If you are visiting from the Influence network I am so glad you stopped by. If you are a regular reader today you get to learn (or be reminded of) a little bit about me. Oh and go check out the influence network, especially if you are a fellow blogger.
I have been a part of the influence network since January when it officially launched. I don’t really have a lot of time these days to really get all that I can from it, but even the few times I have used the forums I have felt so unbelievable blessed. I saw the link up for members and I have been dying to get my post up there and start meeting more lovely ladies, but life is crazy right now so I am a few days behind. Here it is, finally…
Three things about me
One: I am a mama to my beautiful little girl Millie and a full-time Biology teacher. My life is beyond busy right now and I have recently put blogging on the back burner so I can put my family and my job first. As much as I would love to be a stay at home mama, it isn’t in the cards for us right now, so I will wake up every morning at 5:30 and ask God to give me grace to get through just one more day. Then I will do it again the next day. God is good like that though…
Two: I live in New England where I am pretty convinced most people think blogging is weird and crazy (or they have never heard of it… I mean how many New England bloggers do you know, not how many Arizona or California bloggers do you know? See what I mean?), but I love it here despite the cold winters and overly ambitious people. The ocean is only 3 miles from my house and the little seaport towns are charming, even when it is 5 degrees outside. Some days I wish I lived in sunny Florida but I am not sure I could give up my New England autumn.
Three: I love to run and read at the same time. Okay really I love to run and listen to books at the same time. It is the best of both worlds. The only challenge is not laughing out loud as you run by strangers while you listen to Bossy Pants being read by Tina Fey.
One thing I’ve learned from the influence network:
I am influential and so are you. We just have to choose wisely how we are going to influence others.
Honestly that is the most important thing I have gained from it. I sometimes forget that my influence is not just about my blog and the few people who read it, it is about how I interact with my husband, my daughter my colleagues, my students and the women at the Target check out line on a daily basis. Each decision I make impacts the way I influence others and the influence network has helped and encouraged me to think more about what my actions and words are saying to others.