Let Me (re)Introduce Myself
I've been suffering from some writer's block lately and I think it's because I overthink things (anyone who knows me just said "duh"). I often find myself second guessing everything I want to write. Is there a chance it could possibly offend anyone? Will they understand my sense of humour? Why am I posting this? I'm not an expert.
So I thought, screw it, let's start over. Maybe if I tell you a little bit about myself we can become blog besties and I can just be myself without worrying.
So who am I? Great question. I ask myself that on the regular.
I am a 34 year old new(ish) mom who is an expert at nothing and is loving life. I love laughing and sometimes I'm the only one laughing at my own jokes (other than Thomas… that kid gets me). I love listening to the same song on repeat until I'm sick of it, watching horrible television and eating anything sweet.
My husband, Kevin, is my best friend and even though we are very different in some ways, we see eye to eye when it's important. I love chatting with him about anything and everything. In a nutshell, he watches the Office with me and he laughs at enough of my jokes that it's worth keeping him around. And he's a really amazing dad to Thomas.
Speaking of Thomas… he's my 11 month old chubby little bundle of joy. He is such a goofy kid and I love how much he laughs. He also is very quick to tell me when he isn't happy but to be fair, he gets his dramatics from me so who am I to complain. He's a mama's boy and I love every second of it. Is there anything better than kisses from your baby boy? (As I wrote that he grabbed a chunk of my hair for grip and tried to give me a kiss… I might end up bald from his attempts at kissing me but it'll be worth it).
Obviously a huge part of my life right now is motherhood and it's definitely something I want to share but that feels so vulnerable. I have no idea what I'm doing. None. Each day is a new journey of emotional ups and downs and I take each day hour by hour. I'm doing my best to stay positive and patient while I guide Thomas along as he figures out this thing called life. Reminding myself (often) that he's literally learning life and even the difficult times come from a place of innocence. We also have been experiencing some food allergies which I've been tempted to share but I don't have any answers yet so it's a very open ended situation. I would be happy to share more of my experiences as long as everyone understands I won't have any tips, tricks or advice. Sound good? Great!
I have some ah-mazing friends in my life and I can't be more thankful for all of the support I've received over the years and especially since starting this journey into motherhood. I have so many mama's and non mama's rallying around me ready to answer my stupid questions and reassure me that I haven't screwed up Thomas forever (yet).
I dabble in fitness but I enjoy just being active. I've had some body image issues over the years and I'm slowly on the path to finding self acceptance and love. Some days are better than others but I'm so proud of how far I've come.
I'm currently on maternity leave (not for much longer though… how is my baby almost one!?) from my career as a general manager. I'll be returning to work in a people development role which I am pretty stoked about. I love me some people development.
I love style but have definitely noticed my practical side shining through since becoming a mom which has thrown me for a bit of a style loop. At first I was frustrated by my indecisiveness around my style but now I'm seeing it as an opportunity to re-invent my style. I'll take you all along on my journey of pretending I know how to be a stylish mom while I'm literally dripping with drool. No seriously, how can one baby drool this much? I also really enjoy playing around with skin care and beauty products but I have no idea what I'm doing. I can create a mean smokey eye without using any brushes, just using my fingers… beauty gurus will hate me.
Honestly I just love dabbling in the creative. I used to be quite involved in theatre and I still love to sing. Currently I just sing around the house for Thomas and he LOVES it. My rendition of "Be Our Guest" brings the house down at meal times. I love photography and I play around a little bit with videography (one day I'll post another YouTube video… it'll happen!)
So that's me! Nice to meet you!
I hope this re-introduction will help me feel a little more confident opening up and being myself. I also hope it helps me get to know you guys a little more! I know blog comments aren't really a thing anymore but I'd love to hear from you guys. Tell me a little bit about who you are! Or don't, that's okay too.