Hi… I’m Jackie.

Here are my 5 minutes…  All about me.

I am Jackie and I first read this at Kirsten’s place, Kir Corner. Of course she got the idea from Jana’s Thinking Place for the SOC (stream of consciousness) prompt. So, this was last week’s prompt but I loved it so much that I asked Kir if I could borrow the idea and she readily agreed! So here it is.

I am a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, an aunt, a grand daughter. But that isn’t what defines me.

I went to college late in life and loved it. If I could I’d continue to go if only just to listen and learn… I may be one of the odd ones that loves listening to the lectures. History… English… Psychology… Sociology… all of them were wonderful.

I have a great career and it’s not what I went to school for. I just got lucky, but luck doesn’t make everyone happy. I have bigger dreams of a better, more fulfilling career.

I love reading. I love writing. And most of all I love books. I could spend hours and hours in a library or book store just taking them all in.. the look, the feel, and smell of all the old books lining the shelves. I read for fun…. pure pleasure and rarely for learning. Odd since I love learning.

I’ve been told that I’m pessimistic. I refuse to believe that though… I consider myself more of a realist because I feel that there is no point in getting my hopes set on something that I know will never happen. I hate disappointment and have had more than my fair share of disappointment in my life. I know what’s possible and what isn’t.

I love my kids more than anything and would do anything that I can to help them succeed. They are everything to me.

I’m not a leader… I’m better as a follower or a 2nd in command type. I don’t like to fail and let people down.

I’m dream big and live small.

I have ups and downs just like everyone else.

My life is far from perfect but it’s my life… I am where I am because of choices that I have made…. many of those choices I would never change. Others.. well, I ponder those often.

I believe that the past should stay in the past and we learn from the decisions that we make.

I believe that we are in charge of our own destiny.

I’ve learned as time goes by there is so much that I don’t know. Guess I must of forgot stuff… when I was younger I thought that I knew it all.

I like sweets. Cupcakes, cookies, pie, and everything in between. More than that I love to bake those tasty treats.

I love fashion… clothes… shoes… all of it. But for some reason I lack a sense of style. Good thing I have teens to help me out.

I’m frugal… sometimes.

I love to travel even though I don’t get to do it often.

I love holidays… especially Halloween.

This is me.

This is who I am in 5 minutes.