Hi! I’m Kim, a.k.a. LadyBoss. I’m a lady looking for a new direction in life after having spent the last 15 years raising my kid and keeping my house full time while teaching college-level English Composition and substitute teaching grades K-5 part time. I am married to an adorable and deliciously silly IT professional named Mark (The Husband) and am mom to a hilarious and sarcastic 14-year-old video-gaming son named Calvin (The Boychild).
I have spent a large portion of my life fighting perfectionism, whether it’s been through my own expectations or those of others, and that feeling of never being enough or never doing the right thing frankly sucks. That’s why I now am embracing the Half-Ass Life, in which one puts in enough care and effort to do many things adequately rather than exhausting oneself striving to suit everyone and never hitting the mark. (Maybe I’ll write a book about it someday…or maybe I’ll just half-ass that, too!)
I also have spent a large portion of my adulthood fighting anxiety and chronic pain (which often go hand in hand). In this past calendar year (2017), I have worked hard to change my eating habits and establish an exercise regiment for strength and flexibility that is keeping me healthier overall – I’ve lost 40+ pounds and am still working toward reaching my goal weight in the new year. I’ll be sharing some of my methods and successes on this front with you regularly.
As you get to know me, you will soon realize that I thrive on parentheses in my writing and am exquisitely fluent in both sarcasm and profanity in all my forms of expression — if any of this offends you, I respectfully submit that you might be happier reading a different blog. If it does not offend you, come sit your ass right down by me and let’s chat!
My Hobbies: I’m a crafty lady and an avid gardener who enjoys learning new things, reading, organizing, planning, and writing down my adventures as an imperfectly adequate wife and mom. I’m garnering an interest in essential oils and herbal medicine as well, but in an “It’s fun to be a mad scientist and make concoctions that make me feel a little better” way, not a “Vaccines are the devil and I can cure cancer with peppermint oil” way.
On this blog, you will find:
- recipes and weight-loss tips and techniques (DASH diet for the win, baby!)
- tools for coping with anxiety (having a brain that lies to you is AWESOME)
- tools for coping with chronic pain (fibromyalgia, myofacial pain, osteoarthritis…bodies are fun!)
- reports of my attempts to pass as a normal, functioning adult (I’ve put up a pretty good act so far!)
- crafty projects and pursuits
- me making a mess while I experiment with recipes for natural cleaners and home remedies using essential oils
- my dabbles in bullet journaling
- other stuff that strikes my fancy
So…that’s me! I am looking forward to finding a pretty cool tribe to share cool things with and hope you’re on board as well. If you have any questions or comments, about the contents of this blog, you can reach me at LadyBoss@imperfectly-adequate.com