Thursday, August 23, 2012

About Co-Author Cara

So we somehow got you to venture on over to our new little blog, eh?  I like you already…and I hope you like our blog, too.  It’s brand spankin’ new so there isn’t much to look at just yet but we hope to fill it with a bunch of awesomeness.  

I am Cara.  My best friend and co-author is Mel.  We have been best friends since around 10th grade.  Not often do we make it a point of remembering exact dates that wonderful things start because it isn’t always obvious.  Our friendship is one of my favorite things.  We have known each other since grade school.  We are now in our…er…middish-30s.  That’s a long time to be in someone’s life and not be related.  I sure feel lucky she’s in my life and hope she never goes away.

We both have taken different paths in life but we are both wives and mothers.  I do not know what caused us to ponder where we were at in life a few years ago but we have been doing some deep soul searching as to what “happiness” means to each of us.  I love being a wife and mother.  I have a great husband and two amazing daughters, ages 6 and 3.  As far as career, that is where one of my main perplexities lies.  I made the decision to go to law school in 2001 and was admitted to the Bar in 2004.  I felt at the time that it was a good decision for my family’s future but now I am not so sure.  Being a laywer kind of sucks.  It is stressful.  People get themselves in the dumbest situations and think you have a magic wand to make it all better.  I am way too empathetic and trusting.  I could go on and on.  I am a solo practitioner and on the positive side, I love being my own boss.  I am really not a good employee, I do not like people telling me what to do and being all up in my biz.  If I need to take one of my kids to the doctor at 10am in the morning, I do not want to feel guilty about that.  If I would rather work at 9pm than 9am, let’s do it.  I’d rather be productive than just put in my time.  But being a solo comes with many other complications and since this train of thought has become boring even to myself, I’ll just leave it at that.  I am trying desperately to find my calling.  Pretty sure representing people in divorces is not it.  What do I love?  I love kids…especially my kids.  I love to cook and bake (and take pictures of things I cook and bake).  I am trying to get healthy and I do actually enjoy exercising, especially yoga, pilates, kickboxing, and Zumba.   I love to create beautiful things but have neglected that side of me.  Being a working mom does not leave much time for creative outlets.  

That is where Caramel comes in.  Mel and I need to be creative.  We so want to be creative.  We each have different interests and talents but wanted to work together and cheer each other on so we can achieve this goal.  We would love to maybe sell our creations someday.  But the main objective was to just do/make things we love.  We hope to share our creations, whether it be a blow-your-mind cheesecake or uber adorable baby hat.  We have a lot of ideas in our pretty little heads (ok, I kind of have a big head) and want this to be our inspiration to make those ideas come to reality.  Please share in our inspiration.  Comment.  Share suggestions.  Praise.  Ixnay on the idiculesray (please be nice).  In addition to our creations, we both enjoy writing and may just ramble on a bit about a topic related to our lives – such as parenting and dieting.  We would love to hear from you.  Be creative, my friends!  Be happy!

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