LDS Singles

Thriving and Growing as an LDS Single

Why Me?

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I would never set myself before you, intentionally, as an expert on being single. What do I think I am good at, and why am I starting this blog?

I’ve been disabled for a looong time. Since my mission, actually. And, let’s just say that I graduated from high school in the 90’s (won’t tell you yet which year, maybe you’ll guess as you read my blogs), but trying to work for the past eight years since my divorce and not being able to has not been fun for me. Neither has trying to find a job I can do from home that will work with my disability. So.

A friend challenged me to write down the things I am good at (also can be a challenge, give it a try and try to remain humble) 😉 and said that he was confident that I could figure something out. He is quite the entrepreneur, and I was impressed with the questions he was asking. What do I like to do, and what am I good at? How might I be able to turn those good qualities into a job? I love to network, and I love people, and even if I can’t remember names, I do have an odd talent for remembering what people are good at and what they do for a living. I love talking with people and hearing their highly varied opinions on things. (My niece tells me that I know someone who does just about everything. But I don’t know any former KGB agents or zookeepers. I would like to meet both.) This led me here. It’s a little bit of a longer story than that, but not much, really.

I also have two kids. And an ex-husband. But he has a wife that I like a lot, and thanks to all our good fortune, I think we’re all mucking along as best we can. My daughter said, about five years ago when her Dad got remarried, “when will we get a step-dad?” As if, of course, it’s the easiest thing in the world to a five year old. (Secretly I think it was mostly because she’d discovered the joy of being spoiled by the new addition of step-grandparents, but I’m okay with that!) I am glad that my ex found someone when he did, and although I admit freely that I wish I’d had someone around to rub my head and play with my hair last week while I had bronchitis, I am perfectly happy waiting until a rather nice, nerdy guy comes along who is okay with my own brand of imperfection and thinks my kids are almost as cute as I think they are.

So, here I hope to gather information from other smart and wise people I know (any zookeepers out there?) and experiences from LDS Singles from Moscow to South Africa to Fiji to Huntington Beach to…..Provo, of course, and see how many ways we can help each other through the sharing of our own lives. With great love and not too much criticism. The end.

And will I actually make anything off the advertisers for this blog? I don’t know. But I’m looking forward to blogging anyway, and it will give me something to do other than just trying to finish the classes I’m taking.

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Author: pickleclub1971

I'm a single mom of 2: a Southern CA native, who transplanted to Utah 4 years ago. I have one 18 year old who is off to the Ivy League, and one 14 year old who is in high school. I served an LDS Mission to Southern France and I’ve also lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, Idaho, Northern Arizona, and New Hampshire. I love 80’s music, classical music, choral music, playing the piano, singing, speaking what French I still remember, and talking about history and music with whomever will listen. I love that my kids are better at math than I was at their age. (But they still get frequent historical references from me…anyone familiar with Ducky from NCIS? He’s that kind of medical examiner, I’m that kind of mom.) My kids also think I know all the lyrics to all the songs from the 80’s, mainly because I’m good at making them up and faking it when I don’t know. Sometimes they catch me. I’m currently disabled with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). I want to get better (of course) and be an advocate for trauma survivors and others with mental illnesses. I like people in general. I suffer from the delusion that I can make everyone my friend, but of course that isn’t possible: but I still believe that the world can be a better place.

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