But these days? Notsomuch. It's so much easier to type a quick Facebook blurb (and then see that friends have "liked" that blurb within 3 seconds of my posting it) or a 140 character tweet.
Thus, the dusty (and rusty) writing skillz of mine.
SO, I'm going to try to commit to this Blog Every Day in May Writing Challenge.
*wipes cobwebs off keyboard, throws shoulders back and takes a deep breath*
May 1, 2013: The Story of My Life in 250 Words or Less
My name is Sarah Elizabeth. I was named for my father's grandmother Sarah, which means "princess." (It fits.) I grew up in rural southwest NY state, the oldest of 4 children, and graduated valedictorian from a class of 80 students. I attended 4 years of liberal arts college on one of the NY Finger Lakes and graduated with a B.A. in psychology, which basically qualified me to ask, "Do you want fries with that?" After spending the winter trimester of my senior year in Australia, I knew I NEVER wanted to live in a cold climate again, so I moved down south to Charlotte, NC during the fall after I graduated. With my college boyfriend. At that time, I was working as a secretary/receptionist for a law firm during the day and attending paralegal classes at night
(while my then-fiancé was cheating on me). So obviously that relationship didn't work out.
I moved on with my love life, but stayed put with my career, and have
been a corporate paralegal since 1997. In the fall of 1998, I met my
then-husband, a transplanted Bostonian who was working for a bank down
south. (He's still in banking.) We met in Charlotte, NC; he got
transferred to Charleston, SC; we got engaged after 1-year of dating;
got married in NC; then after the wedding I moved in with him in SC; and
3 months later we ended up in MA. Confusing, right? We've been in MA ever since, and are now raising 3 boys with humor, chaos and sarcasm.
252 words. So close.