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If I’m Bloggin’ – I’m Happy!

Or in my case tonight, by my giant nine-year-old
Or the “almost as tall as me” nine-year-old

It feels like I’m on holiday right now; even though my nine-year-old is restlessly karate chopping me in his sleep while his sister strategically positioned her feet  near my head. I’m happy. They’re both sleeping and I finally have a moment to breathe, relax and blog.

I’ve been craving to write a good blog entry for weeks! About anything, everything and nothing at all. So much is happening everyday. If I don’t take time to write it down, type it out; I feel like these moments will be lost forever.

85bfcd7befabe015abeb3a1570349c48 - Version 2In January I stood in the middle of seated room of 300, in New York City, to have a fifteen minute conversation – live, in front of everyone, while being video recorded – with one of my everyday heroes; dating and life coach Matthew Hussey. Hussey told me point blank if I continue to sacrifice my love life for the sake of my children’s happiness I’m going to “fuck them up” and cause more damage than good in the long run. His rationale was that they would see their “mum” putting them first and never putting my own romantic happiness in the forefront. Leading my kiddos to believe it was what they were supposed to do as adults. Food for thought. Thank you for that Mr. Hussey, you’ve given me plenty to think about.

Two weeks ago, I traveled from Virginia to Maryland to Massachusetts in one day…by car…toting my children along for most of the journey. One of my best friends crossed the stage at her college graduation in Virginia Beach. I was not only there for moral support but to embarrass the bajeezus out of her by screaming out “I LOVE YOU KRISTIN!” in a very crowded, semi-quiet, stadium size, campus auditorium. Because hellerrrr, that’s what best friends do woman!

It was no small feat for a single mother of two to graduate with honors. I’m still so proud of you Snookum Snookums! When you’ve been friends as long as we have, and know as much as we know about each-other, you come up with silly nick names. It’s out of love, don’t judge.

Mama's first Sox game at Fenway, woot woot! #SOXNATION
Mama’s first Sox game at Fenway, woot woot! #SOXNATION

In April, I finally attended my first Sox game (SOX NATION!) and with the only person in this world I could imagine being there with; my son. I also started a kickass internship with quite possibly some of the most intelligent, interesting and charismatic people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with – acting as an intern and conservation writer for the US Fish and Wildlife Service WordPress blog.

This past Saturday, I pet a Madagascar hissing cockroach. Or as my threenager (about to be four) put it, a “kissing hockroach.” My son rocked it out at both of his soccer games this weekend. My daughter painted her little heart out designing faerie houses for our garden.

Some of our faerie garden supplies, my daughter walked off with the rest. And that glue...definitely got returned. Warning labels about hazardous fumes should probably be written on the FRONT of the bottle somewhere...not on back behind the packaging.
Some of our faerie garden supplies, my daughter walked off with the rest. And that glue…definitely got returned. Warning labels about hazardous fumes should probably be written on the FRONT of the bottle somewhere…not on back behind the packaging.

My 2015 memory box is already flooded with so many invaluable treasures from beautiful moments. And it’s only June 2. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds!

A beautiful life isn’t built in a day. A beautiful life, to me, is made moment by moment – when you do that thing you’re afraid of doing, say the thing you fear being criticized for and expand your mindset beyond society’s limitations.

One moment can lead to even greater moment, a connection with a person you may not have met which can lead to a job and/or career choice you never thought you’d have the opportunity to make. It’s all about choice. Will you choose to stay within the boundaries of your self-inflicted comfort zone? Or will you break free and shatter the parameters of your own fears?

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One Lovely Blog Award

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The rules for accepting the award are:

~Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
~Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
~Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
~Nominate about 15 bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

My heartfelt gratitude is extended to  A Real Mom’s Way of Blogging for nominating me 🙂

(http://arealmomswayofblogging.wordpress.com)

7 Facts About Me:

1. Sweets are my kryptonite

2. I’m mom to a three-year-old and an eight-year-old

3. The supernatural fascinates me

4. Walden is my favorite book

5. An Affair to Remember is my favorite movie

6. I was 29 when I was diagnosed with cancer

7. Writing has been my first love since I was six-years-old

My 15 nominees are:

http://stronghealthylina.wordpress.com

http://swankycynblog.wordpress.com

http://aidanjreid.com

http://mysmallpotatoes.com

http://beautifullifewithcancer.com

http://dirtyrottenparenting.com

http://scienceofmom.com

http://littletsunami.com.au

http://bigredcarpetnursing.com

http://raisingmyrainbow.com

http://kelzbelzphotography.wordpress.com

http://siapositive.wordpress.com

http://queenofthebananas.wordpress.com

http://mysupercrazylife.com

http://mycleaneatingexperiment.com

Gratitude Day 20: Followers!

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DAY 20:

Saturday/September 27:

Over the weekend, there were several bloggers who decided to start following my blog as well. To you, to all of the people who choose to follow my blog, I want to say a huge thank you!

As a single mother, student and cancer patient (now survivor!!! woot woot!!!) I have to consciously make an effort to keep my blog going. The more followers I receive, the more it motivates me to write. To chisel in that time for creative thought, freedom at the keyboard.

As much as I enjoy having new followers, I enjoy reading your blogs as well. There are so many different blogs I follow. They include eclectic topics; everything from motherhood to travel, organic living to how to write a better blog.  All of which carry the personality of their writer with everything from sarcasm and wit to humor and compassion.

I love the variety that this website offers, the joy of connecting with other writers. When my babes are finally in bed for the night, housework is done (or at least in my head it’s done) it becomes Mommy’s blogging time! Sometimes it’s the only sanity I have from my busy schedule.

And all of you keep me going. True, I started blogging to cope with the pain of cancer–both physical and emotional–and to inspire. But now I write  to connect, to uplift. I write to remember this journey but I also write to share it with others. Which, hopefully, invites you all to share with me.

Thank you so much to everyone who takes the time to read my blog. Even if it’s not every single post, I appreciate anyone who takes time to listen to my story.