Here's a brief autobiography. I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I suffered the anguish of being un-athletic and surrounded by Greenbay Packer fans, who didn't know how to admit a young girl to their club. Then, I married a sports fan, who wanted a pre-nuptial agreement to protect the sanctity of March Madness, the NCAA college basketball tournaments. Finally, I became a Mom, unwittingly spawning MORE sports fans with the birth of my three children.
So, without any deliberate attempt to become marginalized by sports, I was sidelined. I stood on the widow's walk of sports obsession, wondering if I would ever get connected with this part of my huband's and my children's lives. I had no foothold. That's when I had The Idea, the antidote. I thought, I can't be the only one in this situation. So I started a company called Sports Widow Entertainment, LLC. Its mission is to entertain, enlighten and empower other Sports Widows, the disenfranchised spouses, partners and friends of sports fanatics. As the company evolves, I hope to create products and services for people who don't like, don't get or aren't good at sports.
But, first, I want to build a community, to connect with like-minded Sports Widows. Each week, I plan to share a short story about my crazy life as The Sports Widow on this web site. In turn, I hope you'll share your stories or observations, whether they're funny, sad, poignant, embarrassing, angry or frustrating. Bring it on. I want to connect with you. En route, we'll learn about each other's lives, too. I blog weekly at: http://www.sportswidow.com