Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Welcome to my semi-charmed life. :) I say semi-charmed, even though I know I am an incredibly blessed woman, because there are some big ol' speed bumps out there that I've driven over, and many more waiting to knock my car out of alignment. Maybe it's my bad habit of not paying attention to road signs, or my gps keeps telling me to make a legal u-turn, or I need an eye exam, or maybe because just when I think life is becoming predictable and I know what's around the next corner, I realize I have no frickin' clue about anything. And I have my wonderful husband, children, and of course, MYSELF to thank for that. If you know anyone, shouldn't it be you? You'd think. Not so much in my case. I know that we should and do constantly evolve, but dammit, I'm tired. I'm in my mid-30s *gasp* and I really should have shit figured out by now. I'm a mother, for Pete's sake! But life still has me guessing constantly.

I'm a stay at home mom, something I never thought I'd be, and until I stared into the blue eyes of my beautiful boy, I had no intentions of doing so. April 11th I start working on my doctorate in Social Work. My husband is deployed. My stepdaughter is in the 4th grade (and I struggle helping her with her homework). I have a dog who I love and loathe at the same time. I love my life, but struggle loving myself. I'm about to embark on a weight loss adventure that I can't wait to start and I'm terrified to start at the same time. Who am I if I'm not the fat funny girl? Well, I'm about to find out.

Disclaimer: Even though my journey to a skinnier me is what sparked my interest in blogging, I have no intentions of that being the entire focus. Thanks for coming along - I'm sure we'll have some laughs along the way.