I am exactly the right age to do that, thank you very much!

Warning:  I’m about to start ranting.

I started knitting when I was in my early 20’s. I love it!  It’s relaxing and it makes me feel good to make things.  I’m now in my 30’s and I still have people tell me (often complete strangers) that I am too young to spend my time knitting.  Apparently, you must be old enough to retire and/or have a grandchild (or a great-grandchild) before it is acceptable for you to be a knitter.

I also enjoy playing video games.  This is not something that I gave up after I had my children.  In fact, I often play with them.  I personally feel that this is healthy for both myself and my girls.  I learn more about what’s going on in their world outside of our home while we’re fighting virtual monsters together than I would ever get if we weren’t.  For example, if their playing on the xbox or computer without me, I can yell directly in their ear “What do you want for dinner?” and get no response.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who feel differently.  Maybe they like it when their kids ignore them?

So basically, two of my favorite things to do are, by “normal” standards, out of my age range as acceptable hobbies.  Do I care? Not really.  But I am curious as to why it even bothers anyone else…  Who set these rules? And why do people feel the need to try to “correct” me?

Okay, I feel better now. Thanks for reading my rant.  🙂

What’s jesscombs.com all about, anyway?

I’m sure your wondering what you can expect from jesscombs.com.  Okay, you’re probably not, but I’m going to tell you anyway.  😛

First, let me tell you a little about me…

My name is Jess Combs.  I’m 35 and I have two daughters.  My oldest is 15 and my youngest is 10.  I love reading, writing, running, knitting, and gaming.  I’ve been a stay at home mom since this past May and I’m loving it!  In the past, I’ve been a legal secretary, a paralegal, and a phlebotomist.  In addition to my current job as a professional mommy, I’m working on finishing my first novel.

So what can you expect posts to be about on jesscombs.com?

You can definitely expect to read on the ups and downs of my writing pursuits.  Where am I on the road to being published, what I’m learning along the way, and hopefully some insights from others with much more experience than myself.  🙂

Since I am that rare species known as “gamer-mom.”  You can probably expect to read a little about gaming on occasion.  (Don’t know what a gamer mom is?  Gamer moms not only know what an MMORPG is, but so do our children.  We balance guild leader with mother.  We plan raids/dungeons for the weekends (and after homework is checked and done).  We tuck our kids in and become assassins in Assassin’s Creed.  We know when the new game and/or expansion is coming out before our kids do.)

I’ll also occasionally post about my latest adventures in running, my knitting projects (currently a ginormous TARDIS afghan), and reviews on what I’ve been reading.

So that’s a little about me and jesscombs.com (also me).  Any questions, feel free to reply to this post or contact me at jessica@jesscombs.com.

Thanks for reading!  🙂