Over the past several years I have experienced a  few (okay, a lot of) setbacks.  I walked around telling myself (and everyone else) “Oh, I didn’t really want that career” and “It wasn’t the right relationship for me, anyway”.  There is probably some truth to those statements; still,  I felt completely rejected…like a total loser at life; a complete wreck. I suppose I had what could be called a major little bit of an existential crisis. All this work I had put into something I thought I wanted, and SHABAM! Nothin’.  Or, at least that was my state of mind at the time.

I needed to do something; anything, on my own, to help me feel less loser-y.  I have a slight perfectionism problem when it comes to anything I do.  That, and my award winning fears and insecurities catapult me into full on freak out mode if I make any kind of mistake, and I almost always feel like I’ve made some sort of mistake. I worry and criticize myself until I end up in the fetal position, sucking my thumb, not having accomplished anything.

This blog is to help me conquer my fears and learn how to mess up freely, and learn how to handle messing up….freely (and hopefully develop some semi-decent writing skills, too).  So, bring on the mistakes!

What I look like in the winter-time with a hat

What I look like in the winter-time with a hat

Me and this young Jamaican hunk I have hired to act like my boyfriend, so it looks like I got my groove back.

This is a picture of me and the young Jamaican hunk I have hired to act like my husband, so it looks like I got my groove back.

107 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear TechTard,
    This is your mother, and knowing that, you can probably guess I can’t figure out how to do something here. Where do I CLICK to follow your blog? Would that be those little boxes below?

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    • Heeheeehee. Yes Mom, from what I gather, it IS on the little box on the lower left hand corner…or on the upper left hand corner…on mine its upper, but on yours it might be lower…ACK! Yippeee for tech tardiness in progress! ❤ love you mom!


    • Hello Tech Tard!
      First of all I think you have a absolutely wonderful mother. Your so lucky!
      Second, I like your blog very much! Thank you for entertaining us “out there” 🙂
      My english is far from perfect because I´m from Sweden ( by saying that, I don´t mean that swedish people can´t be fluent in english – but I´m not).
      I have recently started a blog – not as fun and entertaining as yours,:-) it´s called http://www.panicyesterday.wordpress.com – so if you run out of chocolate som day and don´t find a Barbados hunk and need some advice about panic and anxiety.
      I wish you all the best and keep on going!
      Best regards //Lotta


      • Oh my goodness! Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to write such a wonderful message! I passed along your kind words to my mom. It made her happy 🙂

        I have always wanted to go to Sweden. I keep hearing such amazing things about it. I am excited to meet you and look forward to reading YOUR blog 🙂


  2. I put this in a response to a comment you left on my blog, but I wanted to make sure you don’t miss it: I super love your About page and the whole idea of your blog, Lucky Wreck. You are cool. And funny. And you look excellent in a hat.


    • Thank you so much, Megan! What a nice thing to read at the start of the new year! 🙂 I super love the concept behind your blog, Hot Pink Underwear! And so glad I found it!!


  3. That’s funny name for your blog. I relate to feeling that way too, wanting to ‘conquer fears’.

    Stay strong, follow your dreams and I will follow your adventures on your blog 😀

    Great blog!


  4. Greetings from far far away,
    I like your honesty and openness about your fears; this is a normal part of life. I think that if we are honest that we are affected by the same sentiments to differing degrees. Here is a beautiful quote that resonated deep within my heart, and is truly inspirational.

    “Untie by love the knot you tied about yourself through fear.”St. Augustine

    Take great care and God bless


  5. This might be my favourite About page ever. I just love your attitude and outlook! (Plus, it’s always a pleasure to meet others who understand the benefits of a good imaginary boyfriend 😉 )


  6. Hi there! I’m so glad I came across your page. I’m totally loving it so far and look forward to reading more about you conquering your fears. Nice to meet you! xo


  7. Oh my goodness, you’re seriously hilarious.

    “I worry and criticize myself until I end up in the fetal position, sucking my thumb, not having accomplished anything.” <<<<<< I actually laughed out loud. (And I really don't like using the term "laugh out loud".)

    Your honesty is so very refreshing. Love that! I'm all for self-deprecation, but I also appreciate somebody who actually uses big words and uses them correctly. Very nice to meet you. You're freaking funny.


    • Thank you monochromejunkie! At one point, I was an English major in college (but changed it to Psychology right before graduation :P), so, your comment about my use of words validates that experience! HAHAA! 😉


    • Hi Jessica,

      I just read some of your blog, and I am in awe. I am so glad you lived to tell your story. You write about it so eloquently and honestly. It makes me stop, and think, and recognize all the things I have to be grateful for, and what really matters 🙂 Thank you for that!

      Thank you for your comment and encouragement, too! 🙂


      • You’re more than welcome! I was inspired by the way you, too, put yourself out there. I really enjoyed telling my story… Thanks for following my blog! I’ll be back by yours soon, too!


    • Thank you whiny baby! It definitely does help to know I’m not alone in feeling this way. I am hoping someday I get it together, too! ….Maybe tomorrow… 😀

      Thank you for taking the time to comment! 🙂


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  9. Hey girl sorry I’ve been away from the blog for a while! I checked back but it looks like you have been away too haha! I did find a new page to read. I’ve never seen this page. I want you to know that I can identify with feeling like a failure and having doors shut on me. I feel like this is a process we all must apparently go through to get to where we are meant to be. For instance, several years ago I was not considering going into social work but after going through so much trauma I was able to make the connection that I wanted to help people that have gone through it too. You are great and a wonderful writer. Your going to really go places. Don’t doubt yourself but in the event you do..always remember to blog 🙂 It helps!

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  10. Wow Amy, we may very well be cosmic Sisters!! 😉 Reading your bio~(About), I couldn’t help but feel as though you we’re speaking about me! (Inion) by the way not Mathair. lol And I’m still laughing (pissing my pants) over your photo tag!! Now that one, I’m definitely doing!!!! Luv your sense of humor, utter honesty & weird mirrored personality to this daughter of the mama/daughter duo!! We have definitely got to hang out!! ❤ xoxo 😉

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  11. I call it “Failing Better!” Ralph Waldo Emerson puts it more eloquently…

    Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

    Enjoying my visit and tour here. 🙂

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  12. Thank you for checking Professor Taboo! I am honored that you would think of me! I am just working on juggling a few new situations. That, and over-thinking. 😛 But, I am working on a plan to come back very soon!

    I hope that things are all well with you, too!


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