I think sometime we need to be reminded that it’s ok to be who we are right now. I often find myself thinking about what’s next. Is it time for another kid? Should I look for another career? Where will we be in 5 year? I’m also constantly comparing myself to everyone else around me. I don’t know if it’s the epidemic of the facebook plague that forces us to obsessively see everyone elses success plastered all over the internet, or if it’s just simple human nature.
The other day my best friend Nicki posted this article “Ten Lessons Everyone Learns in Their 20’s” (http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/10-lessons-everyone-learns-in-their-20s/). We are best freinds who live life at 28 in complete juxtaposition. She’s single, I’m married. She is going back to school, I teach at a school. She has an iPhone, I have a baby. We have accomplished two very different lives in the time we have spent here on earth.
Thinking back on my 20 somethings I realize it was the first time I felt the freedom to go do whatever the hell I wanted! While some of my choices may have been far less than intelligent it was part of the journey. I chose to get married, and sort of chose to have a baby :) I chose to move to suburbia and get a dog. It’s OK. It’s ok that my path took me to a different place than it took Nicki, or Max, or Adam, or Annie, or any of my friends. I cannot look at any one of my friends and say, “They did it right.” We all have done right. We are all right where we need to be, and if we’re not then we are working on it.
I love Spring. It’s such an exciting time of year. Everything changes.
My baby girl is 9 months old, soon to be 10! She crawls, she has 2 teeth, she can copy my faces, she eats real food, she can clap, and point, and laugh, and cry really loud. She likes some things, but doesn’t like others. It’s mind blowing.
Here are some lovely little pictures of my sweet “munch” as we like to call her.
That I want to name my second child Raven if she is a girl?
P.S. My daughters name is Phoenix.
P.P.S No I’m not pregnant.