10 July 2009

What the World Says

You know what's funny? How you see yourself vs how others see you. I am helping my mom with her website dedicated to her second career as a massage therapist. She insists on putting me on her site as a "webmaster." Here's the bio she put, straight off my resume(thankfully not with this picture, circa 1999):

"Tracy is a graduate of Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, where she received Russian linguist training. She spent her Air Force career at Fort Meade, MD, with the National Security Agency updating existing data bases vital to the center's efforts, and analyzing complex intelligence information to support the Defense Intelligence Agency, CIA, National Imaging & Mapping Agency, State Department, and the White House. More recently, Tracy is also the owner of Ephemera, a unique small business specializing in the development and marketing of personalized greeting cards."

The funny part is that this very day, I edited the bio page for Ezine articles. I write articles (expanded posts) for Ezine as a way to get people to come over here and read more. The bio I wrote of myself reads like this:

"Teresa Dear has been married for eleven years. She homeschools her four young children using the Classical education method. Formerly an Air Force Russian linguist, she much prefers raising her children and supporting her husband to maintaining national security. She now divides her time among the education of her children, making her home comfortable and colorful, engaging in Biblical studies and stocking her Etsy storefront with handmade greeting cards and vintage ephemera. She is presently occupied doing market research and writing a business plan so the family can begin their next adventure: a self-sustaining organic farm that focuses on encouraging and educating the public about growing their own food."

This is my mom, who told Claire earlier this week that "you won't be a stay-at-home mom," But I know from where my value comes.