Welcome to As Jodie Sees It

Hello!  Jodie here.  People have told me I’ve had an interesting life and should share it, so here it is:  As Jodie Sees It.

I’m a 40 year old woman living in Northern California with my cats Oli (means “hope” in the Igbo language), Angel and my 78 year old mother.

I’m married to the love of my life, Benneth.  We’re undergoing the immigration process to unify us forever.  Been a long process with lots of excitement and sorrow.  I’ve learned the patience of Job since starting the process back in September, 2010.

I work as a mental health counselor in a crisis program.  I have so many stories there, but will likely share few from work.  I have battled an eating disorder most of my life and learned to live well with bipolar disorder.  I have faced rocky relationships and made some painful choices in life.  All of these culminate into a wonderful way of seeing thw world.  Rather than being jaded and hard, I am often told I have a sensitivity and quality few other possess.  I have been called a Touchstone.

I hope you will take some time to read some of my writings and perhaps gain a little wisdom, humor, or at least know that we all have struggles and can over come.

In my husband’s native language, Igbo, there is a word for one who talks too much and/or says too much.  That word is “Tatafo”.  He and I tease one another, calling each other the Eze Tatafo (king of excess talking) and Lolo Tatafo (princess of excess talking).  As you read my blog, you will see I have a passion for talking and rambling until I get to the heart of the issue.  There is always a kernel of wisdom in there.  Sometimes it just takes me a bit to get there myself.

Thanks for taking the time to read my welcome.



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