I’m Michelle, a midwestern, middle-aged, former middle manager of average height and IQ. I’m ex-Army, ex-Republican, ex-Seventh Day Adventist, ex-smoker and an ex-girlfriend several times over, with an obsolete college degree.
I’m happily a wife and a parent now and I’m surrounded by wonderful, inspiring people who make me feel better than average.
I started a blog to force myself out into the open, to make a commitment, to learn how to take criticism and most of all, to stop being comfortable. Mission accomplished.
I chose The Green Study as my blog name because the very complicated or suggestive or vulgar names were all taken. I work in a study that is painted green. It is the hub of my home. It’s where broken toys go to die….I mean, get fixed. It’s where I snuggle with my child, discuss politics with my husband and wrestle my cats to the ground to trim their front claws. It’s where bills are promptly lost and art projects lay in disarray. It is my world, which I am now exposing to the general public. I might need to dust a bit.
If you need more distraction from tasks you don’t want to do, you can learn more by reading Inside The Green Study.
Update July 2018
I’ve been writing posts for this blog for 6+ years. I’m working on the first draft of my second unpublished novel, as well as a collection of short stories and angry essays. I hope to update this About page with news of publication before I die. Dreaming big.
Update August 2021
I’m no longer middle-aged. Unless I live a really, really long time.