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Marilyn Monroe

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

-Marilyn Monroe

I love this quote! She describes us all. At some point in our lives, we are all selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. We all make mistakes, but it’s how we handle them that defines us. Let’s face it; life is hard and sometimes it just plain sucks! However, life can be really funny if you stop to think about it for a minute or two. Laughing, what a much better alternative to crying and self-pity. Writing has always been my outlet, so why not use this as a way to help others as well? This is my life. I encourage you to read my thoughts, stories, and advice (eek, I sound old!). Share your thoughts and personal stories with me, cry with me and by all means LAUGH WITH ME!!  🙂  Help me find inspiration in the chaos!

Where to Begin….

I hate writing about myself. It always seems so boring and cookie-cutter like. If I get bored writing it then I know my readers will get bored reading it. I’m 32 and I have a degree in Elementary Education. My husband and I got married on March 7, 2013. We have two beautiful boys, ages 4 and 2.

My parents were divorced when I was very young so I spent every other weekend and every other holiday with my biological dad until I was 13. My mom remarried when I was almost 3 years old, and he has become a father to me in every way that matters. My Mom and Dad have always been my foundation, what I strive to be and what I wanted my marriage to be. They were my rock in the storm and place to run to. However, my foundation has recently been fractured. My parents are now separated and it looks like they will be heading towards divorce. It rocked me to the core. I’m still trying to deal with this and all the emotions it has brought forth.

I might share posts from my older blog that I feel really matter and really explain who I am, or that I think might touch someone out there, but for the most part this blog will be new and focus more on my life as a mother and me striving to find myself outside of motherhood, but still be the best mother I can be to my precious boys. This blog is my way out. It’s my way of healing and finding myself again. I would also love for this blog to be a source of knowledge, laughter, and company for so many others out there who are going through what I am going through. Laughter has gotten me through a lot. I think Will Durst says it best, “Comedy is defiance. It’s a snort of contempt in the face of fear and anxiety. And it’s the laughter that allows hope to creep back on the inhale.”