About

My name is Rachelle. Yes, like the Seinfeld episode.

Maybe the best picture ever taken of me (I had to scan it): age 27, no kids, profile pic for my imaginary dating site. It looks very scanned.

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.

Me and my sweetheart on a normal, frizzy day

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.

If you have enjoyed anything you’ve read here, come back sometime, share it, subscribe, follow me, tweet about it, put it on Facebook, like it, or comment with an “Amen,” or your violent disagreement with any of my opinions. Or don’t. That’s fine too.

email: rflinspiteofit@gmail.com

Twitter: @RichFullLife:

117 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello, just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog award. If you haven’t already received one before, see my blog for the requirements (although I certainly won’t hold you to those, especially since I haven’t followed all of the rules myself).

    • Thanks, Carrie! Blog awards make me the completely normal amount of happy (just kidding, they make my day, like most bloggers) HA! I appreciate it, and I will share it.

  2. Excuse me if I’m a little late here, but thanks so much for following my blog “Word Play – A Place For Pleasurable Procrastination”. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog as well. :-)

    • No worries :) very nice of you to even comment. No obligation to stick around if you don’t like mine, but I’ve seen a few of your posts and I think they are funny.

  3. Things I relate to: “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.”
    Can’t wait to start reading up on your blog.
    Best.

  4. Good luck with your writing career though I seriously doubt that you need one! :-)

    I really like your first photo. How cute you look!
    This is my first stop of your blog so I’ve got some browsing to do.
    Have a nice day!

  5. Hi there – found you via Ms Fonda, but what made me decide to click Follow was the hilarious Yeti Twitter comment – still making me chuckle now…Might just have to follow you on there as well!

    Oh and I love the Bacon post ;) Just off back to it to click the ‘Like’ button! :)

    J

    • Oh thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it, even the bacon post, which I’m feeling a little posting remorse about. Follow me on Twitter, I’ll follow you back–not sure I’m doing it right, but if it’s not for life jokes, I’m not sure what other purpose it will serve in mine :) Thanks for commenting!

  6. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I know this award thing is old hat to you, but I wanted to let you know just how much fun it’s been for me to read your blog!

    • Thank you so much! I wouldn’t say it is old hat, and I still very much enjoy the linking and awarding that goes on here at WordPress. Congratulations on yours, and I know that you will get them all as you keep writing!

  7. Hi Rachelle,
    I’m just here because I follow Crubin everywhere.
    And I’m following you because you are following me, which means I’m just a follower.
    Le Clown

    • I follow Crubin everywhere too, so you are in good company. I’ve also seen you around sweetmother’s blog and Posky’s so I’m a new fan, Le Clown, even if you didn’t follow me back.

  8. I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award, although it looks like you’ve already been nominated… so I guess that may be kind of awkward… Well, I guess now you’re nominated twice, congratulations :)

    • Well thank you very much! I always appreciate a good award, and I’m happy you’ve found my blog. Consider yours followed as well, and thank you again.

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    • Le Clown,
      I think I will be too honored to sleep again. Thank you very much–seriously, that means a lot to me. I assume I will have to step up my Carnie training to Fratellini level to stay in your good graces, but this does not deter my joy at all.
      Rachelle

  10. I’m loving your blog so far – you’re freaking hilarious. I feel like I’m listening to a good friend speak and I’m often nodding my head in agreement with whatever rant you’re on (I love a good rant!). So glad you were freshly pressed so that I could discover you.

  11. How many of these goofy blog chain awards are there and how come I haven’t gotten one yet? I’m kidding. Precious baby. Mine are 12 and 8. I’m not sure what happened there because I still feel like I am 12 even though I’m technically 36. Thanks for following my blog. I hope you like it. Like so many others I would like to publish something too, but I hear you have to actually send in submissions for that.

    • Right! I think we are participating in the biggest blog award chain ever created. I’ve heard that too, and that’s where I’m stuck. Oh yeah, and actually writing something complete. Looking forward to catching up on what I’ve missed by not knowing you until now :) Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Thanks, Rachelle! I always read your comments and enjoy your take on things. It’s nice to finally meet you. And yes, I will forever be pro-epidural! haha! By the way your daughter is BEAUTIFUL.

    • Thank you! I read so many of your comments that I honestly thought I was already following you, so I’m sorry it took me so long to get over to your neck of the woods. Looking forward to reading more from you!

  13. I have to say, this was one of the best “About” pages I’ve ever read. You do an excellent job of telling the world who you are and what they can expect from your blog.

  14. I was a stay-at-home mom and working artist (with clients!) and can now look back after almost 30 years, and tell my sons that every minute of every day was worth it. Be good to yourself every day and take the long view…it is the only one that matters

    • So true, the long view is the only one that matters. I’m glad that you are able to look back and tell them that. I have the same hope for my daughter, and I think it will be worth it! Thank you!

  15. A really great book to read is ” Wild’ written by Cheryl Strayed. Crazy as it seems , this book inspired me to leave my career after 16 years and start writing.. Another I am reading is Crazy Enough by Storm Large.
    Becki

    • Thanks for the recommendations! I’m always looking for new books, especially when they come recommended from other bloggers. Good for you for taking that leap!

  16. I’ve been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award, and I am now sharing the love with you… I think your blog is inspiring, well written and thoroughly worth reading, so I have nominated you for the award too: consider yourself a Very Inspiring Blogger! If you would like to accept the award, click on the following link to read the rules and the post in which you are listed: http://evaames.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    Congratulations!

  17. Hi Rachelle, Rachelle…I don’t like interviews either. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Your daughter is adorable. Anyone who has a child knows what it means to be tired. I’m home with my kids, too, and want to go back to work. Like you, I’m exploring this time trying to write!

    • Hi Bumble Flies! Interviews are the worst. It is a pleasure to meet you too, and I look forward to reading more from you. To writing explorations!

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  20. I have been searching around Word Press for days now and although I have no idea how to nominate you for an award on here, you have officially won the award of my favorite blogger on Word Press. Sure, its made up, but it feels good to give it to you. It feels right. Your posts make me laugh, but also I connect to them in a very real way. Thanks for putting you out there. I cannot wait to buy your book!!!

    • Thank you so much for this message. I’ve clicked over and followed your blog, so I’m looking forward to reading more from you.
      I appreciate this so much.

      • I am honored…and nervous, now that you are reading. A question. I mentioned you in a post but I really wanted to link so people could click RFL and go to your post. Is there a way to do that and do you mind if I do that?

      • Don’t be nervous at all! I will come check out your post soon! And yes, of course, any time you want to link is fine. In the toolbar there is a button for it (looks like a figure 8), just copy the URL for any post you want to link to, click that button and paste the link. Easy, peasy…hope that makes sense :)

  21. You have a very nice way of introducing yourself and I rather like your Space so I will be clicking on the follow option at the end of this comment, if you feel like a bit of a change just rap on my gates and I will give you access to my Private site, it is a friendly atmosphere but do watch out for the snarling Werewolf :) Have a fun evening and rest of week :)

    Andro

  22. Hi Rachelle, thanks for following us. I thought you were already following us, but I guess it was me following you. I must admit I totally lose track between the two. Anyway I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, and I enjoy the story of yours.
    Cheers
    Alison

    • I thought I was too, but then people I thought I was following show up in the app as not being on my followed list so I hit it again. I hate technology sometimes. Aggh!!! I’m here now or back again now. Sheesh!

  23. I never thought I’d come across a blog that referenced “Rochelle, Rochelle”, and I couldn’t be happier to have found yours. George Costanza didn’t rewind the tape after all!

    I clicked that “follow” button like it was my job!

    Much success!
    -Andrew

  24. I’ve stumbled into your blog just by chance and got caught by the title. Learning to leave our lives in spite of it is something hard (I’m going through that process now), but I think your grandma was right. I loved this post! Nice, sweet, makes me want to read more. I’m currently working (translating) so I just say hi for now and add you to my brand new blog to keep track of your writing (and note some tips to make my blog likeable like yours ;>).

    Saludos desde Argentina.

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  27. Crap. I’ve been avoiding writing anything on my About page. I was hoping to gain my legion of devoted fans that would go out and buy my (still imaginary) books without subjecting myself to the torture of trying to present myself as interesting (but not pretentious), funny (but not stupid), and thoughtful (but not a boring jackass). Torture. But I like yours. A lot. So maybe they’re not as useless as I told myself they were…
    – Kit

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