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Well, I just now came back to this  “about me” page and realized that it is outdated.

Not even going to give you my age.  I started this blog in 2012, it was a great year!  A lot of changes,  much progress in different areas of my life.

I wear lots of hats like most of us: mother, wife,  employee, teacher, writer, daughter, aunt . . . . oh you know it goes on and on.   I’ve finally decided what I want to be when I grow up and intend to pursue it the only way I know how – with intense passion.

I am a person of extremes.  It’s all or nothing.  You’re with me or you’re not, and I’m OK with that.  I’ve spent the majority of my life living other people’s dreams, pursuing their goals, and setting mine on a shelf while trying to be what I thought others expected of me.

It’s a dead end – be real, be true to yourself!

Mothers tend to be nurturing caregivers and forget to take care of themselves.  Guilty! Unfortunately, I waited until a serious diagnosis to make necessary changes.

Somewhere back there, many years ago I gave up on me.  Now, I’m taking my life back by force. I’m a cancer survivor. Let’s just say I ‘m a survivor – as my grandfather used to say about strong women,  a tough ol’broad. I used to resent the saying,  now I  embrace it.

So, buckle up, hands and feet inside the vehicle, and enjoy the ride.

Welcome to the world of Ellie Mack!

6 comments on “About

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  2. #hi5 to focusing on yourself. That was one of my resolutions for this year. As a mum you tend to get used to focusing on others and you let go without even realising.

    Here’s to us mums reclaiming our lives back while still being the best mums we can be to our children


  3. I so love reading the About page. I’m certain you’re not a day older than your feel. It’s also refreshing to read that someone is taking their life in hand. If you do it right, force is probably not necessary. “No” is a complete sentence. If we use it kindly, I believe people will understand; even family people, and certainly the people who wear similar hats to your own.


    • Thank you! I felt so silly writing the “about” section, but I know that I want to know who is writing what I am reading. Force has been necessary for some areas because I was afraid to set boundaries, afraid to say no, and was afraid to offend others. I’ve gotten over those things, much to some people’s dismay because they can no longer walk over me. Is it their fault if I allowed it? NO, but I don’t have to let it continue!


    • Thank you, Jennifer! I’ve been learning to say NO, at first it was awkward but now I can fling it out there firmly without feeling like I have to make apologies and a full-blown explanation. I think it helps build confidence because we are respecting ourselves by setting boundaries!


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