About Me

In order to continue my blog I feel that it is important to properly introduce myself. This way, when I write about things, people, places, or myself, you can all look back at this post as a reference point. I will include some photos so that you all have faces to the names.

My name is Suzanne, but everyone calls me Suzy. I am 23 years old, and I am a Social Work major at Northeastern Illinois University. I want to work helping children in the future. I live twenty minutes from Chicago, Illinois. I live in a condo (we rent) with three other people. My first roommate is my husband Alex. He’s 26 years old and graduates in a month with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. My second roommate is our 2 year old daughter, Autumn. She is the light of our lives. My last (but not least) roommate is our best friend/Autumn’s uncle Timur (tee-more). Timur is 25 (turns 26 in two weeks), and graduated four months ago with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and minor in Secondary Education. These three people are literally my entire world. I know some people are thinking “isn’t it unorthodox to live with a friend when you’re married with a child?” To that, I say NO. This life is too short to follow societies rules on what’s “normal” and what’s not. For my family, this is what makes us happy. I am closer to Timur than I am with many people who share my DNA. Same goes for Alex and Autumn (well, she has my DNA but I think you get what I mean). In fact, Timur is her best friend too. Another person you will probably hear a lot more about is Sophia. She has been one of our best friends for years. We do everything with her, and she is a magnificent human being.

I have many philosophies about life, and if I were you I would definitely expect to hear some of them from time to time in my blog. My first and most important philosophy— happiness is everything. I am abnormally happy for my age. I am a complete human being. I love every ounce of my life. My husband is my soul mate and best friend. In a world where many people SAY that (and yet fight all the time and literally settle for each other out of fear that they will end up alone if they don’t put up with it), I MEAN that. My daughter is my inspiration and can make me smile even on the saddest of days. And Timur… I could go on about his undying loyalty, or the way that he always knows when somethings wrong with me, or the fact that he accepts all my flaws and loves me as his best friend regardless. Instead of ranting about how incredible he is, let’s just say this… I have yet to introduce a single person to him that doesn’t wind up loving him.

I would like to make it very clear that I am not bragging. I am extremely proud and happy (not to mention appreciative) of what I have, but I am really not bragging. I wish ONLY happiness to everyone reading this and by further extension, everyone in the world. If people would just follow their own hearts and let themselves be happy (yes, I said LET YOURSELF BE HAPPY), I feel that this world would be a much more peaceful place. All I can do is try to spread my love and warmth, and hope it touches someone.

In 2010, my mother committed suicide. She was my best friend. For about two years she was struggling with severe depression and (we think) also borderline personality disorder. I was in shock for a long time, never truly accepting the fact. After I had my daughter almost 3 months premature due to severe pre-eclampsia, that’s when it truly hit me that she’s gone and won’t be around to help me and guide me. Since then, I have struggled more than ever dealing with her loss. I know how happy she would have been to meet Autumn, and it sucks. She loved Alex and Timur, and I know she would be ecstatic to know how happy I am. My dad has a girlfriend, Helen, who is VERY good with Autumn and keeps my dad happy and active (he has a lot of health issues and even struggles walking (he was wheelchair bound for almost a year)). My mom passed away at 54 years old, but my mom and dad had quite an age difference, my dad is 73 (he looks more like 60 though)!

I have four siblings, but I only talk to two of them. My mom and dad both had previous marriages. My brother Josh and sister Katie have a different father (my mom’s first husband). My other siblings Sharon and Michael have a different mother, my dad’s first wife. I don’t speak to Sharon and Michael, but I am very close to Katie and Josh. I grew up with them, but it’s more then that. The love between Katie, Josh, and I is extremely deep. Even when we fight or even feel like we can’t stand each other, if one of us was ever hurt or in trouble, the other two would go running.

So I definitely feel like that “essay” pretty much caught you all up to date. There’s too many details in a person’s life to sit around and type up everything. However, I am a very open person. If any of you have a question or want to know more, please feel free to email me at sdimand@gmail.com, or comment on here.

Have an amazing weekend!

Dimand Girl

“You only know a part of me. I am a universe full of secrets.”- Valfre

“The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what other people think.”- David Icke

“A true friend is one soul in two bodies.”- Aristotle

“Family: where life begins, and love never ends.”- Unknown

Image^^Timur, Alex, and I^^

Image^^My sister Katie and I^^

Image^^My husband and I in Madison, WI^^

Image^^Alex’s parents and my dad and Helen at Alex and my wedding^^

Image^^Me, Alex, and Timur on the day of Alex and my wedding^^

Image^^Us again ♥♥♥ ^^

Image^^Autumn looking grumpy, me, Alex, Timur, and Sophia^^

Image^^My sister and Autumn^^

Image^^My husband and I having a night out in the city^^

Image^^Timur, me, Sophia, and Alex getting ready for a haunted house^^

Image^^My sister Katie, my dad, my brother Josh, and me^^

Image^^Me, Josh, Autumn, and Katie^^

Image^^Josh is a great uncle!^^

Image^^Autumn and Grace (Katie’s baby/my niece)^^

Image^^Adorable Autumn^^

1900128_10202210828689624_1150489200_n                                                       ^^My beautiful mom and I. I love and miss her every minute of every day ♥ ^^

 

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Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

I have wanted to make a blog for a long time. Not for recognition. Not for acknowledgment. Just for myself. I have always loved writing, and I can’t think of a better way to express myself than to write my own blog. I made the blog late last night, and all day today I have been pondering what to write about. Do I write about my past, present, or future? Do I write about my hopes and dreams, or my biggest fears?

In this blog I will write about a little bit of everything. I didn’t want to introduce my blog by summarizing my life. I want a clean slate, and this blog is my empty canvas. Maybe now and then I will talk a little about my past, but mostly I want you all to know ME. Not the me from years ago who thought I knew who I was and where I was going… the me from now who is honestly still going through the discovery process. I am closer to the true me than I have ever been before, but I am still very much so on my search of furthering my self discovery. I intend to update this blog as often as possible. Maybe the tears, laughter, and truth of my life will inspire someone. If I even touch one person, that is enough. 

Before I delve further into my blog, please understand this: I am fully aware of my flaws and strengths. They very well may come through in my blogs. And I am completely okay with that, because as the title suggests- this blog is about love, this blog is about life, and this blog is about the never ending pursuit of happiness.   

Love to all,

Dimand Girl

 

“You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.”- C.G. Jung

“In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.”- Frantz Fanon