I despise this part of a blog.  In fact, I’m pretty sure I left my Facebook equivalent blank.  How do you put your life in a nutshell?  If I had to list, I suppose I’d say I’m a wife, a mother of five exceptional children, and a career US Navy servicemember.  Doesn’t sound too far from normal, but I think my life is much less ordinary than that.

I have a funny, crazy, creative husband, Jason, who is the center of the universe.  And speaking of outer space, our children seem to be from another planet because, despite the occasional hiccups, they’re pretty consistently respectful, smart and well-behaved.  I want to know where the body-snatchers are who took the real children.

My family is my spiritual life.  They are what keeps me going and motivated, and as long as I have them, I have the world.  Right now, I have to live apart from them because I work in San Diego, but they live in Vancouver, WA.  We’ve been apart for over two years now, with over half of my time spent deployed, and I come home every chance I get.  It’s harder than I can ever explain to be apart, but knowing they love me and remember me and knowing the end of this isn’t too horribly far away makes it easier to bear.

While I’m away, I fill my time with just about anything I can throw in.  I love sailing, slacklining, hiking, reading, watching movies.  I tried my hand at hang gliding and Aikido and would love, love, love to get skydiving certified with my own gear.  I spend time each week volunteering at local non-profits.  I meet new people through my groups at Meetup.  And now that I’ve finally reached a literary awakening (attributed to endless boredom, Jason’s creative influence, and believe it or not, Stephanie Meyer), I spend endless hours writing and editing.  It would be nice to have an agent and get published, but I just love the process regardless.

Well, that’s my nutshell.  Oh yeah, and if you don’t k now me already, my name is Angela McCallister.  Follow my blog if you want to read more…