Describing Myself

2. How I would describe myself to a penpal

A couple of years ago, I actually had a few snail mail penpals. That first letter where you describe yourself is both the easiest and the hardest thing to write. Here is my basic introduction:

I am a 37-year old married mother of one. This October will be my 13th wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe so much time has gone by! My daughter turns 12 next week. She is currently in 6th grade and keeps me very busy with all her activities.

During the day, I work as a bookkeeper for a company that does continuing education for accountants. Super boring. I keep myself sane by crafting. I make jewelry, chalkboards, plushies...just tons of things. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest looking for new ideas.

Hm, I'm not sure what else to tell you. So let's hear your story!

I know, it's a pretty lame intro. Generally, you want to keep the conversation going over a couple of letters so you don't want to get everything out on the first letter. You'll run out of topics to discuss. And a lot of my personal life revolves around my daughter. I never know how much to tell up front. I don't want to be the mom that only talks about her kid but, at the same time, she's a big part of my life. It's a fine line to walk.