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An Independent Queen

A Queen’s reign is a complicated, majestic monarchy best ruled by an independent empress. Or so I’ve decided as Queen of Words. 🙂 Actually, I just liked how regal and pretentious the first sentence sounded and it made me giggle to write it; plus I thought it would be a funny way to start this post.

This blog has only been active for a couple months and I’m so excited to see how many different people are visiting my site! I really didn’t know who would care to read this and it also didn’t matter as I really was just doing this for a creative outlet. But now I realize how diverse my audience is (hey, South America! hey, Europe!!)

It made me realize, most of these people don’t know me. I figured now would be a good time to introduce myself.independent

So I thought I would share some truths I hold to be self-evident (haha! I feel very presidential writing words reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence):

  1. Speaking of independence, I’m an independent woman. I tell it like it is (or at least like it is for me), I’m not afraid to do things alone and I like to handle things myself. My oft-used phrase is “I take care of my own problems.” This article (has a few typos, but) nails the whole independence thing on the head if you’re interested in more attributes of the independent types like me.
  2. I’m loud. I don’t mean to be. I just am. Not just my speaking voice (my inside voice is the same decibel as a parent yelling from the sidelines of a little league game), but the way I walk, opening and closing doors, my ability to drop just about everything in my hands causing it to crash down. I try, I really do, to be quieter, but I swear, the harder I try to be quiet, the louder I am. It’s a curse. I blame my DNA. My paternal grandmother was super loud too.
  3. My new role model is Iris Apfel. Check out my recent review of her new book and you’ll understand why.
  4. I’m human. Sometimes I say the wrong thing or my tone is off, sometimes I make mistakes and sometimes I’m just tired and need a break. Some people have found fault with the qualities mentioned and I’m sorry my humanity is so inconvenient for them. Believe me, I hate the mistakes as much as anybody, but it’s just the way it is.
  5. My heart is genuine, loving and sincere. No matter how many mistakes I’ve made, remember this above all.

The Queen has spoken!