Well, its my first blog post since I made up Fox Fairy Tales in 2010 and thought the internet should be regaled with my first kid’s birth story. Yikes, spare yourself the google. Life just snowballed from there and I forgot to make any more posts, or become a published author, or do much outside of survival mode as the parent of young kids. Now my kids are mostly potty trained, and sometimes 2 out of 3 sleeps through the night, and they go to school, and I’m gloriously ALONE IN MY OWN HOUSE.
My husband and I have cultivated our family to be adventurous. We love to push ourselves to travel to new places and rise to meet new challenges. The year I turned 30, was my Year of Hard Things, so I ran a half marathon and did a sprint triathlon. Then I decided last year was the year to build community, so I started pouring into the people I’ve met and trying to be a friend I’d like to have. Now, I’d like to give my advice freely out to the world. Ha, just kidding. It just turns out that I was asked to write an article and the words started streaming out. I guess I have a lot to say.
However, I feel insecure about blog posts. Its vulnerable and a little awkward starting an online diary and hoping that you resonate with someone, somewhere. My self doubt takes the reigns and starts questioning all the insecurities: how could I have an original thought worth reading?
But to heck with it, because as I like to remind my husband, I’m a grown ass woman and I’ll do what I want. Its the year of Lizzo. I like writing a lot more than mindlessly scrolling through Instagram or doing some mundane household chore. Sometimes I’m funny and its probably a sin to hoard this genius.
So if you like reading about a regular thirty something’s take on life, kids, travel, food, etc. here ya go. I’m going to do my best to be honest and sincere with only a sprinkle of embellishment for dramatic effect. Maybe if enough of you read this, I can justify buying a fancy computer and a real camera.