My recipe for exhaustion. (About myself)

The title of this blog suits me well, yet I wear the exhaustion with as much pride as I can muster. I honestly cannot remember the last time I truly felt "rested". Although in this day and age there are few who actually are. I am one of those rare individuals who never have that done feeling when it comes to children. I have 5 (ages 17, 14, 11, 6, and  almost 4). Steven, my husband, loves children as well, but keeps a more realist approach on things. Although he is persuaded easily, I must say.

 I love learning and if someone would pay me to go to school as a career, I would do it. Instead I try and rack up as much continuing education I can throughout the year for my therapy license(s). I have way more than what is required for this renewal. Currently I am a contract therapist for DHS where I see mostly parents and couples (adults) and then my private practice where I see children, adolescents, and adults. It's a nice mix.

 My husband, Steven, was my high school sweetheart. We have been married for 16+ years. We started dating when I was 17 and he was 16. Yes, he is 5 months and a grade younger. Although he doesn't deny I look much younger. ;)

 One thing about myself is I am a true introvert. No really, Myers Briggs (INFJ) tells me I am on the extreme end of introversion. With that I get overstimulated being around lots of people, especially if it is for an extended period. In those cases I need "me" time. Naps are heavenly, but to be able to escape to my room and just turn off everything but my mind is sometimes all that keeps me sane. So you mix all that together and add a little chocolate and running and you have the perfect recipe for exhaustion. Apparently many women know this recipe well.

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