Sometimes it can be hard to remember who you are when your life revolves so much around your family. In the last year or so I’ve been thinking about who I am. I am no longer my college major. I am no longer my career. And I am certainly not “just” a stay at home mom. On days that I spend all day at home breaking up arguments, cleaning up messes, feeling overwhelmed by laundry and dishes, and frantically trying to keep a one year old alive…I desperately need to take some time for myself to be me…
I love to sit outside on a beautiful day listening to the birds and the wind in the trees. I like look at the stars, jump through the sprinklers, drink hot chocolate and eat ice cream (but not at the same time.) I love to read a good book in the shade sipping iced tea. I love to swim in lakes and wade in mountain streams and feel sand on my toes as ocean waves hit my legs. I love to laugh with a group of close friends as we play a board game. I like to hike and folf and throw a frisbee at a park. I yearn to travel and explore new places or re-visit places I love. I love taking pictures. I’m a wannabe young adult fantasy novel writer.
And, despite the challenges, I really LOVE being a mom.
I love to snuggle, sing, pretend, learn, dance, explore and create with my amazing children. I love when I can find a way to say yes to something that would be easier to say no to. I love watching them figure out how to solve a problem by themselves. I want to encourage their curiosity, to help them EXPLORE the world, to IMAGINE amazing things, and to LOVE with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
I am a mother. A wife. A teacher. A navigator. A follower of Jesus. I plan to blog about parenting, home schooling, exploring, and life in general. I hope you join us on some of our adventures.