Hello there bloggers/readers. I am new to the blogging world.
Why start a blog? I would like to share my experiences and thoughts with anyone who cares to listen.
Why would anyone want to read about my life? I have no idea.
I'll say this though...I think people look for something or someone they can relate to. Everyone likes to be encouraged and everyone likes to be inspired. My desire is to express honesty and truth as I see it, even when that's hard to do. I've spent a long time appearing on the outside to have it all together, while secretly breaking inside. It's hard to show vulnerability and weakness. We don't want to broadcast our problems....what would people think? We live in a very judgmental world, that's the truth. We put on armor and put up walls to protect ourselves, allowing very few people into our world. We keep them at a distance.
The truth is I don't have all the answers. I'm 27 years old and still learning who I am. I have so much to learn and more growing up to do. I have doubts about myself as a person, and as a wife and mother. Am I doing the right thing and making the right decisions? I'm still discovering how I can be the best I can be and I am far from it.
I am a Navy wife and a stay at home mom. Both can be isolating and lonely. It's hard moving away from family and friends, forced out of your comfort zone. Everywhere I move I have to start over. Making new friends can be hard for me because I am pretty shy. I am thankful for the opportunity to stay at home with my daughter; being able to experience all my daughter's "firsts" and daily growth. It is hard though. Nothing but toddler talk all day, no adult interaction or stimulation. Cleaning, laundry, walking the dog, etc. Life has become mundane. Same thing every day, no change....nothing exciting. I need to bring joy back into my life. Happiness is conditional but true joy is lasting.