So here I am in the middle of the latest chapter of my life. I started this blog so long ago, it seems. I was in undergrad trying to figure out which way was up. Years later, I sit on my couch with my son asleep on my chest. With a BA and MA under my belt, a husband by my side, our first house around me, and my first career on hold, I find myself drawn back into blogging. So much has happened and changed in such a short amount of time. I feel like I'm always starting a new chapter, a new adventure, the latest addition to the plot of my life.
Squirmy was born March 19, 2010 via c-section. I was absolutely terrified of the surgery, but was assured it was the only way to have a safe delivery. I think I'll always mourn not delivering vaginally. Maybe next time... Since that day, my life has been changed forever, as you might expect. I've gone from being a Family Therapist to a Stay at Home Mom, from being on the go to not leaving the house most days, from paperwork to poopy diapers...and I wouldn't trade a single moment.
Several people thought I was ridiculous for hanging up my hat for the time being, "All that work to get your degree and you're not going to use it." I have several answers to that...1.) At the time I got my degree, that's what I "needed" to be doing with my life, 2.) degrees don't expire, 3.) I use plenty I learned in getting my degrees every day, 4.) no degree would ever trump being a mom.
So instead of seeing clients, I'm conquering breast feeding, mastering cloth diapering, gaining my strength back (after not being able to lift or do strenuous activity for almost a year), getting rid of the baby weight, and figuring out life all over again.
Each day, a new page. Each adventure, the start of a new chapter. Each chapter, another part of me.