Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Welcome to My New Blog!

I love being a mom. It's the best job I've ever had. I had no idea how life changing have a child would be. But I also had no idea what an amazing experience having one could be. But when I became a mom 3 3/4 years ago, I didn't know who I was anymore. I had a label, "Mom", but I didn't know what that meant. What happened to that independent full-time working person that I once was? I wore heels, I was skinny, I made my own money. I used to be an avid mountain biker. Downhill mountain biking. Fast! And I used to read. Books! Then BOOM! I had a baby! And that woman that I knew so well disappeared. What happened to her? Who am I? I no longer wear heels, I am no longer skinny, there is no more time for me, let alone mountain biking 3 or 4 times a week. Here's me now: I've slowly become the heaviest I've ever been, and am creeping into the largest clothing size to date. I have no time for fashion sense. Hence I will never be a fashion blogger. As an example, I wore my Croc flip-flops this entire past summer. No matter the outfit. I have the tan lines on my feet to prove it. Don't get my wrong. I love my Crocs. But my heels and cute flats are gathering dust. This frumpy mom doesn't feel frumpy on the inside. I feel like my insides no longer match my outsides. So, who am I now? Who was I then? How can these two meet in the middle?

I am slowly figuring out who I am, as a mom. Through my experiences am slowing finding myself getting comfortable in that title of "Mom".  MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) group has changed my life!  I joined this group in the Fall of 2010 and am so happy to by back again this year. This group of amazing ladies have changed my life for the better. I went from a brand new mommy, almost four years ago, huddled inside my dark house, blinds closed, trying desperately for 6 weeks to help my newborn son to learn how to breastfeed, to now a craft co-coordinator for my local MOPS group. I've come a long way, and I've made some amazing friends, and have had some incredible experiences, along the way.

I've always been a crafter, have always made gifts, cards, even the wrapping paper itself and I have always famously looked at things and said, "I can make that." And I really do make them. Until my son was born. When he was born I lost all interest in crafting. POOF! All interest was GONE. I couldn't even look at my crafting materials. I got rid of almost all of my crafting items. We're talking scrapbooking supplies, jewelry making supplies, fabric, 1/2 completed projects, and on and on. I was done. Done. I didn't even want to look at the supplies anymore. But during one of my first days at MOPS last Fall, the MOPS craft coordinators presented the first craft of the semester and I completed my first craft. All of my old craftiness came flooding back into me. And sometime that same month, I finally stepped back into a Michaels craft store and it filled me with excitement and happiness. I couldn't be more grateful. And now, no one can stop me!

I've kept my own private family blog since I found out I was pregnant, almost 5 years ago, and now I hope you'll join me on my adventures in crafting and my journey to finding me, as a mom, in this new blog. Hence, the title: "Project: Mommie"

Happy reading!

1 comment:

Samantha said...

Awesome! Looking forward to watching you find yourself again! God is so good and He knows exactly who you are!!!

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