Shelley | Slightly Off KilterHave a burning question?  Ping me by email! {Momma_oz@hotmail.com}

If you’d like to learn a bit more about the voice behind the curtain…  I’m me.  I make absolutely no apologies for that because I happen to think I’m pretty awesome.

I didn’t always feel that way so to be able to type that and MEAN it is a huge step.

I’m a mom, friend, sister, daughter, employee, student, ex-wife (x2)… as well as a few other hats I wear.  I keep busy between working full time, going back to school to finish my degree, writing this blog, co-founding Hookers with Heart, Spending quality time with some of the best friends a gal could ask for and dipping my toes back into the dating pool.

I’m a contradiction to most and like it that way… I’m comfortable being a grease monkey or in a ball gown… and everything in between.   I use out-dated words – like “gal” and “wonky” and live in Texas so I say y’all.  A lot.

I’m old fashioned yet independent… Someone who truly appreciates the little things in life… Can slay my own dragons if i had to but am still on the look out for Prince Charming to sweep me off my feet.

I can curse like a sailor but not around people who are offended or that I don’t know well.  I know how to be a lady but don’t always want to be.  I have a filter, but here in my little corner of the webiverse, don’t feel like I should use it.

My kids are amazing – I know everyone says that – but seriously they are so even tempered and we have the most fun together so when I’m not here, it usually means we are off causing trouble having fun together.

What will you read on my blog?  Well, a little bit of everything!  LOTS of Gratitude – it’s the key to my happiness so I tend to focus on it a lot.  Occassionally you’ll find pseudo-book reviews… but mostly it’s my thoughts on whatever part of the book I’m at in the moment.  I’m semi crafty so I post my DIY projects here on occasion.  If you travel back in time on the blog, you’ll find that most of what I wrote was related to my weight loss journey…  I’ve already come a long way and still have a ways to go… but the thing I figured out along the way is that I really like myself.  Even if I don’t hit an arbitrary number.  And THAT is an amazing place to be.

I am a lover of words and try to write beyond the pages you see here.  I’m also a huge fan of quotes… whether or not I really know who said them. One of my favorites is usually attributed to Marilyn –

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
― Marilyn Monroe

If you REALLY want to learn more about me, check out my Pinterest Boards or Facebook Page…  it’s more telling than anything else I could say here… or check out the 50 things I want to accomplish before I turn 50.  Because someone’s plans say something about them as well!

Something you want to know?  Just Ask.  Brutal honesty is a fault.  You can reach me by email, Facebook, Twitter or fill out my contact form.

Thanks for stopping by my off-beat, random, OFF-KILTER world.  I hope to see you again 🙂