Wife. Mom. Boss. Friend. Special Needs Parent. Business Owner. Snarky Bitch.

We all have many titles and descriptions.

I am a hard-working woman who loves fiercely but also doesn't allow any bullshit. I expect a lot from others because I give so much of myself to them.

This is straight-talk about loving the life you live from a know-it-all who is a true empath. I'm loyal to a fault. I love a belly laugh, a hug, and real talk with my best girls.

I'm a people-person who at times needs to veg in my bed all alone when the world has taken the heart on my sleeve and twisted it until it's no longer recognizable, which can happen more than I care to admit.

I'm also a born leader.

Even though I'm a "middle child" I do not exhibit any of the classic behaviors as I am steadfast, determined, ready to lend a hand, and I am outgoing and social. Feel free to ask my siblings, though I doubt they'll tell the truth, the big liars.

I have been described as "intimidating" by others and I choose to believe it's because they don't know how to handle a strong woman. Of course, that label has become a source of pride for me.

Not everyone measures up. <shrug>

My family consists of Joel (husband who does everything he can to support his family and show me his love every day), Jamie (adult son with autism and cerebral palsy), Riley (teenage daughter who is too smart for her own good), Abby (pound puppy, Dachshund/Jack Russell mix), Beauregard von Wigglepaws (standard poodle puppy) and me (40-something woman who vacillates between wanting to be taken care of like a kept woman and wanting to run the entire damn world because nobody knows how to do it right).

I work through my depression and anxiety through lots of prayer and introspection, venting to my husband and best friends (that means you, dear Reader!), creating and sharing snarky posts on FB and IG, and when it calls for it hiding under my pillow. My friends have encouraged me throughout these struggles to write about them and share how I keep my life moving forward.

If you're still with me through all of this bullshit, God bless you. <3 B.


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