Getting to know the person behind the blog-
A few years ago I got fed up with the “American Dream”. The corporate ladder climbing, working all day, seeing coworkers more than my own family, having just enough money to make ends meet and not enjoying life just wasn’t working for me anymore. So I decided to do something about it (after years of complaining to my husband). I finally gave my two-week notice at work and decided to start 2014 differently. After all, they say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results…
I started a business and home-schooled my oldest daughter for a year. I finally got pregnant after years of trying, and life was good! Then life presented us with an opportunity and we moved overseas. While the circumstances forced our hand, we decided to make the most of it, embrace it, and make an adventure of it! During this transition period, I discovered a lot about myself and the world. I continue to grow as I discover and embrace ideas from different cultures, religions, and ways of life that I wasn’t aware of or open to before. My goal is to live a simple yet fulfilling life. I want to let go of the material things, societal norms, and ideologies I think hold so many people back from living a truly rich life.
While technology and modern conveniences are important and I do enjoy them, I don’t want my life to revolve around them. They are merely tools, not things I can’t live without. Society and community are essential but I don’t want to live life trying to conform to the norm. By allowing myself to explore I discover more about myself every day and you’ll see that reflected in my writing. I’m currently getting certified to be a Life Coach and will one day travel with my family full time in an RV coaching people and giving seminars.
It seems the theme of my life is balance these days. I balance being a mother and wife with being an individual and having an identity outside of those roles. My blog is a reflection of what I’m going through as I go through it. Sometimes you’ll see me struggle to find the balance, others you’ll see me celebrate having found it whether for a moment or I’ve mastered it and move onto the next area. This is a place for me to embrace who I am and share that, I come here to be transparent not to hide. My intention is that you can relate to something, laugh with me (or at me), and engage with me and the community I’m building in the blogosphere. Welcome to my village!
I look forward to hearing what you have to say. Feel free to leave feedback, comments or suggestions in the comments section below or email me at (firstname.lastname@example.org).