I have joined a fantastic group of ladies, who are involved in a weekly blog project. Every Thursday, we will dazzle you with our insight on various topics. And each week, we take turns coming up with the idea for the blog topic. Please check out their blogs as well, listed under my Blogroll section. Just click on:
Froggie (Tracey): One frog’s distinct voice on the world around her.
Merry Land Girl (Melissa): Tales of a suburban mom who likes to talk about pop culture, books, Judaism, family, friendship and anything else that comes to mind.
Mom Of Many (Susanna): One Mom’s perspective on life, raising kids, knitting and other unrelated topics.
This week, Tracey’s topic choice was: You’ve been asked to create a character based upon you for a fiction book. Please tell about your character.
Well, my character would be a mom whose life centers around three things: her family, her fitness, and her writing.
We will call her Emma. (Emma is the name I had chosen if I would have had a girl when I had my children.)
Emma is surrounded by boys; her husband, her two sons, her dog, as well as her cat. She prefers it that way, because she has no clue how she’d ever pass along important girl information to a daughter. Emma doesn’t wear makeup, or know how to do her hair. She isn’t too impressed with her clothing style. This doesn’t bother her though (although there are times it does, but she won’t share that willingly), because it’s all about comfort. Recently, she attempted to wear high heels at a work party, and ended up throwing them under a table midway, dancing with bare feet on the floor. Emma is clumsy, and does funny things like run into walls, or trip over imaginary obstacles. She has a very loud laugh which can be obnoxious at times.
Her family is #1. There will be days that the chaos can feel all-consuming, yet she will always cherish and appreciate what she has. A wonderful husband who constantly makes her laugh with his everlasting wit; a 6 year old son who is incredibly smart and at times, a pain in the butt; a 15 month old full of fire and has no fear (also a pain in the butt); and her pets, who put up with her forgetfulness at times when it comes to the litter box or the water bowl.
In order to keep sane, Emma works out. She found a passion for running. It gives her energy, and somehow cleanses her spirit and prepares her for a busy, tiresome day. Her goal is to complete a marathon in every state.
Emma has been writing since she was 6 years old. She started off with ridiculous poetry that focused on always rhyming words, like “tart” and “fart” (she always thought that was clever and hysterical). For most of her life, her aspiration has been to write a novel. Due to life, it just hasn’t happened yet, but don’t count her out. It seems for Emma, her life gets better as time goes on, and she’s what we’d call a “late bloomer”.
Now hopefully, this book will be turned into a major motion picture. Maybe someone like Ginnifer Goodwin (my celebrity twin, my friends swear by it, and they are too kind) can play me. I think she’d be quirky enough to do it!