Five Reasons Why I’m Glad May is Over

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  1. Peace Out, School: The last few weeks of school nearly killed me, guys. Seriously, Gabi had projects in every.single.freaking.class. I spent more money on poster board, tape and glue than on my light bill.
  2. Sayonara, Soccer: I love watching Holland play soccer. I really do. But, I also love sleeping in on Saturdays. I really do.
  3. Adios, Allergies: May seemed to be the month that absolutely obliterated my sinuses. I’ve been battling migraines, congestion, itchy eyes… you name it. I know the pollen is only going to be replaced by hellish temperatures, but at this point, I’m ready to burn instead of itch. (PS – Please note that I’m aware I’ll regret this in one week.)
  4. Greetings, Summer Reading: I read some HEAVY books in May. (See: Being Mortal, The Woman Next Door, TrueVine). It was getting depressing. But, now I’ve moved on to a *much* lighter summer reading list. And, ah, it’s refreshing. Currently, BearTown is blowing my mind!!
  5. Done with Deadlines: May was the month of deadlines. Oy! It was rough on me. I was juggling too much at one time. Bit by bit, those deadlines are being met and lifted from my shoulders. It feels great to check so much off my list.

here’s what you must know

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five things…

one: i am a mom. as much as i’d like to provide some highly-evolved definition of myself and my life, the truest and most succinct outline of who i am in the world is: mom. i look like a mom (see: yoga pants). i act like a mom (see: frazzled). and, i drive like a mom (see: minivan). my three lil’ nuggets are why i get out of bed in the morning, often quite earlier than i’d like – but they’re my reason. i adore every inch of who they are and marvel that these creatures are mine for ever and always.

two: i am a wife. not to sound cliche, but i actually did marry my best friend. when we got married, i thought we had everything in common. now that we’ve been married almost twelve years – gasp! – i know that we only have the most important things in common, which happens to sustain some teetering sense of balance i desperately need to function.

three: i am a writer. not just now, but for as long as i can remember. i’ll never stop pinching myself that i somehow get paid a wee little bit to do what i love the most. my soul smiles whenever my fingers are click-click-clacking on the keyboard.

four: i’m a reader. reality has always been more manageable for me when i have the respite of a book. i am never not reading something… and usually, several somethings. i love every kind of writing, so long as it’s good, makes me think and helps me disappear into a new world.

five: my life is a mess. i work from home – one job in marketing and one in freelance writing – which is simultaneously wonderful and terrible (see: thing one). i’m learning hard lessons about life that i should have figured out… oh, i don’t know… a decade ago. i struggle with debilitating anxiety and all the fun things that go along with it. and, i always feel like i’m creeping, crawling, clawing my way to some elusive destination where things are better. my intention with this blog is to focus on the good in my life – the Providence – and that, through this discovery, i will find peace, contentment and maybe share a smile with someone else who needs it. Continue reading