About Me

I’m not pretending to know it all. I’m not a psychologist,  therapist or life coach. It’s just me. A married woman originally from the Bronx and transplanted to Central New Jersey, raising 3 boys and dealing with an angst ridden dog.

A 40-something woman with baggage and issues, with both happy and sad moments. A woman who has struggled but still tries to find ways to enjoy the little things. I cry, I laugh, I scream, I curse, I love, I advise others, I listen, I speak up, I forget to speak up. I encourage, and need encouragement. 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 feel the weight of others, and long to let it all go, while keeping the important 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’m both ME and every woman in this world. I am both ME and US.

All this and more is why I need this platform. It’s why we all need a platform. I hope this one is “pretty” enough to keep you coming back for more.

— Elke (a.k.a The Pretty Platform)

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17 thoughts on “About Me

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    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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    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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