Monday, June 7, 2010

This is Me

I have had a few friends ask me to blog on myself. Blah. It's hard to blog on yourself when you have forgotten who you are. Maybe these friends were inspired to help me get back to Holly. I sometimes forget that my name is not "Cancer mom" or Spencers mom, Belle's mom, Gooch's wife. I am Holly somewhere. I love being all of those other things BUT I had to be something else to get me to who I am now. I will make a list of some "interesting" things about me to help me remember myself and acquaint you with me, if you don't know me personally.

.I am a quarter mexican. I know it is not much but I love that I have Mayan blood, and that I can tan.
.I say "totally" and "like" more than anyone you know
.I was born and raised in Southern California and I miss it and love the beach beyond comprehension.
.I have won several writing contests back in the day, and have written over 500 poems.
.By the time I graduated hs I had read the complete works of Shakespeare.
.I have read many, many books, most of them classics in my lifetime.
.I use exclamation points WAY more than I need too. It shows my passion.
.I L.O.V.E. sushi, and sashimi. >
.I am a CNA in labor and delivery (well on hold for now) and maybe going to finish nursing school when this is all done.
.I talk A LOT. Just ask my husband.
.I have had a breast reduction
.I have had my tongue pierced twice (totally ghetto I know! It was back in my "punk rock" days)
.I LOVE Shakira's Spanish music.
.I have been called Punky Brewster my whole life!
.I love boy movies, Lord of the Rings, Gladiator, etc.
These are just a handful of things that make me who I am. I love being Spencer, Belle, and Gavin's mom, Gooch's wife, etc, etc and am thankful that my "Hollyness" has gotten me to my complete happiness of being a mom and a wife! I would not want anything more!


  1. You look gorgeous!!! Your post made me cry. I think we all forget the person we are and the person that got us to where we are now. I think you are so amazing and wonderful!!! (p.s. I love exclamation marks too :))

  2. very cute pics of yourself! Loved reading about you!

  3. Ha, you totally do say like a lot! LOVE it! And proud of how brave you were to post. We see you Holls. xoxo

  4. Reading that reminded me why we got along so well back in the basic research days. And how after all these years we can still have fun chatting through facebook!

  5. You forgot a few you are the most selfless person, always thinking of others first. And you are one of those people I love but hate because you are so beautiful and stylish all of the time!

  6. Holly...that only begins to tell about the real you. You are one amazing person full of depth, passion, love, humor, kindness, grace and about a million other things! You are AWESOME!!

  7. Great post Holly. It is good to take a minute and remember who we were/are, especially as mothers since I think we tend to "forget" ourselves sometimes. So refreshing.

  8. Love this post Holly! As mothers we can easily forget who we are! You are amazing, I treasure all our memories!

  9. That is sooo not fair. I'm half mexican and don't really tan at all!

  10. You forgot crazy crafty, and holiday obsessed! My hubby has a shakira cd from his mission in Mexico. He says she was WAY better back then, or maybe it's her spanish music. I miss you Holly. I'm praying for you and your sweet family. I feel lost as a mom sometimes too and I can't imagine how much worse it would be with something huge on your shoulders like cancer.

  11. thanks so much for sharing you with us!
    you're SO cute!
    love you!

  12. Great post Holly, all those things plus an endless list of unlisted things about you is why we love you, you are wonderful!

  13. you forgot to add ur the best ever! i love ur hollynesses!and u look soo young in those pics!!:) love ya

  14. You are so beautiful in your pics, and so strong. Good for you for taking a second to remember who Holly is, and share it with us!

  15. I say totally a lot more after I have hung out with you. But I love it! It is just a reminder of you! :)