My Sounding Board

A few months back, my FW (Filipino Warrior) suggested that I start a VLOG. He said it would be a great place for me to express myself, like a sounding board. What I heard was, “Dang woman, I worked all day and I just want some peace!”. I know he didn’t mean it like that, but I took the hint. Anyhow, the thought of me being on camera and recording myself sent a shiver down my spine. I LOATHE the sound of my own voice, so I’m sure any “followers” may feel the same, so I went with a traditional blog. It really works out well because writing is very cathartic for me anyway.

So, here’s a little about me; I’m nearly 40, I have a 2 sons, 2 dogs, and 1 amazingly patient man (FW). I’m a Marine Corps veteran who is super empathetic and just wants to help people, much to my own detriment and frustration. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, which means I’m awesome at Jeopardy, but I suck at life because I’m full of useless knowledge. You know… Jack of all trades, master of none.

My resume reads like the discography of a classic rock band. Most recently, I worked for a behavioral health company, doing phone assessments on potential clients and completing the admissions process over the phone. I believed in it wholeheartedly and learned so much about mental health and addiction. Here’s my disclaimer: I AM NOT A QUALIFIED THERAPIST OR COUNSELOR, but I do have a way of connecting with people, which means a great deal to me. I think everyone needs that at some point or another.

This is just a little space I created to share my thoughts and release them out to the world. If you’d like to connect or just read my daily catastrophes and ponderings, I’ll be here writing. I honestly don’t presume anyone will follow along, but at least my dogs won’t have to listen to me anymore, and FW can finally relax after work without me yelping at him as soon as he walks through the door.

I hope you enjoy your visit to the Noisy Mind Cafe!


The Cafe Owner