I would like to start off this post by saying that I love WordPress! It has only been a few days since I switched over, but I love the close-knit community feel of WordPress. I have had a blast reading and responding to different bloggers via the Reader and have already gained a couple followers as a result. I feel like this blog might be able to actually take off this year and the interaction with other bloggers just serves as inspiration and encouragement to get my voice out there.
I am finally getting around to posting for the first prompt of the Blogging 101 course, which is to introduce myself. I have spent the last couple days trying to figure out how to go about answering this. I’ve decided to just go ahead and start typing. Hopefully this won’t be an overshare lol! Starting with the basics, I am a mother of two boys and wife to a wonderful, hard-working man. I am in my last few months of my undergraduate degree and am getting my 6-year-old through his second year of homeschool. I am a big sister to two brothers, ages 25 and 30. I have two nephews, a niece, and two goddaughters.
I spend almost every waking moment of my life these days with my kids. If you would have asked me 10 years ago if this is where I would see myself at 31, I would have said no. For a while I was making life choices that led me down a road I didn’t intend to tread. I wouldn’t say I was a wreck, but I was nothing like I had imagined my life as a child. Insecurity and anxiety had gotten the better of me for most of my life. And then I had Cyrus. Being a mom of one kid, I still had some freedoms and people to watch Elijah. But after Cyrus was born I found I was too busy with the boys to do anything else. Before I knew it, my mom had moved an hour and a half away and the boys’ godmommies moved to Hawaii. Where Elijah used to spend the weekend with my mom we now all spend one night with her almost every weekend because that is just too far to drive and come back the same day.
I love any and all things crafty, but I am a huge procrastinator. My brain (and room) is filled with potential and unfinished projects. I often find it hard to focus because I like to do so many things. I took a stronger interest in sewing in 2014 and finally took classes. I realized my fear of the sewing machine was ridiculous and sewing is good for the soul. I no longer have a social life (which is just fine with me now) and I spend my free time daydreaming, thinking about my goals, reflecting, and creating. Otherwise, I’m chasing Cyrus around the house and picking up his mess. Being a mommy is not easy, at all, but it is the most rewarding experience because kids are amazing (no matter how annoying they can be).
I am here because I want to share what I have with others. It doesn’t have to be the world, just like-minded scatterbrained artists/creators. In addition to showcasing the things I make, I want to share my thoughts on self-esteem, homeschooling, and life in general. I hope to one day write posts and make items to be featured on others’ blogs or in magazines. Lastly, I want whatever I do to make a difference. I hope my words mean something real to people.