Life and Stuff

This past year or so has turned into one of the most exciting, and exhausting, times of my life. Between raising and homeschooling my daughter, launching my freelance business, building a home and farm with my newfound life partner slash soulmate, and finding time to work on my own writing projects, life has never felt more like a juggling act.

And here is where I will document my journey, so if you want to get to know me, or if you’d like an insider’s view on parenting, homeschooling, homesteading, freelancing, writing, or navigating all of the complex, interrelated personal relationships that are integral to human functionality in this society, stay tuned for regular Monday blog updates, and occasional special announcements or photo posts. Updates to the blog will appear right here on the front page, or you can subscribe to have posts go straight to your email or WordPress reader feed.

So welcome to my page (which, like its counterparts, is still under construction and will be for the foreseeable future. Still, feel free to nose around; just try not to judge *too* harshly). Thanks for visiting!

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My First Blog Post

What an utterly crazy year. I won’t get into all of the gory details here, but I will say I believe the most important aspect of life I’ve swallowed, and the hardest lesson to learn, was developing the ability to embrace obstacles as opportunities for learning experiences and personal growth. To give myself time to establish solid footing through the hardships with the help of my wonderful and extensive support system, swallow the given situation as painlessly as possible, and acknowledge what needs to be accomplished without drowning in the details. And to do all of that with an eye to the irony or humor of the moment, with a smile on my face (after a good cry, of course), even if I have to fake it till I make it. “This too shall pass” is the official mantra of my new zen, and it’s so true. This too shall pass, and to let the good moments slip away unnoticed in the shadow of the difficult is too easy and a real shame, because the happy of the day (the weeks, the months, the years) passes as quickly as the angry and the sad. Things are tough, but tough is life. There are too many uncontrollable factors to concentrate on anything but the ones you can, lest you lose yourself in fear of the unknown. It’s how you react to things, to people, to seemingly unbearable situations that define you as a person. And I’m happy to report that I, my friends, am learning to dance in the rain.

I hope everyone is enjoying the spring, the warmth and the influx of vitamin D it so thoughtfully brings to the table. I’ll be back soon, and soon after that, to keep you guys updated on the exciting things happening for our family in the coming months. I’ve talked long enough for now 🙂