so what?

Monday, August 30, 2010

one of the hardest things as a parent is to know when to just shut up or when to speak up.  sometimes i think i do the latter maybe a little too often.  i'm what you call, as i refer to, an extreme mom.  i could probably be featured on the animal planet channel spinning off of the show most extreme animals.  the show might go a little something like this:

first they would go through 10 - 2 of the most extreme moms
and then here's where you would see my picture, michelle gautreaux rolling in as the #1 most extreme mom
forget the king of the hills, this lady will have you heading for them
they would then graph me in green, localizing all my dangerous points  which might include my fierce voice or my quick & concise manuevers when it comes to a child on the run from my wrath
i would definitely have to say though that the focus would be on my punishments - always extreme, always over the top

but i do hope in my segment they might mention that i am compassionate, i love deeply, i give whole heartedly, and i expect nothing in return.  b/c even in that sense i'm extreme as well, just ask my middle school child who i embarass daily.

on to other news ...
announcement:  i have three stories in PoV this month - can i get a whoohoo!!!  ("WHOOHOO"  okay that was supposed to be you).  one of the stories is on some young talent in the area, jenna nicole guidry, the second story is an inspiring underdog story, the engineering team from nicholls, and the third is a story that motivates you to do your part in the world, keep terrebonne beautiful.

I'm so motivated ...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

to just write, write, write.  i'm beginning to feel like a real writer.  i just love PoV, they have given me the confidence to continue and to really explore who i am through writing.  i've enjoyed every piece and have been so inspired by each person i interview.  i take a little something with me each month.  i feel so blessed to have met the people i have met through this job.  crossing paths with so many of them have led me to new and better paths.  i love finding the wonderful people of this world and telling their story.  i want to do this for the rest of my life.  i might have finally decided what i want to be when i grow up.  lol
my july story was on SoLA and my august story was on Raymond Champagne, which btw made the FRONT COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  i know, i know, like i know!  (that's me having a conversation with you). 
something to think about:  at times we think that things couldn't get any worse and sink really low when obstacles are thrown in our path, we start throwing the pity party for ourselves and think what more can happen, what else (it comes in threes right?).  sometimes even wondering why o why does God seem to think i can handle this?  you are his children, any good father would have that much confidence in their child.  they give tough love and the reward in the end is always great!  i'm consistently reminded of this on my journey through life.  i would like to say i'm always positive and that when things, like bad things happen to me that i get on my peppy skirt and cheer my way through my situation, but i don't.  i cry, i bitch, i cry, i bitch, and i cry some more.  good thing my husband only has to put up with a few hours of this, b/c after i finish off my bitchapalooza i resolve to get my shit together.  which is great, b/c i let it all out and move forward.  but i started thinking do you really want to hear all of that or would you rather just hear me sing, "it's the climb"  yeah, i thought so, bitch it is.  but this time around when we were dealt a hard hand we became really proactive early and tackled it head on, b/c we were determined to get through and i'm telling you the reward has been awesome.  so take note people, take note ...

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