I've started this post...the very first post of my brand spanking new blog at least four times now. Obviously I'm not very good at this! LOL
As I've sat here tonight typing out over and over all the blessings and wonderful things I have in my life, such as my husband and my children, I realized that this is the very reason why I have started this blog....
For many years now, I've thought that being a wife and mother has been what defines me; and nothing else. Please don't misunderstand me, I'm not sad about that. I'm very proud of my children and my husband. They are wonderful people and I enjoy being a part of their lives very much....
But this blog is for ME!
A couple of weeks ago I read a thread on a homeschooling forum that I belong to. It was all about "letting yourself go". When I first saw the title I avoided it like the plague. I knew that I was guilty of that very thing. A few days later I highlighted the title and clicked enter, dreading what I was about to read.
Surprisingly, as I read the thread I realized; a). I'm not the only woman who has let herself go and b). I've not only let myself go, but I've lost myself!
How many women have done that?! I'm sure the answer is many! Just the day to day basics of being a stay at home/ homeschooling mom makes it so easy to for us to lose ourselves. There is always someone who needs something or something to do, clean, call, check on, fix....the list goes on!
Now please don't misunderstand I don't regret this life at all. I don't play the "what if" game (too often) and I enjoy the roles I play here in my home. But isn't it OK to have more? To know clearly what interests me? To know, with confidence, when I leave the house, that I look the best I can? It can't be that hard to have it all, right?!
These are the questions I plan to answer with this blog.
This blog is about me taking care of myself; being accountable for making sure that I am healthy, replenished and finding the small, simple things in life that make me who I am!
I hope you stick around and share in this journey with me! I will be sharing many parts of my life with you. Things that interesting me, from food to shopping deals, sewing and learning to quilt! You'll find that I'm pretty all over the map with what interests me. A good friend of mine always says I'm one part prairie muffin, one part diva...I think she may be right! LOL