As the oldest of seven kiddos (I am definitely an oldest child), family is my number one priority. I feel exceptionally blessed to have close and healthy relationships with my family; my sisters are my best friends, and my mom is the coolest person I know. Likewise, when I have my own family, they will be my primary focus. (A very wise person once told me 'Gd and yourself first, spouse second, children third, career fourth. In that order, everything works. Out of that order, nothing works.')
**I have Fibromyalgia. FM is a non-degenerative yet debilitating chronic condition characterized mainly by widespread, non-specific pain and fatigue. I may have FM, but it doesn't keep me from being a 100% babe!
My public life is very important to me, too, however; I am a firm believer in changing the world by leading by example. Having a poised, polished presence (hehehe, a little alliteration?), and being a person of influence is extremely important to me. Continuing to be in leadership positions in my community, and taking full advantage of the platform that provides is something that I look forward to doing forever.
Again, I currently am a full time patient (read fully disabled), and work very part time in an alternative medical office. I
Good luck to everyone! May we all leave this site with the person we came looking for.