Like so many of you, I have so many titles. I’m a wife and a mom. I have a son and two dogs, an Aussiedoodle and a Standard Poodle (yes, they are my children too). I’m a sister, an auntie, employee, cook, event planner, maid, interior designer, crafter, runner, coach, chauffeur, and the list goes on. I’m constantly trying to find time for all my different roles each day. I want to be my best for everyone I love, but still have time to be the best for myself. Know what I mean?
When I was a teenager, I so badly wanted to be crafty, but I didn’t think I had any craftiness in my bones. Once I was on my own and had a little money, I slowly dipped my toes into the world of crafts. I discovered I am crafty and I love doing so many things! Over the years I have gotten into crocheting, photography, jewelry-making, cake decorating, furniture makeovers, vinyl work, so on and so on. It’s my outlet. I love being creative! I try to make a little time each day to work on something.
Fitness and health have always been important to me. In my 20’s, I swore I’d always maintain my size 6 figure. Then I turned 30. I got married. I had a baby. I turned 40. My size 6 figure was demolished! These days, I struggle with making healthy meals that my family will fit in with all of our personal requirements (they are vast and conflicting) and that fit into our busy schedules. Unlike my 20’s, my new goals are not about size, but to be active and healthy. I have a permanent back injury that means learning new ways to work out and a thyroid condition that means I gain five pounds whenever I look at any food that isn’t celery.
I’m also a bit OCD and a neat freak. You wouldn’t know it if you came into my home because I don’t live alone and keeping up with my family is another full-time job. But…I try. I work from home so I have those days when I look around and have a tough time leaving dirty dishes in the sink and go to my office to start working. Some days I just can’t do it. I’m still learning.
It’s a journey and adventure trying to balance the everyday without feeling overwhelmed and lost in the chaos. Can you relate? Let’s be friends and together we can make our way through the obstacle of life.