Today’s Blended Blog prompt is to reintroduce myself to my readers, so I thought I would go all the way back to the basics here.
Hi, my name is Amber.
I started this little blog in June 2009, but it had a different name (AmberCanRead) and was on Blogspot. I go back and forth between wanting this to be a fun hobby and wanting to make millions of dollars and live as a famous blogger who posts pictures of myself sitting beside my dollar sign shaped pool while sipping a fruity cocktail. All or nothing, right?
I’ve been married to my husband Will for five years. We met at a church singles event in November 2010, and our first date was on Valentine’s Day in 2011. We dated for a little over a year and got engaged at a park during a photo session. It’s so cool to have those memories captured forever!
We got our dog, Koopa, in May after we got married. Let me tell you, being a newlywed and having a puppy for the first time ever was a little stressful! I remember asking one of my coworkers if I would ever sleep through the night again! If only past Amber had realized that having a puppy was only a small taste of what having a baby was like! I’ve written about Koopa before, so check out my story about how he joined our family!
In June 2015, we were devastated when I found out I had miscarried my first pregnancy. Then, in August 2015, I found out I was pregnant again. Our daughter Charlotte was born in April 2016 (I CAN’T BELIEVE SHE’S ALMOST TWO YEARS OLD!!). Charlotte was born happy and healthy but had to have surgery to repair her cleft lip and nose. Unfortunately, she may have to have more surgery before she turns 5, but we’ll cross that bridge when it comes. I’ll be writing more to Charlotte for her birthday so stay tuned!
I have worked in libraries for twelve years – first at a public library during my last semester of my undergraduate degree, then at my undergrad alma mater (a small, private university), and briefly at a community college (before returning back to the university). I never really envisioned myself going into this field. I’ve got a Masters in Education and a Masters in Information Science, but I didn’t pay for either them and probably would not have, honestly! I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and there’s no excuse for why I’m not doing it full-time other than I haven’t taken the time to make it a priority.
I don’t really make hobbies a priority right now either. I couldn’t tell you how I spend a lot of my time, which is kind of sad! I imagine that the little red-haired creature above takes a lot of my spare time. The furry creature, husband, and full-time job don’t help matters either. I want to read and lift weights more often, so maybe it’s time for me to do another time management spreadsheet and see what I’m doing with my life!
So, if you’re new here, welcome! If you’re a regular reader, then I hope you enjoyed meeting me again! Be sure to check out some of the other posts on The Blended Blog’s Linkup.
Want to know more about me? Here are 10 random facts for your reading pleasure…