Who is Brooke? Sadly, this was a real question some loser date I had right out of college asked me…right after he scratched his back with his fork. The answer, it turns out, was a mouth full of pinot grigio spit out, with some going up the nose while saying “Wait, you aren’t kidding?”
It wasn’t until I was 41, getting a divorce, with a toddler, that I started really thinking about who I am. To be honest, my Chapter Two has turned out to be quite fabulous. In addition to being the oldest mom in preschool, I am married to an awesome guy who thinks I rock and I have 2 children that tend to like me at least a few days of week . I also have a real job that calls for me to be the consummate professional about 85% of the time. Oh, and recently, out of the blue, I became a writer. While doing the Whole 30 I needed a way to keep myself honest and express my extreme unhappiness of my lack of alcohol, carbs, sugar and dairy. So I started writing a diary on Facebook and it made me feel good. It turned out that people liked it, too. What I like is telling the dysfunctional, albeit funny tales, of my life and family, as well as my general unfiltered observations on just about everything. Beware, I do not mince words. Like my tagline says, I tell the truth- it ain’t always pretty but it sure is funny…..eventually.