too.
We volunteer like crazy, racking up Top Volunteer Vwards, running entire Recreation Program, being Girl Scout leaders, backstage moms and coaching sports.
We have taken up snowshoeing, play tennis, walk like madwomen and do yoga. We play duplicate bridge, enjoy wine, and wear clogs. We craft, hike, and enjoy more wine.
We take care of our kids, our parents, our communities, and our many pets.
One of us lost 77 pounds last year, including losing weight on a Royal Caribbean cruise.
One of us is volunteering at an orphanage in Vietnam to celebrate her 40th birthday.
One of us feels enormous pressure to work outside the house.
One of us is called Mama D by her students.
One of us recently won the Funniest in Her Pod Award at work.
One of us is adopting a baby from Korea.
And we all need to laugh– at ourselves and our lives. Mainly, at ourselves!
Add your own profile. Just two to three lines! Thanks, Chaos Crew. Even more than ever, I feel like I am amongst friends.
Embracing my Chaos, Lian