I’ve always loved to write. I remember back in the fourth grade needing to come up with a license plate that described me with 7 or less letters or numbers. (Even harder than Twitter, right?) I simply wrote – WRITER. It’s somewhat always been my personal therapy and is also a large part of my professional background. I worked in a communications career for nearly ten years after graduating college and still write when I need to get things out of my head. Over the last several years, I’ve written plenty of blog entries – private ones to myself, sharing my love of shoes and fashion, the growth of my first baby bump and the journey after my youngest daughter’s first seizure.
I’ve contemplated a more public blog beyond just friends and family before. During the last few months, I have been thinking it through a lot and finally decided to start. My hold up was that I don’t have one simple passion or expertise that I always write about or can give guidance on. Then, I saw a quote I had seen plenty of times but this time it stuck with me.
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw
Fortunately, I’m not one that’s really felt lost before and felt a need to go find myself. But over the last two years as a stay-at-home mom, I’m not exactly sure of my identity either. It’s one I’m creating along the way. With the help of friends, family and mostly, my best friend/husband, I know that my identity as mom means knowing myself in every way – mom, wife, friend, daughter, writer, volunteer, runner, shoe-lover, coffee-lover, wine-lover…you get the picture.
So that’s what this blog will focus on. Knowing and writing about the things that make me mom and make me, me. I hope you will read along and be inspired to continue creating the mom you are and the person you are. I plan to talk about things on my mind from what brings me joy whether it’s a great espresso drink or laughing with my kids, and I’ll also talk about where I’m struggling personally and as mom.
Being a mom means being yourself, being an extended- often tired – all giving self! In the midst of it all, don’t forget to be who YOU are. So here’s to you, here’s to us, and here’s to momma!