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Suzanne Who?

sbh2013So, I guess you have figured out that I’m fairly opinionated. No, it’s true – I am. Just ask me.

There are a handful of other things you should know about me so you can put this blog in context:

Family

I am the oldest of 4 daughters in my family of origin, so yes, I tend to be bossy and headstrong. Consider it part of my charm.

I have three kids, six years apart in age, two boys and a girl, known here as Oldest Son, Second Son and Prima Donna Daughter (PDD), respectively. Oldest Son made me a grandma in 2008, but don’t go getting confused thinking I’m old, or something. I’ve still got a minor child at home, for cryin’ out loud.

Oh, and I should probably ‘fess up right now (lest you be thoroughly confused) – my 3 kids have 3 different fathers, known here as…hmmm…I’m just realizing I’ve only given PDD’s dad a name…Completely Clueless. Guess I’ll have to come up with pseudonyms for the first two if it gets too confusing. We’ll see if it becomes an issue. Completely Clueless, however, has earned his name, and then some. No doubt you’ll see why if you read much of this blog.

Work Making Moolah A Life

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a school teacher when I grew up. Long story, short: I became a computer programmer. (I did say long story…remember.) I did that mess (and all manner of other related things) for 20 years until God saw fit to grant me what I’d been wishing for: to work at home. That memorable day was December 6, 2002 – the day I became a WorldCom statistic. (Be careful what you wish for…you might get it…and most likely in the most unexpected and inconvenient of ways!)

I’ve managed to weather losing my job, and have kept the lights on, the mortgage paid and the kids fed and clothed in the years since. Today I work from home in my own web design business doing what I love. I’m truly blessed.

Better yet, I finally figured out my purpose in this life:

To use my experience, strength and hope to support and inspire others to live a life authentically their own, realize their potential and leave their mark on this world in a way that is meaningful to them.

So, here at Suzanne Says…, you’ll get to hear from all of these Suzannes – the woman, the daughter, the sister, the mom, the grandma, and the friend – with occasional guest appearances by the networker, the web geek, the teacher, and the coach – because they all (and even some others) live in me. As you can imagine, I have a lot to say most of the time. Hence, Suzanne Says…