So I’ve started a blog and I’m still not quite sure what I’m doing with it yet. Let’s start with an introduction.
My name is Amber. I am a happily married, mom to two newly turned teenage girls, I have a full time job as a customer service representative/inside sales and I’m also a full time writer. I’m utterly obsessed with all sorts of things such as, books (of course), music, movies, shopping, photography, cooking, and my favorite COFFEE. I’ve started an Instagram that’s focused mainly on the things I enjoy and I’m really getting into it. I’m a huge bookie but I wanted this Instagram to be more than just books, I wanted it to be everything I love. A lot of people suggested that an Instagram should have a certain theme for every post to be successful but my problem is I don’t want every single picture to appear the same. Maybe that sets me apart somehow, we will see.
I’m married to a man who is without a doubt the best husband in the world. I know a lot of women feel that way and they should. Every woman should feel like they are married to the best! I am lucky to be one of those women. I was blind to that fact for a very long time but this man fought for me. His unwavering love opened my eyes to how wonderful life is. I look forward to every single day now and can’t wait to post about our many adventures.
I have two teenage girls, one with Autism and one with ADHD. Yes, it makes my daily life a little more on the hectic side. A is 14 and she was diagnosed with Autism when she was 2 1/2. Back then I had no idea what Autism even was. When the doctor confirmed my fear I’m not ashamed to say I cried for four hours straight but then began researching until my eyes were sore. Thanks to Early Intervention my angel has made leaps and bounds of progress. I couldn’t be happier. I’ll definitely touch more on this in future posts. My other daughter M is 13 years old and let me just tell you that she’s come a very long way. She was diagnosed with ADHD when she was in 4th grade and she has to take medicine every day to stay focused but it’s helped her remarkably. Now she is battling anxiety which I can only assume she gets from me. I’ve had horrible anxiety for as long as I can remember and unfortunately she is suffering the same. Thankfully we have a fantastic family physician and we are making amazing progress. She has her first boyfriend now and they’ve been together for a year. I would have never thought two 13 year olds would have lasted a year but they have are still going strong. She and I have had MANY discussions about boys. Luckily I have a wonderful little girl who likes to tell me everything. Even things I don’t necessarily want to know. lol. But she confides in me and asks me for advice and I definitely count myself extremely lucky. Both of these girls are a God send and I couldn’t have asked for better girls to call my own. I also have a stepdaughter H, who now is 18 and is in college so we don’t get to see her as much as we used to but she’s growing into an incredible young woman. I’m very thankful to have her in my life. God has definitely blessed me more than I could have ever imagined.
I absolutely love my day job. Sure, there are some rough days but I am happy to say I work with some of my best friends. That entire place is like one big family, we may not always get along just like every family with their disagreements but we always have each other’s backs. Almost a year ago I went from being the receptionist and having maybe 20 full time customers to being a full time customer service representative with around 100 customers. It can get overwhelming and stressful as I continue to adjust and things are always changing around there but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I’m a total Pinterest whore. Completely obsessed. You name it and I’m following it. I love to cook, the kitchen is definitely my happy place so you will definitely see some cooking posts on here. I pin a ton of recipes. I’m also trying to do new things for the girls lunch boxes. A won’t let me do anything other than peanut butter/jelly sandwiches and Eggos but thankfully M will let me put just about anything in her’s. She’s open to new things. I’m really enjoying it. I even do the mason jars salads. Yeah, don’t judge, those things have saved me on last minute dinner nights plus my husband has lost 40 lbs so he is trying to eat better and this tends to help. I’m also about to be a first time aunt since my sister is pregnant with her first baby and I’m totally pinning tons of auntie stuff as well as baby shower ideas etc. I’m too excited for words!
Music makes my world go round. I absolutely love it. I’m a huge Top 40 girl!
I’m learning more about photography thanks to my hubby. He just surprised me with a new DSLR camera so I’m trying to learn this thing. lol.
Books. I was in a book slump for a long time but I’ve found a new love in thrillers. I just finished The Girl on the Train (review coming soon) and it was AMAZING! I can see why they made this book a movie. Sure, the book will be better as usual but that won’t stop me from seeing it. I’m almost done with Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris and it is really taking over my mind! It’s addicting! I still love my romance but I think I needed a small break.
I write under the pen name Amber Leigh. I’ve taken a slight break, I’m still writing just not as fast as I’d like. I do have some new inspiration so I hope to get to writing more soon. Setting a schedule would do me good I believe but I’ve also found that I can’t force the writing. It has to come natural or it just seems rushed. I’m a work in progress just as my stories.
Perhaps I’ll end this now before it gets too long. I could go on and on about any one of these subjects but I’ll save those for future posts. This is a quick glimpse into me in a nut shell. If you’ve read this long, thank you.
I can’t wait to see where this blog takes me.