My name is Rachelle. Yes, like the Seinfeld episode.
If a reference to Rochelle, Rochelle is your first comment to me, I’m probably going to assume that you have a good sense of humor, and might even be funny yourself. If this is your first comment to me after I introduce myself at a job interview, I’m going to laugh uncomfortably and then start wondering about what kind of porn you’re into; I will then turn bright red and stammer like an idiot throughout the interview and make you uncomfortable with my discomfort (that would happen anyway because I’m horrible at interviews). You will then proceed to not offer me the job. True story.
I’m 34 years old, and married with one daughter. I am blessed to be able to stay at home with her right now. Yes, I get bored, and yes I will return to work.
I have a BBA in Finance that I’m still paying for but not using in any significant way right now.
Like many bloggers, I want to be a writer. I’m practicing writing in a public forum and trying to build an audience so when I finish my first book, I can add my amazing blog followers to my otherwise empty writer’s résumé. I’m sure this will make my queries better and agents will fight to represent me.
I will probably go back to school for something more practical in the near future, but I have some time to chase the dream right now.
What qualifies me to write about what I’m writing about?
Women’s Issues: I have the lady parts. I know a little something about the things that some women think about. I also attended junior high. I’m not sure those scars ever really leave us, but they don’t have to define any of us. I would never claim to speak for all women—I’m just making observations and voicing opinions, mostly about my own experiences.
Parenting: I squeezed out one child after an epidural and 20 hours of labor. I don’t think this makes me an expert on anything (except how very much in favor I am of epidurals), and some might say I have no idea what I’m talking about until I experience life with more than one child. I would respectfully disagree with anyone who thinks my opinion is any less valid, but concede that I probably don’t know what tired really feels like yet.
Books: I read a lot of them. I have opinions about them that I will occasionally share.
Humor: I watch a lot of comedy, listen to a lot of comedy radio, and read a lot of funny books and blogs. I’m probably not nearly as funny as I think I am, and I quote a lot, but I have no desire to try stand-up, so I’m not really concerned about this. I’m shy and introverted and funny things happen to me daily because of this awkwardness, so I write about them.
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