Hi! I’m starting this blog to voice my thoughts, my musings, my dreams, and my deepest desires. Ok, honestly, all of the above except the last (sorry!).
I’m a single mom with two fantastic, energetic kids. My latest theory on their energy levels is that they somehow tap into their mother’s energy stores without her knowing, kind of like they do when they’re still in utero and are taking whatever nutrients they need directly from your body. However, somehow they do it without an umbilical cord. I have no clue how it happens, but I’m pretty sure it must because on those days I have the least amount of energy, they seem to have it in abundance. I’ve often wished I could have just a little bit of their energy, but after this summer, I’m pretty sure they’re just taking mine.
The past few years have been a wild ride with many times I wanted to get off, but I survived it and came back even stronger. So now as I embark on the next chapter of my life, I thought it might be nice to start it off by picking up one of my old favorite pastimes – writing. However, instead of writing it and hiding it so my father doesn’t find it again (that didn’t go so well), I’m doing it in plain view of the world. Well, at least that portion of the world that has found and chosen to read my blog. Oh yea, and I’ve learned not to write down anywhere those things you absolutely don’t want your boyfriend to find (yea, that REALLY didn’t go so well). So, half a lifetime older and infinitely wiser, I start this blog.
I tend toward sarcasm if you couldn’t tell, and black humor at times (the worse the times, the worse the jokes), so keep that in mind as you read. I’ve found that a light-hearted attitude helps you through the toughest times in life, of which I’ve had more than my share. I’m terribly addicted to caffeine (why I ever picked it up again after my last child was weaned is beyond me) and I’m trying to break my addiction to cigarettes, so bear with me.
Life is too short to not embrace it fully and be open to new experiences and paths. We never know how much time we have left, so we should make our moments count. And don’t forget, it is those special moments that count. And those ordinary, plain, happy moments. We have to open ourselves to enjoying them, not waiting until tomorrow to remember. I find myself taking many fewer pictures in favor of enjoying what’s in front of me. Sure, I have fewer memories on film (ok, on a memory card), but trust me, they’re all stored in my heart.
I’m very choosy about whom I let into my life, but those who’ve I have let in, I cherish. With friends, it’s about quality, not quantity, like with everything else worthwhile in life. Ok, sure, I’ll admit I have a lot of Facebook friends, but as far as the ones I’ve really let into my life, not with just a glimpse, they’re in my heart and I’m fiercely loyal to them, as they are to me.
Ok, I’ll end this now. But you’ll be hearing more from me soon.
Live, love, laugh……it’s what makes it all worthwhile!