The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I didn’t pick the pictures in this post, the title, or the quote. When I signed up for my blog; WordPress put this together and I thought it was applicable to my life today- so I stuck with it. I thought it applied to my life right now and the journey God is taking me on. A journey that is new and I believe will be life changing.

I’m not gonna share my name because I don’t think it’s necessary and I wanna try and stay off “the grid” as Ron Swanson says. I don’t know how much you can really stay off the grid these days- especially if you have a blog, ha! But I can try can’t I?!
My nick name is Can so I’m gonna use that name. It’s a lovely nick name isn’t it?! LOL
I always hated when people tried to give me that nick name growing up; so I never let anyone use it. When I started dating my husband he found out I hated that name, so to pick on me he would call me it; than EVERYONE started calling me it! So here I am… I have accepted the name and come to terms with it, thanks to my wonderful husband!

Anyways… I’ve been feeling led to start a blog for about two years now, I think it will help me organize my thoughts and feelings more and make sense of things. God has been laying it on my heart to start one and so to get him off my back, I finally did it!!

I have a wonderful husband I’ve been married to for 9 years now and two great kids! My son -M- is 7 and my daughter -E- will be five next month, I can’t believe it! I feel like I just had her! I got married when I was 21 and had my son at 23. Some people say we started out so young, but I’m glad we did cuz I will still be young when they leave the nest; so I will hopefully be young and energetic enough to enjoy my freedom!! haha!

I stay at home with my kids and homeschool them, as well, and I love it! I am definitely on a new Journey in my life- when my kids were younger I kind of lost myself; as a lot of new moms do. I Lost sight and hope of my dreams and goals, lost myself as a person. I didn’t know who I was outside of being a wife and a mom. I finally reached a point where I couldn’t take it anymore.

A little over four years ago we moved from Minnesota to Florida. My daughter was nine months old, and we moved half way across the country. We were in the thick of it. Two kids, one a baby, no family to help us- they are all in Minnesota. My husband got a job down here; it was truly a blessing, but definitely an adjustment. I felt lost and depressed.

Finally after about nine months of living here and not really making any friends; I couldn’t take it anymore- I had to get out! I joined a MOPS group and it changed my life.
The number one thing they talked about was taking care of yourself. Yes, taking care of your family is important, but in order for your family to be happy and successful- mom needs to be happy. I needed to put myself first for once- learn who I am separate from my family. Those were the things I needed to hear, and so I started to work on that.

Here I am 4 years later… so happy and blessed and taking care of myself. Yes I am still figuring out what I want to do with my life outside of my family- what God is calling me to do. I know part of my calling is to be a wife to a wonderful man and a mom to 2 wonderful kids; but I know I have a calling for something separate, as well, and I feel God is slowly putting those pieces together for me and I am so excited about it!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


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