There are far, fat better things ahead than any we leave behind. – C.S. Lewis
Maybe it’s the recovering people pleaser in me, but in all my years blogging – i’ve avoided controversy. Yeah, I know – I am sure I am missing out on trolls, traffic, readers, haters and what not – but it’s just not what I wanted to be known for and in your face controversy just isn’t my style.
But then I realized something.
What I write is my space. What I write you don’t have to write. It’s okay for people to disagree with me. It’s fine if the world doesn’t all think the same, how boring would the world be if we were all the same.
If you are someone who truly knows me – you know my heart and who I am.
We all have our differences, so I might just dip my toe in and see what happens.
All that said, I promise not to hit you over the head with any of my opinions IRL. I’m just not that type of person, but what I will do is send you inappropriate pictures of things I find in my OBGYN’s office. You think I’m kidding? Send me your number and I’ll add you to my OBGYN spam list.
What? You are telling me you don’t write stupid messages to your nurse on your pee cups? Get with it!
Oh urine photos – nah, thats not the controversial subject I’m talking about – but enjoy.
If you can read this, your life is pretty amazing.
I have 2 friends overseas in 2 different areas of Africa doing what they can to help those in need. When I think of what it would be like if I was born to a different family into different circumstances, I can’t help but realize how blessed I am.
I have 4 healthy children. I have a good marriage (14 years, baby!). I have a great community and church. Sure there is always the want of this or that. There are the minor hiccups in life that may make your world seem like it’s coming to an end, but really? Big picture, we are spoiled.
This life is amazing. Now go do something BIG.
In March of 2011, I started my pro blogging journey with Babble. I was 5 months pregnant at the time and wrote several posts a week about Being Pregnant.
When Zeke was born, so did my blogging at Baby’s First Year. The last 12 months have had me journaling his journey from infant to baby.
Today, I received exciting news as I have been invited to continue blogging, but this time about Toddler Times! August 1st will be a new journey into the world of being 1 and having a 2 year old.
I’ve loved my time with Babble and so glad to see it continue!
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
It’s July in Texas and guess what happened today? It RAINED!
After I put the babies down for their nap this afternoon, I fell asleep for 3 hours. When I woke up, it was raining. My absolute favorite lazy thing to do is to sleep while it’s raining. There is something so calming about the noise and the break from the exhausting heat. I needed the rest and the quiet.
So many times I forget to accept what’s going on around me, I just need to remember to just roll with whatever life deals me. I need to learn to dance in the rain (or sleep in the rain, if needed!). Everything happens for a reason.
And speaking of happening for a reason, someone knows that Texas needs a break from the summer heat! This is what my iPhone says about the next 5 days.
Dear iPhone, I am SO holding you accountable.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
- Charles Dickens
And here’s to you Mrs. Robinson, Jesus loves you more than you will know — woah woah woah….
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Working as a professional blogger was something I jokingly told a friend I’d love to do years ago. While writing isn’t something I would ever consider myself fantastic at, I’ve always found a calm in putting my thoughts from my brain to my fingers to a keyboard to a screen.
I found it all too humorous when I actually started to make a few dollars here and there from blogging. This was a hobby, and I was making enough on the side to support my Apple habit. I felt like a little girl who was selling lemonade because it gave her something fun to do. Then all of a sudden she actually had regular customers and was making money and could afford the toys she wanted on the toy aisle.
In February of last year I was approached about a regular blogging gig. It would be a side job to the full-time career I had spent nearly 11 years climbing the corporate ladder for. On top of all of that – I was pregnant with our fourth child.
After much prayer, I took the gig with the promise to my husband if it ever became TOO much, I would quit.
God Works His Ways
It’s funny how God works his ways. Never in a million years could I have imagined that I would be where I am now.
Blogging never became too much. I fell more in love with what I was doing and the passion I had for my old career was dwindling. Last October, I jumped ship and started swimming in the blogosphere.
I am happy. I am not always stressed. I actually get sleep.
Keep your eyes wide open. God has opportunities for you, be open to the unexpected and remember to not fear – God is with you.
Yadda yadda yadda perfectly describes my life. I have this over here, and that over there and all of this around me. I needed a home to compile all of the yaddas, so here it is.
Here you will find a collection of my work around the web, as well as my personal blog.
Welcome – drop a line, I don’t bite – but I do hiss.