Hi all, my name is Michelle and welcome to my rockin’ blog! I am a random, often sarcastic, lover of rock music, the color purple, coffee, wine, tattoos, vampires, video games, and of course, my boys! I have two awesome little men (though my oldest is taller than me now) who have taught me so many things about, well, so many things! My oldest has High Functioning Autism and my youngest has ADHD.
My rockin blog covers a range of different topics. Autism and ADHD are among them. I also write about mental illness, music, and whatever randomness pops into my scattered brain.
I am a firm believer that having a disability doesn’t have to prevent a person from living his or her life. While I have struggled with my own issues, I have also somehow managed to raise my kids fairly unscathed. I believe in taking action and working to make a difference, even if that difference is a small one. I strive to think positive by knowing my own strengths and the strengths of my boys. Work to make yourself a better person tomorrow than you were yesterday. Even when I am at my darkest, I never give up and I never stop learning. Honestly, I think it’s just not in my DNA. I work towards living a happy and healthy life and show that there are so many possibilities out there for my kids.
Hense, the start of my rockin blog!
But I don’t raise them alone. While my marriage may not have worked out, my ex-husband and I have a successful co-parenting relationship that apparently many people don’t really understand and that is okay. You don’t have to. What’s important is that my boys have two loving parents who will do anything for them and will always be there for them. We both agree that the best thing either of us did was create such awesome human beings!
Apart from being a mother, I enjoy hiking, swimming, and cardio kickboxing. I love being out in nature enjoying the many miraculous gifts this beautiful planet gives us. When I’m not outside and not busy with the kiddos, I play video games, watch horror movies, and write. I love to write creative fiction. In fact, my favorite genre is horror/fantasy. I am an avid reader too! I mean, really. You should see my book shelf. I actually need to buy another one! I am an insightful, but complicated person. Not religious but I am spiritual. I almost majored in Psychology while in College because of my fascination with the human mind. Instead, I got my BA degree in Child Advocacy Studies. History is a passion of mine but within the past few years I have developed an interest in Science.
Most recently I have gotten into Yoga and Meditation. It has really helped me keep my sanity. You will come across a few posts on mindfulness while exploring my blog. You are welcome to browse your way through so sit back and enjoy!
So, if you are a mom (or dad) who is a parent looking for some inspiration or just to hear something random and maybe funny, I welcome you to read my rockin’ blog and don’t forget to comment. I love having productive, fun, and thoughtful discussions with people.
Thanks so much for reading!