Wow.

So this is it.

After all this time thinking about starting a blog, researching how to do it properly, and letting nerves take over, I am finally here.

Now the question is, what am I going to do with it? I still am not 100% sure. The time just keeps ticking though as I keep deciding on new topics to write about. In the end, it’s just going to be about me.  The things that I have been through and the things that I will continue to try to bulldoze my way through in the coming days and hopefully, years.

I am a 32 year old mom of 3. I started young so right now they are 15, 6 and 5. In 3 days the 6 year old will be 7. I have a long term boyfriend that I sometimes think was sent here just to test every ounce of patience that I have. I fell in love with the medical field when I was a teenager and after a few crazy jobs, I went and got my Certified Nursing Assistance license. After working as a CNA for 7 years I was at my limit of changing poopy diapers and bathing naked bodies. I taught myself how to read telemetry monitors from a book that the nurses that worked on the hospital unit with me, and after fighting with my bosses to be allowed to, I took the test. I would love to say that I aced this test, but truth be told, they never told me the results other than to say I had passed. Took a little more time for a spot to actually open, but once it was I was home free.

I seem pretty normal right?

I’m not. Just figured you should know. But this is just a blank canvas that I get to scar with whatever letters I want right? I could totally lie but where would the fun be in that? I’m sure as this blog unfolds in the next few weeks, months, and possibly years you readers will also end up understanding that life is just more fun when you can let loose and not care about what other people think.  Can you imagine what people would be like if they were all able to just relax and be themselves??

Somewhere along the line I started turning to my dad for him to help calm me down whenever the world got a little frantic on me.  He had years dealing with a wife and two emotional daughters, so he had some good ideas stored in there that we had never chosen to listen to before. About the time that I found myself being a 19 year old single mom of a 2 year old I actually started listening.

The best thing I heard from him around that timing was a silly little catch phrase he had heard somewhere, or maybe he made it up himself. I am positive that I have asked him, or he has told me where it came from and my overwhelmed brain just didn’t store that information. You wanna know the catchphrase that reshaped my life as I knew it? It’s pretty easy to remember honestly. It can be applied to almost any stressful situation in life, from anxiety to child rearing. From depression to relationships, and just about everything in between.

Are you ready for it?

 

Just chose to live life lightly.

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