Growing up... let's just say being the eleventh kid bled into all other areas of my life.
I started t-ball at five years old, then moving to softball. Year after year, I spent lots of time sitting on the bench near the water cooler (picking splinters out of my butt) during my softball games. (FYI - now, as a parent, I think it's BS that a coach actually doesn't allow little kids to play.)
In high school, after over a decade as a cheerleader, I quit the cheerleading squad because, even then, I could see the coach was a has-been cheerleader who took herself much too seriously and really needed to learn to let go of the old days. She lived and breathed cheerleading and it took everything in me not to let her know how I felt.
And prom? Let's just say I was never asked. And when I did do the asking -- he took two weeks to answer the question. Seriously, teenage boys are just dumb.
But a couple of weeks ago, the memories of my being picked last -- or not at all -- dissolved into thin air (at least for a minute) when I got an email from my pal Charles Orlando, author of "The Problem with Women... Is Men," who invited me to join him and a fabulous trio of women for a "Blog In." Look at that, I didn't even have to beg!
After I asked, what the heck is a "Blog In"... I agreed.
We will be posting guest posts on each other's blogs each weekday next week. I'll be sharing my thoughts and opinions (my favorite thing to do) with Charles on TheProblemIsMen.com, with Cheryl at TheDailyBlonde.com, with Jackie at AgingBackwards.com, and with Gwen at TheDuckWalk.com. While I'm doing that, they will also each do a guest post right here on Taiwan-On. Cool, right?
So stay tuned and join in on the conversation. I'll also post a schedule of where you can find me during the week.