Could the title of this post BE any more vague? (Chandler? Is that you?)
Honestly, this post is the random mishmash that it is because I’ve been having some writers block lately. I have been having trouble getting my words onto paper but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a lot of things to tell you! So here is my attempt at talking about lots of different things in one post while also hoping you get to know me a bit more!
And yes, I am fully aware that some of these things are a bit random, but some I need your advice on and some are just life updates for you- one in particular I haven’t shared with many people in my life at all.
Plus, it’s a nice way to introduce my blog to any newbies from the Runaway Bridal Planner Blog Hop!
1. If you’re VERY new here (hi!), you might not know that I have a 3 year old son and am an army wife.
If you’ve visited the blog before, you most likely already know that, but you probably don’t know the story of when we met! It was the end of my senior year in college. He wasn’t in college, he’s old. 😉 Well six years older than me, but to my 21 year old self, he seemed to have that sexy, mature older man vibe! So, imagine this: you’re powering through the last book in the Twilight Saga (can’t believe I’m admitting that) during a slow shift working front desk at a hotel near campus, you look out the window to see two men in army uniforms walking up to the door. One of them is huge. Like, really big. His size is shocking to people when they first meet him, I swear. So he’s huge…but adorable too with bright eyes and dimples.
For the next week he proceeds to come down to the front desk for quarters to “do laundry” basically every night (I later learn that this was an excuse to talk to me). One day, him and his friend were asking where to go out on a Tuesday night in this college town. I just so happened to tell him my favorite bar to go to on Tuesday nights (yes, at one time in my life I had a regular Tuesday night bar…) knowing that I would be there after I got off work. And the rest is history!
2. This blog has transformed quite a few times.
The title of this blog came about because of where I live. My husband is from Southern Delaware. If you’re familiar with the Delaware beaches, just head west a few minutes and you will find miles upon miles of corn. That’s where I live. I am quite different than many people who live here and kind of an “accidental” country girl, so I wanted this blog to be about me and my perfectly imperfect family.
At that time, I saw all of those Instagrammers posting those perfect fashion pics (you know, the ones where it looks as if they have paparazzi taking casually perfect photos of them at all times) and thought I needed to do that. A whole lot of credit card bills later, I realized I just don’t have the amount of clothes or fashion sense for that, plus I was getting really passionate about fitness and health. I should say, I am not a runner. The cardio I enjoy doing most is HIIT at the gym. My real passion is weight lifting. Culinary courses were a major part of my Bachelor’s degree too, so healthy food posts came naturally to me.
So, that’s where I’m at now: a food, fitness, health, sometimes beauty blog. And I’m sure it will continue to evolve!
3. My husband is going away in January for 6 months and I am not sure how to handle it.
Here is where I need YOUR advice. Any military wives out there? He will be away in Missouri for JUST UNDER 6 months (aka just enough that they don’t have to pay to relocate his whole family there too) and unable to visit much if at all. My husband has never left me for that long and 6 months to a 3 year old is like… hold on, doing the math…..a sixth of our son’s entire life.
As I already told you, I live in the middle of nowhere and most of my friends and family live over 2 hours away. To prepare for this I am trying to decide on my next step. Something that will keep me busy and get me through it. I am thinking about getting my masters, maybe a new job, want to take trips to see friends, get a certificate in fitness nutrition and prenatal nutrition, am thinking about moving and…. well, I don’t know! Let me know how you would (or have) handle(d) this!
4. This summer I had a miscarriage.
There, I said it. Thus far, I have only ever referred to it on the blog as “health problems”. I honestly haven’t even told anyone aside from my mom, dad, sister and a few friends. I just figured it was about time. Now that I am in this BlogHop, I thought maybe one of you might have some insight on this topic anyways!
It happened when the baby was about 10 weeks and there was no real explanation as to why. One thing you might notice on the blog is I have become very focused on trying to help keep my hormones in balance. I’m also doing my research and learning as I go about what I can do on my end to help, especially in regards to nutrition.
In an effort not to end this post on a sad note, I should add that my husband and I are trying to get pregnant again! It has been fun 😉 and I am excited at the possibility, so wish us luck!
P.S. This week I will also be sharing some solutions to a problem my sister and I have: Cooking For Two. So stay tuned for that!