I’m Erin, mother to five, wife to Steve, friend to all. Seriously, I am friendly to a fault, a little hyper, and always up for a game. I am the Labrador Retriever of Women. People always think they have met me before. I hear more times than I can count, “Oh, you remind me of my cousin, my aunt, my best friend from third grade” or “I know I know you from somewhere”. They do not. There’s just something about me. I can also be a major Pollyanna. In fact, my propensity for always putting a positive spin on things has forced my posse into using Pollyanna as a verb, as in “Don’t Pollyanna out on me, Erin!!” I also have a great need to quote things which my sweet friend Ellen allowed room for on our blog.
I am an avid reader, and if I were independently wealthy, I know I would own a bookstore. I recruit my friends to take crazy trips into The Great Beyond with me every summer (we will definitely write about this on our blog), because I am a major nature junkie. If camp counselor were a career choice, I would soooo do that. Among the things I love besides my family and friends, count movies—the good, the bad, and the ugly—and my camera too (it goes everywhere with me). I have great friends from all stages of my life and a supportive, sweet, slightly cracked family that seems to love me anyway.
From a biographical point of view, I grew up as the oldest of 4 kids, my siblings and I really enjoy each other, and I didn’t know how weird this was until I was much older. In college, I studied Biology, Political Science, and Writing—the ultimate Save the World degree (still wanna do that, BTW). In addition to my diploma, I left college with Steve, and have been happily making my way through this world with him ever since. I was briefly an Eighth Grade Special Education Teacher which seems a great fit for my personality and skill set. I would have done that for a long while if our five year plan wasn’t radically altered when we got pregnant on our honeymoon. The rest is history and fodder for the blog.
By Ellen Williams Erin Dymowski