My name is Kim Smith.
I have been in the drycleaning business since 1994. Started as a shirt presser and I have worked very hard learning everything I could along the way. I am an expert in my field. I love my customers and what I do. But there is so much more to me than this.
I love being outdoors, sewing, working with wood and drywall, taking pictures and creating callages with them. I enjoy spending time with my grand daughters. They are all sweet and have their own special gifts to give the world. I greatly enjoy spending time with my husband! I do wish I had more time to spend with him and my children and grand daughters.
I am a former yes person. I love to please people. Making them smile just makes me feel good. But I tend to spread myself way to thin. I also have gotten take. Advantage of. I don’t want to make anyone mad at me or think I don’t do enough so I give and I give. But I am learning to have a voice for me. I important and what I want is also important. Making sure that I am being respected is much harder to do than I expected. But I am standing my ground. I am so proud of myself.
I am loud and outgoing! But if I don’t know you I am very introverted. Just wait though…when you get to know me believe me you will hear me. Lol
I grew up very much a tomboy. On my grandparents farm every summer. I was outside as much as I could be exploring everything. I was stubborn and bull headed. But I think that is what has helped me with my determination. I don’t like being told I can’t do something. (And add to it because I am female) GAME ON.
Yes I am on my 4th marriage. I don’t know how to explain it except I fall in love easily and put in 100% and when I get less than that in return eventually I will walk away. When I am done I am done. Now I get 100% plus back from my wonderful husband. He has had the wonderful pleasure of dealing with the woman that I have become from the heartaches of relationships past. He was patient with me and very caring. Unlike formers he has not once cheated on me or hit me or even raised a hand in anger towards me. And he has helped if not done it all himself raised my 3 children plus his own daughter. They are adults now and some are starting to understand the difficulties in trying to raise children plus those that are not your own. Yet he still doesn’t get the full respect that he deserves for the turmoil he has endured. My youngest gives him full respect, my oldest gives him some respect but does act as though he owes her or something…now on that one I say act but not sure if it is truly and act of if she is oblivious to how she is treating him. I am hoping it is just the later. Now my middle child recently has acted as though we owe him something. Disrespecting both of us. Not sure where that is headed just yet but this is one of those stands I am making as a former people pleaser. I love all of my children. Now my husbands daughter she is also awesome. She hasn’t always been but she has grown up into a nice young woman and that may be due to her father being so rough on her. Her was much nicer to my children than his own daughter. That was because of the fights we used to have when my children were testing me to see how much I would take their side over my husbands. So a lot of their behavior towards him I will have to take the blame for. But they are adults now and I am going to have to demand respect for both of us and let my husband say his piece when he feels the need to do so instead of stifling him because he might upset them and then they might not talk to me. Wow I am a big baby when it comes to my children. I have to apologize to my husband and my children I have done them all a huge dis service by my own actions.