Guess who’s back… back again… tell a friend!
So here I am thinking about writing my blog again… it’s been a while so you may be thinking… why? I realized why the heck not! Even if my mom is the only one reading this (hi mom) I liked the idea of putting my thoughts out there.
Why now? I have been having a bit of a crisis of confidence lately with mom life/work life/ who am I… classic… but in this, I realize I need to make a conscious effort to do little things that make me happy. I would love to go on a million trips to make me happy, but then my practical side reminds me I also need to pay a mortgage, go out for dinner with my friends, attend the ballet, etc. I have started painting again (nothing fancy, but it feels good, and looking at quilting patterns again. I have also been reading, “Girl Wash Your Face” by Rachel Hollis and something in it struck me. She writes at one point about making herself small and how that is what she thought she should be and something about this really stuck with me. I felt like my thoughts were somehow frivolous, not valid in comparison to others… but why? More importantly… why do I care! I like having a creative outlet and this is just another way of being creative!
Why stop? I stopped because of life… haha, the easy answer. I initially stopped because I was back to full-time work with a small kiddo… but then I continued to stop because I felt silly continuing… but not anymore.
Where have you been? In my “time off” we have done a few wonderful trips. My lovely 3-year-old has now been to France, Germany, Hawaii (2x), beautiful British Columbia, Montana and a number of random road trips around Alberta. Little H is an awesome little adventurer, from skiing in BC to castles in Bavaria, and I cannot wait to continue to share with her my love of travel! I hope that one day she will see that sure mom got a little lost with who she was but that it’s okay to reevaluate, recalculate and take another swing at it!
Until next time… which won’t be such a long wait