So baseball season has begun for my boys which means 2 different teams, 2 different practice schedules, and two different game schedules. Factor this on top my daughter’s gymnastics schedule, my work schedule, some additional work responsibilities I just took on AND the general day to day mom responsibilities (you know – the cleaning, cooking, laundry, homework helping, chauffeuring, coordinating, food shopping, and all other assigned duties) and my days are jammed packed from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to bed. Forget any me time from now until at least June. To say I am stretched to the max or stretched thin is an understatement to say the least. Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Maybe, but it’s not as if the majority of this can be avoided. As moms it’s what we do, who we are, and what seems to be expected of us. Navigating, coordinating, and creative solutions are our forte. Sleepless night, stressful days, and an impending sense of doom linger over our heads and we scramble to make arrangements, call in favors, beg, bargain, and switch around our lives all in the name of motherhood and career.
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.