Hello! It’s SO nice to virtually meet you! But… I should probably warn you. Some of my best friends are people I have met virtually. So, yeah. I warned you. My name is (ALSO) Colleen and theoretically, of the 3 of us, I feel like I should take ownership because I am the “oldest.” Though if we are judging by maturity and business sense and perhaps even common sense, I am the youngest. So I surrender said ownership. In the span of my 32 years I have been called a lot of names, so you can take your pick from the following: CDO, Punky, Colleeni Martini, Aunt CoCo, Cols, Col, CoCo Puff, Princess Angel Pumpkin Buttercup & CS. These are the names I answer to, but the roles that I take most seriously and hold dearest are Daughter, Sister, Cousin, Friend, Aunt, Wife and of course, Mom to these 5.
I am that person you might see on the street and ask yourself: “What makes her so GD happy?” But I assure you, I work hard to be happy, and things aren’t always what they seem. I believe that life is what you make it, (I will talk more about that in a future post) but I am proud to say that although I have my moments, I do not take a single minute of the life that God has given me for granted. When life hands me lemons, I take them and I make lemonade. Sometimes it’s not the most delicious, but I’m NO quitter. I add whatever the recipe calls for to make it as close to perfect as possible. Most importantly, I try to quench my thirst & the thirst of those around me.
So why will I make an excellent occasional blogger for Kindness & Cursing if I’m just this annoyingly happy person who loves life? Well the answer is simple: I am human. I’m NOT always happy. I order off of kid’s meals. I could live off of Kraft String Cheese and Pizza Flavored Goldfish. I thank God every single day for my husband, but I don’t always show him how thankful I am for him. I am NOT a morning person. I lose my patience more than I care to admit. I love to tell stories and sometimes I always I embellish them. I cannot help my 7th grader with his math homework. I gave up Diet Coke on March 12, 2016. I am fueled by coffee now. I have been diagnosed with ADHD & OCD. I don’t know much about politics, but I know what I believe in. My taste in music is often times questionable. I drink too much water. I dream about being on Broadway. I don’t like being wrong. I mean well. I work hard. I’m scared shitless of losing my mom. I miss my sister like hell. I believe that perspective is everything, and that everything is relative.
Most of my posts will be about the hardships, heartaches & happy moments of motherhood. But I will also blog about grief, things I can’t live without, and lessons I have learned. I hope that you find me relatable and authentic because I try to be both of those things. I’m not a regular mom. I’m a KIND mom with a dash of ADHD who can sometimes be a straight up biotch. Did I mention I’m NOT a morning person?
Anyways. Thanks for reading! Now go! Smile. Be kind.
Colleen Danielle O’Malia (CDO) Stine