The Crimson Five series

Focusing on the Gems

No one knows you better than you know yourself. Because you only show the side of yourself that you want people to see. We all do. Right now, my house is a wreck with suitcases and clothes because we’re moving our kids down to Orlando for the semester next week. It has us all crazy right now! And after running errands all day, I definitely don’t want to share a pic of that!

Instead, I’m sharing a photo taken awhile ago, when Flip the Silver Switch was weeks away from publication. The cover is purple and black so my daughter and I did a mini photo shoot. We TRIED to get a good pic for this website. But seriously, why is it so hard to find a decent picture of ourselves?!

Today, since many of you are new to this blog, I thought it’d be fun to share my post from Instagram with the side I don’t mind showing. The good stuff… 10 gems about myself. But remember, as great as things seem on social media, no one’s life is perfect. I just choose to focus on the good stuff and all the things I’m grateful for. So here are a few gems about me. In case you’re interested!

💎 I’ve been married for 26 years and have a 22 year old daughter & a 20 year-old son. And a huge extended family!

💎 We moved into a new house on a golf course about 6 months ago and I’m still pinching myself!

💎 I’m a Disney Girl. If I could stroll around Main Street in Magic Kingdom and World Showcase in Epcot every day I would!

💎 I love all things Royal. I wish I had an English accent…and a royal wardrobe.

💎 I’m obsessed with The Young & the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, the Crown, and HGTV.

💎 I’m a middle grade author of The Crimson Five books. The 3rd, Pop the Bronze Balloon releases in August!

💎 I was a cheerleader for 13 years and coached the sweetest Junior Varsity team for 2. (Go Blue Devils!)

💎 I’m a former Odyssey of the Mind World Finals coach, reading teacher, and corporate trainer.

💎 I have a Masters Degree in Education and Bachelors in Psychology both from Nazareth College where I cheered for basketball and made lifelong friends.

💎 I hate driving and cooking but love road trips and baking. I love coffee dates and chatting. Talking to people and motivating them to chase their dreams is one of my favorite things to do!

Have a great weekend everyone. But first, what are a few of your gems? What’s something good about you?

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