There is never a greater feeling than that of the proverbial lightbulb moment. In scrolling through the different blogs that are out there, I find that I have been inspired on many levels by many different people. Two blogs in particular hit home for me and made me really reflect upon my life as it pertains to what I ultimately would like to accomplish by the end of it. One blogger who is both a fellow nurse and mother of three, has made it her mission to travel this year; while another shared her bucket list that included both items that have been met in addition to those yet tackled. Both women have in essence provided me with the foundational forethought from which I can grow as both a wife and mother by having me identify my passions as an individual. I am excited to sit down and ask myself, “Given the opportunity, what else would you like to do with your life?” Maybe it’s something as simple as taking one family vacation every year to more complex things such as running a 5K or going sky diving. The point is, its time to take stock in what I want for both myself and my family. What do I value?, what does my family value? what do I want us to experience as a family?, what memories do I want to create? and more importantly – what legacies do I want to leave behind?….
I am a mom to three awesome kids. They are my pride and joy, even when they manage to push my sanity to and often over the proverbial edge. They are my greatest achievements and I love watching them grow and come into their own selves. I am married to a very hard working man whom on most days I love dearly.....Having a blended family like ours is not without its challenges and stressors. It's that whole yours, mine and ours concept... A few years ago I went back to work full-time as a nurse. I love what I do, and I would like to think that after all this time I am very good at my job. Connecting with people at their most vulnerable and helping them heal, brings me a sense of purpose and gives meaning to what I do. I secretly have always had a passion for writing. When I started this blog I did so as a way to be able to express myself through my words; and hopefully inspire others through my life experiences as both a mom and a nurse. To be able to adequately convey just the right amount of my life experience, mixed with a little bit of humor, some impassioned views, some heartfelt emotion, and of course lessons learned, and in turn inspire others would be an awesome experience and privilege. Making sense out of chaos, finding silence amongst the noise, and locating solace during turmoil....its my blog that I am hoping will be my beacon and offer me light on my path.