Tuesday, December 2, 2014

It's a start...

Hello there! I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while. I have even had a couple false starts, but I am hoping that this will motivate me to make time to write more. You see, like many people, I wear a lot of hats. I have my work hat, my mommy hat, my wife hat, my friend hat, and starting in the spring I'm putting my student hat back on. Though I am many things to many people, I have to lament that I've gotten to a point in which it's easy to forget myself in all of it. By that I mean forget the person I had hoped to be. Not that I don't love my life and family and have a good job, I am truly blessed in many ways. It's just that somewhere I know the little twelve year old girl who sat on a curb and decided to be a writer is still there and she's trying to figure out why that hasn't happened yet. 

If I was honest with her, I'd have to admit that I never made time for it. I didn't pursue it as intently as I should have in order to make something happen. I made excuses, binge-watched too much Netflix, pursued other things. Things that wouldn't hurt quite as much if I failed at them. In some ways I'm a perfectionist, but not in the good way, in the bad way. I am in the way that says - if I can't do this right, then there is no point in starting it. I know that's absolute crap. So, here is to my twelve year old self who decided to be a writer, that little girl also known as Suzie. 

This will be a place for me to write about whatever I want from parenting to painting, upcycling furniture to recipes for working moms with toddlers who refuse to eat anything that isn't orange. Enjoy!