I hate writing About Me pages. It feels like there’s too much riding on whatever I lay down here and I just can’t handle that level of pressure in my life.
Is it acceptable to say, “I don’t know?”
How about we start easy? I’ll start with the things I DO know. I live in the suburbs of Atlanta with my fam, which consists of a husband, 2 kiddos (almost 12 & 8) and 6 furbabies. Seth Godin said this thing (somewhere) that , “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” This almost certainly embodies our family’s goals. We have this thing where we really dig flexibility and freedom, so this is played out in the choices we make in how we approach our work & schooling our kids – from home, of course. Our choices have always been as much about investing in our relationships with each other, as they’ve been about anything else.
We live in a little lake house nestled into nature.
This house where the sun peeks through the trees, the bugs swarm, and creatures make music in summer. In winter, the fire place burns, the sky opens up and so does our view of the lake. This is a house where I’ve hung Christmas lights – for all year round, inside & out – just because I can. It’s a great space to hideaway from the busyness of everything. Can you tell I’m in love?
It isn’t all freedom, joy and stuff though.
I struggle with anxiety and depression, and I have in varying degrees for 7ish years. Most of the time joy doesn’t actually come easy to me. I’m currently in the trenches of trying to figure out… LIFE. What brings me happiness? How can I change the lens through which I view the world, my emotions and my relationships? Who do I want to be when I grow up – like who even am I?? It’s deep, really messy work that I’m making space to focus on every day because I’ve finally reached a point in my life where I’ve decided that I’m worth the good fight. I’m giving myself love and #doepicshit is my guiding mantra right now.
I find the outpouring of my inner words to be highly therapeutic and bucket-filling.
I love meeting people where they are through writing, from a place of realness and vulnerability. This blog has always been my safe haven, where I come to release my mind, share my thoughts and post whatever the fuck I want to post. Hope you enjoy the ride. 😉