*Today I am participating in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop by answering the prompt: 2.) About me. Do you have an about me page? Because people want to know. Write a page that describes who you are and what you’re about or spruce up your current about me page.
I found this writing workshop very interesting. I don’t know how long some of you have been reading my blog but I think you kinda know me lol. If you’re a new reader or skim through while at work or just browsing, you may not know too much about me. So here is my chance to share a bit more “about me”.
Past: I grew up with one sister,who I am extremely close to till this day. She is a recovering addict and lives back home in Ohio. I never knew my biological father and it hunts me till this day.If I see anything with a dad and his daughter, I start crying. I am not close to my mom after many years of trying, a few years ago, I just gave up on trying to get love and affection from her. I’m not close to anyone else in my family. I grew up always hearing the words “NO” for everything. I still sometimes find it easier to deal with that word but when I get a big YES, I get very excited! I never had too many childhood friends because we moved a lot. I saw some things in my house that I hope my own kids never see or witness. Still till this day, I won’t speak about it. I was an A & B student all the way through school because I was afraid to get bad grades. I had a huge Barbie collection but my mother threw my immaculate collection in the garbage. She said, it was clutter! High school was my worst years. I was a squatter and lived in an abandoned house for 2 years.No running water,lights or gas. I learned a lot about survival at an early age.I have been a lover of Pink since I can remember. I was a cheerleader in high school and worked at fast food restaurants. I forged my mothers name on documents so I could go to college because she thought she was going to be stuck with a huge bill. In college, I was a wild child because I was away from home and no curfew lol.I then dropped out of college my 4th year because I ran out of financial aid. I then came home and immediately went to nail school and opened up my own salon(Nails by Tammie). I was very good at nails and won many trophies in competitions,my waiting list was 2 months in advance. When I met my daughter’s dad we got engaged and I sold my business and moved south with him. I stayed in Alabama 3 months and hated it! I then moved back to Ohio then found out I was pregnant with my daughter dootie. I was scared but I was 29 and said to myself, I can do this! I had her and she was the best thing that ever happened to me! Her dad and I didn’t work out but we get along great till this day! Two months later, I met my husband. He wasn’t my type at first but he slowly grew on me.I truly found my bff! We later got married and we have a son nicknamed, Pootie lol.
Present: I was with my kids at a market and a mystery man walked up to me and said, “you should go back to school”. Where he came from I have no clue. I started to cry and told him I didnt have the money to go back to school. He told me not to worry about it and vanished. I enrolled back in school a week later and graduated with my Bachelors in 2005. Today, my family lives in Atlanta,Ga. It was the best thing we could have ever done. I am so happy living here! I feel free, inspired and loved. I now do so many things in the media industry. I have been blessed to work with over 500 brands(and counting). I love people and networking and seeing smiles on others face. I dont know how this all came about but I’m loving it! On my blog, which I started about 3 years ago, I mainly cover things that make me happy or inspired. I never blog about negative things because I grew up around that, so I do not like to be reminded of it. I love fashion, food,entertaining and a great party! I’m a very sociable person and sometimes I get people that approach me and say I look very intimidating in my pictures. I am not snooty at all, lol. I am very down to earth and the type of person that keeps it real. I can be stubborn sometimes and very strong willed. I love twitter and facebook is growing on me lol. I am very confrontational if I was done wrong! My temper can go from 0-60 really quickly about my kids. I don’t like interns or people working for me. I’m very anal about my business and mainly do everything myself. I don’t like when people make a big fuss over me and want to pamper me! I’m very uncomfortable in photo shoots because of all the primping.I have interviewed so many people I can’t remember now! I have panic attacks atleast once a week.I am very passionate about entrepreneurship. Mostly all my adult life I have worked for myself. I don’t take direction from others very well. I have gotten many emails telling me about my grammar and punctuation in my blog posts. I write like I talk. I use to get mad but some people think they’re trying to help me. One thing you have to remember,It’s my blog, THIS IS ME! I could have someone else write it but I think that would take away the authenticity of it. My blog is not for everyone but for those who come visit me, I APPRECIATE YOU! xoxo. Sometimes I am a bit tired and I do try to go back and correct things but other than that I love my blog. If you are judging me by commas and punctuations…then um kick rocks! I had someone say something very hurtful to me a few weeks back. “Well maybe more people would take you serious if you hire someone to write for you”. I just kept silent. Trust me, a comma here or there or a misspelled word has not stopped me from getting invited to the best red carpets,celeb interviews, parties, fab product reviews,travels,test drives of the latest vehicles or anything I have wanted to do! It’s called favor and a great personality,ha!
Future: In the future I hope to be the best parent I can be. I hope to renew my wedding vowels next year, and become a tv correspondent on the red carpets. That has always been my dream to do that! Oh and to get my VW Pink Beetle Bug lol.I want Talking with Tami to be a household name! I love you guys and say a lil prayer for me to reach my goals! I love yah for reading and leave me a comment if you like! Toodles xoxo