I live in Atlanta, own a few businesses that I run, and work in social media marketing. I’m sarcastic by nature, but I’m trying to get better. Raised in the biggest city in The South, I’m more city girl than southern flower. I drive like an Atlantan (we’re some mean mother-truckers, y’all), eat like a hippie, dance for fun when I can, and am a
bit lot of a grammar nazi. I like gardening. Gardening does not like me. I abhor discussing politics and religion, but that’s probably because it’s so painful to do when you’re a blue fish in a red sea. I’m terrible at Buddhism, but I intend to keep trying.
My alias here is Mary Sue. I use it because it chimes with me and my sense of humor about the innate hubris of having a blog. Here, you see what I want to display. My cyber-self is never real and never completely honest. I’m always trying to fashion a better version of myself here. I just try to keep that in mind.
My Freebie Five list is as follows: 1) Nathan Fillion, 2) Daniel Craig, 3) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 4) Justin Timberlake, and 5) Robert Downey, Jr.
I really enjoy blogging and writing, and hope to do much more of it as the years continue. It’s my outlet and my chance to soar outside of my own head. I have several people who inspire me, and push me to be a better writer. I follow their blogs on this site and try to mimic them without outright copying. If I’d cared this much about writing in 11th grade English Lit, I’d have owned that class! (Apologies to Mrs. Prante at Tucker High.)
I tend to get my spiritual and moral enlightenment from TV shows like Buffy, Firefly, The Daily Show, Ken Burns documentaries, On Being with Krista Tippett, and Broadway musicals. Improv comedy is my drug of choice. Reading is not something I get to do much of right now. I like being outdoors, but hate being cold. I’m a mediocre student whenever I’m doing something not intrinsically motivating. After being married for a few years now, I find that the complexities of this life still surprise me. I think I always figured that a few pieces of broad, sage advice would work for most any situation. It’s a strange world sometimes.
Watching my new child grow is a great adventure. Having said that, I’m not too shy about the incredibly difficult sides of parenthood and marriage; I frequently wonder if I’m cut out to be a mom/wife at all. Time will tell. In the meantime, this is my therapy couch. I talk out loud to myself a lot, and I think that’s normal and healthy. Now some of those thoughts can spill over onto the Internets, where they will live forever…or at least until the sun explodes.