This week I am featuring Shannon from Solo Pronto
Here is a message from Shannon:
I'm sure at this point, you've read a blogger's personal information a hundred times on other blogs and are sick to death of reading a lot of the same old thing, so I'll put mine in purple italics and see if that spices it up for you a little bit! After all, I'm here for you! Here are my slanty, colorful tidbits of personal info for your reading pleasure:
Hello! I am Shannon from Solo Pronto! I am married to a wonderful man (rolling your eyes yet?) whom I met at work 8 years ago and who actually trained me for two different jobs before running off with my heart. We moved to for a while, then back to before settling down in . We have three dogs, 9 nieces and nephews and god-children and love making memories and taking new adventures. Our biggest adventure thus far in our five year relationship/three year marriage has been trying to start a family. So far, we've had one miscarriage and are currently in the midst of our fifth cycle of fertility treatments and fourth IUI. It's been a ride, let me tell you. I've found emotions in me I didn't know existed these past few years and they aren't due to the medication! Well, not all of them anyway....
I named my blog Solo Pronto! because it means "I am ready!". I honestly thought I was! I started this blog at a point in my life when I thought I was ready for anything. I was strong, healthy, happy, everything was going so well - which is probably why I thought I was so ready for anything - life was good. Then a lot of unexpected things happened. Things I couldn't control. I had a miscarriage, lost my job, couldn't get pregnant again, etc. Life happened. I took a break from blogging and worked on getting my life back together and somehow, blogging ended up finding its way back into that plan a few months ago. It has become a kind of therapy and as I am sure you know from experience, it has been much-needed (and welcomed) support and has honestly helped me more these last few months than anything else has in this whole crazy journey. Up until about two months ago, I had 5 followers and mainly used Solo Pronto! as a way to document what I was going through and use it as an online diary, albeit a very public one. It's helped me open up to people I know in real life about our situation and because of that, I have found close and personal friends who have been experiencing the same pain and frustration I have with no one to talk to. Blogging has given me back some of the confidence and courage that I had lost in the past two years. I've met some really crazy, amazing, sarcastic and supportive people these past few months and I couldn't be more thankful. I'm hoping to meet more and possibly be that extra bit of support for others as well.
As for my writing style, I try not to be too serious and usually have no problems with self-deprecation. I'm an easy target, what can I say? My funny bone extends from my shoulders to my ankles so I tend to think almost everything can be made into something funny - I laugh a lot.
I hope you'll stop by and say hello. Check out a post or two. I'd love it if you did. I can't promise you I'll always be positive or funny or even coherent, but I promise I'll keep in interesting. With every day, I'm learning more and more and preparing for what life has to offer. Hopefully, at the end of all this, whatever this is, I'll be able to say "SOLO PRONTO!" and mean it. I hope you'll join me!
Until next time,
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Also if you would like to be featured on New Blog Friday, click on the new blog Friday tab at the top of my blog to find out how. Don't worry if you don't fit all of the criteria, very few of the blogs that I feature fit it exactly. It can't hurt to try :)