Hi, I’m CatasTrophy Wife! I always dreamed of being a trophy wife…unfortunately, that didn’t happen! So now, I guess I’m just a catastrophe? I don’t know, I’m still trying to figure all of this out.
When I started this blog, I was 31 and married. Now, I’m 39 (turning 40 this year!) and divorced (technically legally separated, but that’s a story for another time). I live in Oregon, with my ex-husband, and have a somewhat law-related career. Yes, I went to law school, barely graduated and managed to pass TWO state bars. Impressive, huh? Not really, when you realize I had to take the ethics exam more than three times (okay, five times; three times for one state, two times for the other). Needless to say, I have some professional ethics issues.
George and I were married for almost 11 years and I think it was a success! We’re still very good friends and now roommates. We had a beautiful wedding and honestly, I don’t regret any of it.
I took some time (about two years) away from blogging to try to sort out my life. Update: still sorting. But I did a few recap posts about that time and you can read those here: The Divorce, The Dating Game, Thailand, Europe-ish, Trailer Life, Extra.
I have a boyfriend and we’ve been dating for about a year and a half. He’s not into the social media/blogging thing so there won’t be pictures of him on here. I’ll still probably talk a lot of sh*t about him, though. Yay! Here we are in Amsterdam last year:
Oh, so cute! It’s going to be interesting to do this blogging thing and only include pictures of myself.
I still watch WAY too much reality tv, but I also listen to a ton of podcasts, hang out with my family, travel and read a lot. I have what’s been described as an “interesting family” complete with extra dads, little brothers (like 27 years younger), Japanese, Mexicans and blacks. We are trying to make our family as much like the United Nations as possible.
Please see Exhibit 1 (whoa these pics are old!):
And Exhibit 2:
Oh and I change my hair color. A lot. I guess that’s about it. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and if you don’t, f*** off. Thanks!!