How many times can you heat up a cup of coffee? Apparently in my household, for me, the answer is – a lot. Just once I would like to make a fresh cup of coffee and actually finish it before it gets luke-warm or down right ice-cold and I’m forced to stick it in the microwave. Of course even after it’s been nuked to lava hot, I still can’t seem to finish it before it cools off and I am once again forced to reheat it. It’s really an utterly ridiculous morning ritual I dance through, but one that speaks to the fact that I just can’t seem to find or make 5 minutes of “self time” to actually sit down and enjoy one 8 oz cup of coffee before life either demands my attention or completely distracts me. It’s not for lack of trying – believe me. It’s just that once that nice fresh cup of coffee is ready, magically one of the kids needs something, or the dogs suddenly want to go out, or the phone rings, or I notice something around the house that needs straightening up and I get sidetracked…. you get the idea. And there that nice delicious cup of coffee will sit, neglected. At some point after I have either attended to what was needed of me or un-sidetracked myself, I will spy my coffee cup – usually still half full – and remember that once again I never finished drinking my coffee and the cycle will begin…and repeat….as is going to happen right now. Time to heat up my coffee….again….
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. While I am married, ours is a blended family which 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.