Do people blog anymore???
I mean people who don't have gazillions of followers. People who don't get paid to write about random products. People who...are...um...just blogging for the hell of it.
Do they still exist??
I stepped away from this blog for over a year for many reasons, but, the most obvious reason is because it represents a life that I do not live anymore.
I no longer live in the country. With horses. With a dog named Jersey. With barn cats and smells of manure and wet dirt.
I no longer take pictures of random nothings. Beautiful nothings. I bring out my DSLR when there is a school/sports/holiday event that I know I will want to see when old and gray.
OK. That's a lie.
I have an iPhone. Currently with over 1000 photos that I must do something about.
I am no longer a stay at home mom dedicating my entire life to my family and putting myself last. Let me rephrase that. My children are my life and will always be my life. But now I work outside of the home and occasionally get a pedicure.
The person I considered my best friend for over 30 years is no longer my husband or my friend. I am not married. I am a single, working mother of three amazing children who now lives in a small house in town with a small dog named Molly.
So much for life plans, huh?
Life has been a huge bag of WTF since July 2014, but I am still here. I have learned some major life lessons and some major self care lessons.
I am strong
I am happy
I am worthy
And I will not put up with anything less than I deserve.
I am me
I will not be anyone else
I will not change myself so others will accept me
Like me or not
I like what I like
I hate what I hate
I do what I do
Want what I want
Need what I need
I am not the same person I was before July 2014. I never will be again.
Except I still love aprons
And my kids.....
even though they are bigger than me.....
and say bad words.
Welcome to my new life.