Wow! Not sure what random thought I had that said “hey, why don’t you start a blog?!” but here I am and here this is. Let me explain:
Life is hard and chaotic. I hear about it every day at work from my amazing female patients. Little did they know that we all share the same common theme in our insecurities- we want to be able to do it all- see it all- cook it all- while keeping a smile on our face. We want others to look at us and think “wow- she has got her shit together!” The reality is most of us are barely surviving the day to day! Did I remember to send my child to school in clean underwear? Am I wearing clean underwear? Gross- it isn’t that bad, but you get the point.
My life is such said stress. I am a mom of 2 kiddos (3 year old girl and a 1 year old boy); and a wife of 7 years and I am a nurse practitioner of 6 years. I work full time, so does my husband. Our kids go to daycare. Guess what- they love it and I love it too! With all that I have going on, I would not have the time to teach my 3 year the letters of the alphabet or to accurately name her colors. I have this inability to leave my house dirty so I panic when it is a mess. I try several times to meal plan and I fail several times. About every 2 weeks I decide I need to try to add exercise into my daily routine. That lasts about 24 hours because I am so exhausted and do not have the energy to go for a walk/run/jog. I am just happy when my Fitbit registers an aggressive day of house cleaning as active minutes- counts to me!
I get to a boiling point about once every 6 weeks. I think my husband can accurately document this cycle by the phases of the moon and a combination of my crazy meal planning and unrealistic housekeeping expectations. It is kind of comical but I won’t admit it. Why can’t everything be perfect like I planned? Why can’t I handle it when it doesn’t?
The reason I started this blog was for a creative outlet for all things stressful in my life. And, if my day isn’t so bad, I thought I would share some things I enjoyed, discovered, cooked, or tried to bake and butchered the recipe (stay tuned, that may be a common theme!) So stick around – follow me. I bet you will be surprised how much we are all alike and we will see how this little blog turns out….
Until next time!