I am an emotional person. I know that I sometimes come across - especially on this blog - as increasingly flippant and irreverent, but really I can be the most emotional, dramatic, ridiculous person you've ever met. Proof: I once left my ex in a restaurant, mid-meal, because he told me something I found to be very upsetting. I just got up and walked out. And I don't even watch that much dramatic television; it's just how I am naturally. Good or bad, whatever, it's just the way it is.
People who know me well know this about me, and know how to deal with it. Foremost amongst these people is my beautiful, smart, funny mother, who perhaps personifies the NSA I wrote about recently. As such, I have decided to start a new weekly (or mayhaps twice? thrice? weekly) feature called "Schmom B. Says," in which I will post her latest wisdom nugget (sometimes sweet, sometimes tangy, sometimes hilarious) doled out - via e-mail, text message, phone call or actual snail mail - when I'm feeling emotional. My friends lovingly refer to her as Schmom B.*, which is a derivative of one of my many high-pitched nicknames, Schmeg B. So, without further ado, the woman who birthed me.
Schmom B. Says: Follow Your Dreams
Meghan: Ughhh A and I broke up. I'm feeling sad because I'm scared I lost the love of my life and I will never find someone again. Waaaah my life sucks blablablabla insert more dramatic statements here.
Schmom B.: Always be you - that brilliant, assertive, confident young lady who got on a plane to pursue her dreams. Always follow your dreams and go around any bumps in the road. I love you so much. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."
Yeah, my mom quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson. Moms are the best.
*When I asked her via text if I could put a photo of her on my blog, her initial response was "No, because you don't have any good ones." She later conceded it was OK as long as I found a photo "that doesn't make her look 100 years old and definitely one with makeup." I succeeded, no? Isn't she pretty?
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