I’m not that complicated to figure out. I’m a 40-something woman most 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 (maybe you don’t 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 still 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 I still feel young 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)