Last updated 11/15/2019.
I’m Jen. I’m a mother of two amazing children, a cat, and 2 amazing dogs.
I’m busy living my life to it’s fullest, putting my focus on my work, my children, my garden, my house, and my small business. 🙂
I’m a geek – but it’s ok – I’ll own it. I like technology, cars, camping, painting, comics, music, movies, photography, science and chemistry, travel, baking, exploring, and stomping around the house pretending to be a dinosaur with my son among a whole lot of other interests and talents.
I’m a leader in the technology industry and generally love my job – even if it brings it’s moments of crazy hours and high stress. It’s something that I’m fiercely proud of.
I’ve had a lot of experience with life’s ups and downs. Some would say, more than most. I’ve seen and been through a lot. Abuse, divorce, addiction, and depression. Grief is something I will likely continue to fight and struggle with for the rest of my life. No parent should ever have to bury their child…. but in my case… Ben has given me a reason to fight. I lost him 7 years ago, and although time has managed to help soothe that wound just a little, it’ll never fully heal. Instead – it’s a constant reason to look for the small miracles and little joys. To really live this life… even embracing the battles I take on. I do this for him, and my other 2 gifts and miracles. I’m fiercely loyal, silly and full of positivity and for the most part, that’s what I try and spread around.
This blog is my place to let my thoughts out – about whatever. It’s my one place to be honest with everyone – even myself. This blog is officially a safe zone – if I know you in real life and you read this blog – you cannot judge for what you read. If you find that you cannot do that – I suggest you don’t read. 🙂
For those who asked, the story of my son can be found here. Ben’s Story It is exerts from my journal during that time of my life. I share it because I know there are people out there who can learn from it. I share it because perhaps sharing when I’m in a place of healing will allow me to grow and move forward from it. I know there are people out there who are afraid to show their vulnerability to the world – and I’m sharing mine – as scary as that is – because maybe, it’ll make me stronger by doing so.
Trying to get to know me or understand how I think? I suggest you read any of the following posts (from old to new):
Happiness is just outside my window
Some things, we aren’t meant to understand
There’s an artform to being vanilla
Friendships and a leap of faith
Sleeping with nightmares, living with dreams
11 thoughts on “All About Me”
I am Divorcing Dad. Your comments have helped me, and I enjoy your blog.
🙂 Thank you! Happy to have you as a reader. Enjoyed your blog as well – I know how tough it is to be where you’re at. Hang in there hun.
Hi! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. Please check http://seekingsomepeace.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/nomination/ for details 🙂
Thanks for liking my post. Looks like we have a few things in common so I’ll definitely be reading along here!
You go girl!!!
Wonderful wonderful you. I adore your truth. Big time. XO j
Thanks for following Nutsrok. Love your site.
I love this post! I joined to share my thoughts on topics!
I love this post and do plan on following your blog. You are amazing and there is so much I can relate to you on. Please, keep posting and I am sorry about Ben. :”( I read the story and it brought a tear to my eye.
I have nominated you for the Liebster award yeah yeah – go on do it 😉 for the silly seattle in you x
Sounds like a great blog to release all of your thoughts. I look forward to reading them!