I'm a speech language pathologist who works with 2-3 year old children. I adore my job and sometimes wonder how I got so lucky to have such a great career. There's not much better than helping a child to say their first words to their family. I put my career first in this list because that's how so many of us identify ourselves. But really, I love my daughters and they are far more important to me than anything else in this world. The are both adults and I did live through their adolescence to become a more patient person on this side.
I suppose since I work with people and not things, people and compassion for people is very important to me. I am very interested in helping others in a variety of ways. I volunteer and contribute to children's causes.
I asked a friend who has known me since we were both 12 to help describe me. This is what she told me : smart, funny, generous, goofy, kind, observant, compassionate and quick to learn. Sounds like I'm better than I really am, but I think she hit my best features. Far from perfect, as I age, I am more forgiving, more flexible and more compassionate.
Some little known facts about me:
Secretly I would love to work in politics in some capacity after I retire.
I let my dog sleep on the bed.
I'll never have a dog that sheds again. See above. I love my poodle mix.
I have three degrees, whatever the heck that means.
I spent two years living in Vermont, where I felt like I was on vacation all the time.
I've shaken hands with Nelson Mandela.
I love most types of music, including zydeco and classical. My ITunes account must wonder who I am.
I'm happiest when I am near water.
When working in a rehab hospital, I worked with a very famous person's son.