Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve shared anything on my blog. Life has been a whirlwind the past six months, to say the least. If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve gotten a little look at what’s been going on in our lives. We’re in month two of the summer break and have been enjoying the lack of routine. We’ve stayed in jammies all day, had lots of pool days, popsicles and play dates, watched movies late into the night and had tons of fun. Mama has also had lots of wine because let’s be honest, summer is long and gets crazy. Lol! I know you girls feel me.
We’ve had a lot happening in my family’s life the past year. Great joys and great tragedies. Many things that have drained me emotionally and physically. The overwhelm is real and exhausting. I’ve struggled again with anxiety and depression. I know I shared my struggle with PPD after having Rohen three years ago and I haven’t really spoken out much on it since. I’m working on a post where I want to be completely raw and honest with how it has continued to affect me and what I’ve done to take control back. I know so many women are also dealing with this and it is not spoken about enough.
All that to say, I’ve had to really do some soul-searching to find out how to keep my joy and live happily with intention every day. I still have rough days but now I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and actively seeking solutions to be a better wife, mom, daughter, sister, and friend. I’ve worked a lot on self-development by digging into the Bible, staying in constant prayer, reading books and listening to podcasts. Two things that I’m working towards are living more minimalistic and doing a complete body detox. Both of which I plan on sharing with you guys while I’m in the process of going through them. I’m very hopeful that doing both will completely transform my life, our family life, and our home. I’m eager to see the results in the months to come.
When the new year rolled around in January, I didn’t write down New Year’s resolutions. I picked a word. One word that I could focus on in every aspect of my life. That word was INTENTIONAL. The first part of the year I got wrapped up in the chaos. My brain has been constantly foggy and my body weary. I forgot to keep my focus on this. I plan on finishing out these last months of 2018 strong. Living intentionally in every way, shape, and form.
I started this blog in 2015 to document our lives as our family grew….to have an online journal of pictures and stories where our family and friends could follow along with what we loved most, our boys. What I got from starting that was so much more than I ever could have imagined. I’ve made precious friends and cultivated relationships that I’m so grateful for. The community was such an unexpected, incredible blessing. I’ve missed writing and having a creative outlet as a woman and a mom. I’m so excited to get plugged back into this space and to share my joys and struggles in this chaos that is life. I think it’s so important to have community as women and I’m overjoyed to be jumping back in with y’all!
So until next time, I’ll share a glimpse into our summer. Our sweet, Harper, had his Pre-K graduation and finished up his first season of soccer. We got some to see some family, mama and daddy have gotten a few date nights, and then we’ve had all the other sweet things that summer brings, too.
Happy Friday, friends! Here’s to the weekend!