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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Return to Blogging

Well hello there! I have to admit, it feels odd sitting down in front of a computer and typing out a blog post. It's been over a year since I last did that. I used to blog over at The Growing Up Diaries, a blog that I started when my husband and I were first engaged and looking for a house to buy. Writing has always been a source of relief from anxiety for me. I was pretty consistent over there for about two years, but then our wedding happened and I was working two jobs and, well, life happens. Writing started to feel too much like a chore to me and I just disappeared from the blogging world. 

Several times since then, I've sat here staring at a blank computer screen and tried to find the desire to write. It just didn't seem to exist in me anymore. I think that sometimes, we just need to walk away from something for a while to remember why you loved it in the first place. 

So how did we get here, today, to me creating a new writing space? I'd say that my biggest motivation behind my decision is the major life changes that my husband and I are about to face. As I type this out, I am one day shy of being 27 weeks pregnant with our first child. He or she (we're not finding out gender) is due to arrive and change our world in September and I have never been so excited for anything in my entire life. I'm going to be someone's mommy. My husband is going to be a daddy. And with big changes comes a never ending stream of thoughts and emotions that I desperately need to talk about. And since I'm fairly certain that even my loving hubby is getting sick of me talking about all of the emotions all of the time, I needed an outlet. 

Plus, I truly did miss writing. 

Since this is a brand spanking new writing space for me, I thought I'd introduce myself by using one of those lovely Facebook ABC's of Me posts. So let's get started!

Addictions: Pizza. And coffee. I cannot live without either. 

Bed size: King - anything else feels tiny now!

Chore you hate:  Cleaning the bathtub! 

Dogs or cats: Dogs! I'm terribly allergic to cats, unfortunately. But my dog, Izzy, is my world!

Essential start of your day: COFFEE! Cutting back during my pregnancy has been the. hardest. thing.

Favorite color: Typically, I say pink and purple, though it does change depending on my mood. Teal/aqua has been my obsession lately, especially since that's the accent color we're using in Baby's room. 

Gold or silver: Silver or white gold

Height: 5'6"

Instruments you play (or have played): None! I wish I could play guitar or something, but I have just never had the patience to learn.

Jobs titles you've had: Food service worker, cashier, cosmetics sales manager, elementary library assistant and elementary teacher assistant. 
Kids: I have my furry child, Izzy - she'll be 4 in August. And then little one is on the way in September!

Live in: Northern Illinois. No, not Chicago. 

Mom’s name: Mary

Nickname: Nothing that I go by regularly, although if my husband had it his way, it would be Jam-Jam... but probably only because it drives me crazy when he calls me that. 

Overnight hospital stays: Aside from when I was born, I stayed twice when I was 10 thanks to stomach ulcers. 

Pet peeve: Rudeness and judgmental people. I just don't understand the reason people treat others negatively. We're all humans. 

Quote from a movie: "Everyone is born, but not everyone is born the same. Some will grow to be butchers, or bakers, or candlestick makers. Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad. One way or another, though, every human being is unique, for better or for worse." - Matilda

Right or left handed: Righty

Siblings: One brother and one sister, but I have gained multiple brothers-and-sisters-in-law who are absolutely wonderful. 

Time you wake up: It varies right now since I'm off work for the Summer (perks of working at a school) but usually around 6:00am. During the school year, it's usually around 5:00am.

Underwear:At this point, whatever is comfortable. 

Vegetables you dislike: Onions. I like their flavor when cooked into things, but hate the texture so I never eat the actual onion!

What makes you run late: My husband. My anxiety causes me to be insanely early for everything. 

X-rays you’ve had done: Aside from dental x-rays, I had them done when I broke my finger when I was little and when I was in the hospital when I was 10. 

Yummy food you make: Italian beef. Or basically any of the meals I make in my crock pot... I love that thing. 

Zoo animal: Penguins and monkeys are my absolutely favorites. 

And with that, I must bid you farewell. Until next time... 

1 comment:

  1. It's so good to see you back! I pretty much stopped blogging (Living for the Victories/before that Flying on a Rainbow) last year when I was pregnant... and then the young man arrived at 32 weeks and threw my world upside down. I've been blogging a bit about his journey since but it's so hard to find the time. I can't wait to see your little one :)