Soooo many different “identities” to write about, so you can better grasp who I am, and why I write the things I do. Here are a few:
I am a Mother, a Daughter, a Step-Daughter (several times over), a Sister, a former Step-Sister, a Half Sister, a current and former Sister-in-Law, an Ex-wife, a girlfriend, a friend, and an acquaintance.
According to StrengthsFinder, my strengths are as/in: Activator, Positivity, Ideation, Belief, and Strategic.
I have worked in a movie theater, a drug store, on a game show, at a radio station, as a waitress, in a coffee shop, and as a temp.
I have my high school diploma, a bachelor’s, and a masters degree.
I am so proud of my six children (and “adopted” countless more) and value their uniqueness.
I started a nonprofit corporation when I was in college, for which I have received honors and awards over its 20-year run.
I have lived below the poverty level and I currently live in the “middle class”.
I have experienced PTSD and relentless verbal abuse from a spouse/ex-spouse.
I have friends/know people that live in some of the most challenging communities in the United States, barely getting by. I have friends/know people who are well-known and millionaires.
I have a parent who has been incarcerated.
I ran a half marathon … once.
I have been on stage, television, radio, and in print media.
I am not a victim to any of my life experiences.
I believe in intelligent life on other planets and believe we will see/interact with “ET’s” in our lifetime.
I was baptized once as a child, and twice while I was in college. I have studied so many different religions, and practiced in several throughout my life. Today, I believe/know there is truth in each of them.
I may or may not have been sexually abused when I was very young – my memory is terrible, but I know boundaries were definitely crossed.
I spend most of my time with my kids, my sisters, my friends, my dogs, and my boyfriend.
I am really over-the-top when it comes to Christmas.
I have seen and experienced the impact of several mental and physical diseases and other life challenges on those I love including; HIV/AIDS, Cancer, MS, Sex Addiction, Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Narcissism, Autism, Dyslexia, Cystic Fibrosis, Homelessness, Depression and Anxiety.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE snuggling with my kiddos!!
I have several family and friends who would identify themselves as LGBTQ, including a Son and Sister.
I believe we are infinite beings and this life is just one of many.
I am not a huge fan of the news, particularly because it is so negative and manipulating.
I don’t curse.
I am addicted to sugar – working on weaning myself off : /
I am growing to love pets more and more each day – I have two dogs and appreciate their souls the more time I spend with them.
I find great joy in helping others.
I have had one miscarriage.
I LoooVe watching Gaia TV.
I am worthy. I am strong. I am whole. I am exactly where I am suppose to be. I am love. I am doing my best. I am happy.
I live open to any and every possibility (or continue to do my best everyday). I find value in each experience (and yes, even the “bad ones” —might take a day or three). I find value in each person. #mytruth
Thank you for your interest in my blog!
Eva Nekovar-Payne, MSLM