About Me

I’m not that complicated to figure out. I’m a 40-something woman mostly like any other. Like you I come with baggage and issues. I come with both happy and sad moments. I’m a woman who works hard while looking for ways to enjoy the little moments in life. Like you I cry, I laugh, I scream, I curse.  I love my family and my friends. I want to reach out more, but get caught up in the day-to-day. I occasionally feel parental guilt. My husband and I fight and then make up. I question myself many times. And many times I’m my own cheerleader. I sometimes feel the weight of the world around me but consistently remind myself to let go of the negative while keeping the parts that teach me to be a better me. I have a love/hate relationship with food and working out. I’m getting older but still feel the youthfulness within my soul.

I’ve been told that I have a knack for giving advise and seeking inspiration. Those that know me well know that I have a strong need to always speak up. And if you were able to look deep into my soul, you’d see that my desire is to encourage, empower and inspire.

I’m a married woman, twice over, originally from the Bronx , spent the beginning of my adulthood in Queens, tried out Manhattan for a few years, and finally put down roots in Central New Jersey. My husband and I are now finding ways to raise 3 boys and an angst ridden dog, while keeping the integrity of who we are as individuals.

— Elke (a.k.a The Pretty Platform)

17 thoughts

    1. Omg….I think I’m going to print this out, photoshop it with a cool image then frame is for my own personal glory. What else can I do with such awesome uplifting words like these?


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  2. Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out
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    1. Sarah, forgive me for my delayed response. But thank you for always visiting and commenting. I’m a little sad that I can’t comment on to your blog, but I always enjoy reading your entries. Happy Blogging and who cares what the world says and thinks of us.


    1. Thank you so much for visiting. Im glad you were able to step in to my head for a bit there. I hope you can visit again. Oh, by the way, I too am a chocoholic and cant carry a tune even if it meant saving my childrens lives.

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