Monday, April 1, 2013

A to Z Blog Challenge: All About Me

So many possible topics came to mind for the letter A post today.  Apologies, addiction, autism, adultery, Argyle (tiny town where I grew up), adulthood...all things that I could write quite freely about, but none that seemed quite right for a first post for the A to Z Challange.  I'm guessing that most of the people who will be reading this blog for the next month, and hopefully longer, will be people that don't know anything about me.  That thought led me to the topic I chose for today...All About Me.  Here are some random things about me that will hopefully help you get to know me, at least a little bit!

  • I was born in northern New Jersey, grew up in the eastern part of New York, and now live in the western part of New York.
  • I have an undergraduate degree in Speech Language Pathology and a graduate degree in Special Education.
  • I have a 3 year old daughter named Brynn, who is the love of my life!
  • In my spare time, I enjoy doing counted cross stitch, scrapbooking, and photography.
  • I have worked with people of all ages, from 18 months to 84, with varying disabilities.  My favorite group to work with was children with autism.  I think I learned as much from them as they learned from me!
  • I have 3 tattoos, all of which can be covered in professional settings.
  • I am 38 years old, and starting to worry about turning 40 in 2014.

I guess that's enough for now, as I should get back to doing some work this morning! 

14 comments:

  1. Perfect beginning for the A-Z challenge! Your photo of your daughter is breathtaking....so darling and sweet. Lucky you! See you tomorrow!
    Kathe at #1430

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    1. Thanks, Kathe! This is one of my all-time favorite photos of her!

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  2. Don't worry about turning 40 ~ embrace it! :) (this from someone who at 42 is traumatized at the thought of turning 50). Nice to virtually meet you!

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  3. Hi, Tasha,
    Thanks for the introduction. I'm impressed by what you do.
    Don't worry about your age. I wasted a lot of time doing that. The most we can do as women is to take care of ourselves so we age gracefully.

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    1. I love my job, I love what I do. I truly enjoy the people that I have the pleasure of working with!

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  4. I like your choice for "A." Nice to meet you. Sounds like a pretty good life to me. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  5. Speech pathologists and therapists ROCK! Both of my sons are special needs, one with cerebral palsy and one with autism. Thanks to the talents of your colleagues, my sons can communicate with other people. (A to Z!)

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    1. So happy that your sons have gotten to work with great therapists, and even happier that they are able to communicate!

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  6. If you wander to my blog, I was tempted to lead off with autism today myself. It's hard to know where to begin with this challenge, but I'm thinking it's going to be a fun month. After all, I get to visit brand new blogs from people like you this month!

    I enjoyed your post today and yes, very much appreciate the kind of work that you do. With most of my family somewhere on the spectrum we think the helpers who help us function better are AWESOME - something else you can add to your A list today.

    Thanks for posting!

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments, I'll be sure to stop by your blog as well!

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  7. OMG! I have an undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology and a Masters degree in Special Education too. My first year of teaching, I spent most of the day teaching resource. Intellectually gifted kids came to me for the last hour. Today, I totally teach gifted. You never know where life will lead you.

    PS. Please dump the word verification for AtoZ.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. I love the opportunities my degrees have provided me. Thanks for stopping by!

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