In a nutshell, Brenda Knowles (formerly Brenna Gee) is a highly sensitive writer mama.
That’s the persona that expresses who I am; an open listener, introspective, dreamy, expressive and a mom.
When I say highly sensitive I don’t mean I cry at the drop of a hat or tremble like a Chihuahua. I’m not even shy. What I mean is, I will sense the moods of the people in a room and be affected.
I am an introvert.
I feel music, art and nature deeply. I don’t do well if I am made to rush through life. I want to take it slow and absorb the experience. I love exploring new places and meeting new people but I will need a break between scenes. I gather energy in solitude. I have a rich inner life (daydreams, ideas,intuition) which makes it possible and preferable to live without constant external stimulation. Over-stimulate me (with noise, technology, hurrying, overscheduling, interruptions) and I am going to get overwhelmed and crabby and wish I could handle more.
Writing is the perfect outlet.
As a Mama,
I am the homemaker/guide to three curious, reckless, high
energy, beautiful children. I have two sons (15 and 13 years old) and a daughter
(11 years old). As a mom, I score points in the relationship category but
occasionally stink up the place when it comes to behavior modification or drill
sergeant skills. The kids and I do our best to live with and circumvent suburban-hamster wheel exhaustion, but sometimes we stumble. Of course, my love is always there. My dream is for the kids to someday benefit from my lack of hovering by becoming independent,
I love: people, books, sensuality, bodies of water, fitness, music (especially acoustic guitar), writing, traveling/wanderlust, quiet pleasures, walks in nature, bejeweled words like exquisite and euphoria, in depth conversation and wit.;)
I am recently divorced. I have no doubt that the journey after divorce will be just as beautiful as it has been in the past.
The sensitive, sensation seeking and mama aspects of me do not always mesh. I often scramble to even consider balance. It helps to think of the conflicts as writing material. My secret is to replace worry and frustration with creativity and gratitude. :)
- Understanding the Highly Sensitivity Person: Sensitive, Introverted, or Both? (psychologytoday.com)