I have been thinking about starting this blog for a while now. It feels as though now is a right time. I just wanted to take the time to share my thoughts that led to this blog.
So, here's a
little background on me. My husband is a second year medical student
at the University of Louisville. We have a 1 1/2 year old daughter who I take care of. We have been married for four years. After being in Louisville for a year, I am really starting to feel at home here. I have some really good friends and have been able to meet so many interesting and wonderful people. My husband is in a leadership position in our church at the moment, and that, coupled with his responsibilities in school has kept him very busy. Even though I am 100% happy with my life and our situation, all of this extra time of being alone, also being a mother and trying to be the best I can for my daughter, has led me to realize that there are quite a few things about myself that I need to change. To be honest, I am a little like an ostrich. A lot of the time I keep my head in the sand, ignoring the things in my life that I need to change. And the things that I want to change aren't super drastic, I really just want to become a better me. Also, I want to be honest about myself too. I don't want to put on a front that I have everything under control, that I am fashionable, always put together, eat really healthy food, exercise everyday, and am super spiritual. I want to make this blog a place where I, and whomever might stumble upon this, can openly and honestly discuss the struggles of being a wife, mother, friend, and whatever other role we might fill. And I want this to be a place of no judgement.
For example, this morning, my daughter immediately grabbed the half-eaten milk chocolate bar from my nightstand and ate most of it. I could have stopped her. I should have stopped her and forced green smoothie and oatmeal down her little throat, but I let her eat it. Then I gave her some oatmeal, which she only ate two bites of. Anyway, the point of this is that I felt guilty. I typically would have kept this to myself. But, I think it's important for us to share our triumphs and failures as women. Some mornings my baby will drink her green smoothie, eat a whole bowl of oatmeal, and eat a bunch of fruit too. Somedays it's chocolate. But that is life. That is real. And that is what I want to talk about here.
I hope everyone who comes here will feel comfortable and welcome. Feel free to leave any comments and concerns. And welcome to my life!