I have had the privilege of getting to know the incredible Casey McPike lately. She is a New Zealand based writer and mother of two little girls. Not only is she a funny and talented writer but she loves wine like I do. You may […]
Month: June 2016
Laughter is the best form of medicine. It has been proven that happy people live longer. Even Elle Woods tells us that happy people don’t kill their husbands. I have found some happy and funny people online again. Mcpikelets A little rude of that librarian. […]
Do you know what this weekend is? It’s BlogU! Oh and of course a huge day in my family. My cousin is getting married to his high school sweetheart. I’m absolutely thrilled for them and to officially say she is now my cousin. And as I sit here writing this, my niece is screaming spit bubbles at me. But with the blistering heat and pop up rain storms here, I’m still in a great mood.
How could I not be in a great mood when all these people are making me laugh? Don’t forget to click on their links and follow them. I know I appreciate their humor every week and you will too!
If you haven’t noticed, my posts have been, what’s the word, nonexistent for lack of a better word from thesaurus.com. I have been really down on my writing. I’ve gotten my head wrapped around the numbers game and too much into wanting so desperately to be the blogger I set out to be. I have a very witty sense of humor and a large feeling of anxiety. I thought, hey, what a great combination for being a blogger. I thought the numbers would be colossal after a month or two. My inbox would be overflowing with paying sponsored posts. People would be begging me to guest post for them. I’d be published on multiple sights. Here’s the big kicker, that’s an extremely rare thing to happen.
I didn’t realize how much life would get in the way when I set out to write a blog about life. Between grocery shopping, play dates, house keeping, running a business and just trying to sneak a shower in more often than every 4 days, it’s not easy to write. One of my goals when I started was to find a way to connect with other women who felt like their ship was sinking too. To show them they weren’t alone. And I’ve been able to do that. It’s been a great feeling to connect with these women and hear their stories of guilt, humor, and just life in general.
When a person gains the title of “parent” everything in their life changes. Not for bad, and not for better always, just changes. The days are shorter and the nights even shorter. Your life is no longer your own. It now revolves around this tiny creature that shares it’s DNA with you. If my child isn’t in the mood to go run errands, you can bet she will let her opinion be known that she wants to stay home or go somewhere else. Just yesterday we had a 10 minute argument on why a three year old isn’t allowed to stay home alone yet.
As I write this, I’m sitting in a pair of yoga shorts and a t-shirt. I somehow managed to take a shower and feel a little normal even though my hair is up in a soaked bun and I have no make-up on. My child is sitting in my lap trying to write and asking me what everything is inside of my desk. I have a dozen errands to run, need to weed my garden and yard, wash dirty laundry and clean my disaster of an office. Yet, none of that matters. Life has sucked me in and I’m trying hard to find a way to even catch a breath.
Some days just call for pause. Turn off the electronics, open up the windows and doors, grab a drink and book and just enjoy the fact that you woke up today. Don’t get so caught up in life that you forget to enjoy it. Don’t let other’s opinions impact how you see yourself. And most importantly, don’t let your insecurities determine who you are.