Friday, May 21, 2010
A Bit About SweetAl
So I realized that I was so excited about starting this blog that I forgot to tell you guys a little bit about myself. Like, who the heck am I? And why should you read a blog that I write? Well for the former, I have an answer. Somewhat. For the latter, I’ll let you guys be the judge.
My name is Alicia and I live in Brooklyn, NY with my son Aiden and boyfriend aka baby daddy, Richey (whom I may or may not marry, but we’ll get to that later. Maybe.). I attended Sheepshead Bay high school from 1998 – 2002, which no one in the real world ever seemed to care about. Then I went to Columbia University from 2002-2006 and graduated with a BA in Psychology. No, I’m not rich. And if it weren’t for my full scholarship from the New York Times College Scholarship Program, I wouldn’t have been able to go to Columbia in the first place because it’s hella expensive. The scholarship is for students from NYC who have overcome obstacles in their lives and excelled in school. While I'm not incredibly smart like some of the people I met at Columbia, I was just smart enough to get a scholarship and get into Columbia. Hmmm... I wont talk about all the obstacles I’ve overcome as a kid because I don’t know you guys well enough yet, but you can probably find the NY Times feature if you google it. Key word here being probably. Plus, my family would probably disown me if I aired all the dirty laundry on my blog. But maybe I'll do that in the upcoming months... who knows?
Anyhow, back to my introduction. After I graduated, I moved back to Brooklyn, taught 3rd grade, met a guy, did the deed, had a baby, became a career counselor for high schoolers, and lived happily ever after. Ha! If only it were that easy. Things actually started to get extremely complicated after I got preggo. Talk about drama! But we’ll get to that later too. Maybe. I was the first in the pack of all my friends to have a baby, and with the exception from advice from my older sis and my god mother (love them!), I didn’t really know what the heck I was doing and I found that I felt very alone at times. VERY. And that’s pretty sad. But I’m happy now. I kinda got myself together and finally feel like I’m swimming instead of sinking in this thing called motherhood.
So I named this blog MomDelicioius for one simple reason: Mamalicious was already taken. So I thought about it and thought about it, and since I think that being a mother is absolutely delicious (it’s all good now that I have my stuff together), I figured this was a fitting name. So please don’t think that I’m this really great cook and this site will be replete with amazing recipes and whatnot because the only thing that I've successfully made in the kitchen has been a disaster. Seriously. I do not like to cook for the life of me. I always have this image of slaving over a hot stove, and since I overheat pretty quickly, cooking is just not my strong suite. Thank goodness for Richey (one of the reasons why I may marry him. Key word her being may.)
I’ve always enjoyed writing, but did not major in English as an undergrad. And now that I’m a fulltime graduate student at Columbia University once again (I bleed blue baby!) getting my Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Education (Ed.M) in Psychological Counseling, it has become quite clear to me that I will never major in English. But I still like to write. And I like to talk about feelings. So I figured why not write about my feelings all day long on the Internet for the whole world to see. Or at least all 15 of my readers to see.
I hope that you guys, my world wide web friends, will join me to look back on my trials and triumphs of leaving my glorious life of a 20-something “fresh-out-of-college” girl behind me, and becoming a 20-something mother and woman, and trying tirelessly to find a balance between the two. Hopefully it’ll be worth your while. I had to beg my older sister to follow me at first (can you believe it?) and warn her that leaving one comment one time does not a devoted follower make. I’m really hoping to get a lot of young mothers so they can have a place to learn what not to do based on what I did do. But we’ll see. If anything, this blog can be one more resource for us mothers! Cheers!