WELCOME to my first blog post! I’m supa nervous!!
I’ve been wanting to write since I got my website up but truth be told, I’ve been feeling unsure about what exactly to write on. I don’t follow any bloggers so I don’t really know how these things typically roll out. My goal here is to be transparent, authentic… and just me. I would love for this to be a place you’ll want to visit often, and maybe even share with your friends, however it may fill your souls.
Lately, I feel like I’m in “this different space” of reflection with recent experiences shifting my way of thinking about how I’m choosing to live life, especially with the choices I’m making for my future.
I feel like I’ve just woken up to the reality that… it’s all just a phase.
I often talk about the “chapters in our book of life” and if I were to quickly compartmentalize my own life into chapters it would look something like this:
~ The Babysitters
~ Teen Years
~ Young Green Girl in Toronto
~ Life with Charlie
But even as I write this list, I know the depth of each story and see them more as developing sequels like the Avengers! Ha! Ha!
Life with Charlie is definitely a book on it’s own:
~ Before Kids
~ Raising Conscious Kids
And then this can be further sub-categorized:
~ Blissful Pregnancy
~ Baby Years
~ Raising Girls
~ Finding Me
~ Building a P/T Home Business
~ Unexpected Mompreneur
And then there was that “life curveball” we never saw coming:
~ Charlie’s Accident
~ Mom’s Plan B to Family’s Plan A
~ High Road aka Lonely Road
~ Resolution & Forgiveness
~ Levelling UP
And now, we’re about to add a whole new continuation… and a blessed one if I may say.
I’m going to be honest, writing all of this down and seeing it in black in white makes me feel very vulnerable. I’m generally an open book but sharing my journey through blogging is definitely pushing me out of my comfort zone because either I share authentically, or I don’t share at all… it’s just who I am.
I remember when I was a child [that would be referenced in The Babysitting Years Sequel ;-)] my life goals were to have 10 children, write a book & marry a rich man! Truth! Ha! Ha! Well, here’s to the book in blog form!
I will say that seeing my “life titles” above reminds me about how far I’ve come, about how strong I am and, it explains a lot about the woman I am today. Despite the vulnerability blogging puts on me, it actually feels necessary at this part of my journey. I believe in paying things forward and my idea is that, if I can inspire even just one person out there, then every second of this uncomfortableness is worth it!
So this “place of reflection” that’s pulling on my heart strings these days is reminding me of how “fleeting” all these moments are in our life and how truly precious time is.
That on the gloriest of days… the sun will set, so live with intention and remember to stop to feel the wonderfulness of the moment. And always remember, that in our darkest of hours… the sun will come up tomorrow.
And with that, I will see you here again soon <3