Hi! How are you? My name is Kristen and I’m doing better than I have been.
I updated the “about” page but since this is the first post here on my new blog, I figure I should introduce myself, or re-introduce myself for some of you.
I’ve been posting journals and blogs and what-have-yous since I was in high school (hey-oh! That’s about 14 years of internet overshare). I took a break from writing about myself towards the end of 2014/beginning of 2015 when my miscarriage(s) induced postpartum depression and anxiety. I put up my guard then, and I have not been completely comfortable without it.
So what do you need to know about me? Well, I have changed a lot in the last three years. I’ve misplaced pieces of me, things I have enjoyed, and goals I have had. I am currently trying to put the pieces back together. I think this blog is a good first step. I’m not going to lie to myself or to you, though. When I decided to blog again I got SO EXCITED, and then, I got completely anxious and wanted to give up before I even started. BUT LOOK! These words are here and you are actually reading them! First: thank you! Second: Yay for fighting my inner demons!
For the the other things you may want to know but do not necessarily need to know:
I’m thirty – and no, I don’t know how it happened but I have accepted that it is just a number. Most days.
I’m an Army wife. My husband and I are currently living in Hawai’i. We are often lost but the view is always gorgeous!
I’m also lucky enough to be married to my best friend. Not to get super mushy, but, I could not imagine my life without Steven. He balances me out in a way that I just could not thrive without.
Finn, is our son, and I’m sure I’ll be writing a lot about him and everything having to do with him as he grows up – much faster than I would like. He is currently 8 months old, teething like crazy, and an absolute goofball!
I enjoy writing in all forms, putting on makeup, bookstores, antiquing, thrifting, a good book and especially coffee. I go to Target more than I need to. I collect Starbucks “You Are Here” mugs. Indie rock music makes me happy.
I have never seen a single Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. I do not understand people who do not like chocolate (How?!? Why?!?). I really wish I enjoyed cooking, but I am just not there yet. I’m dealing with a bit of anxiety and get easily discouraged lately.
I want to be a patient, thoughtful, and confident mother, wife, and woman. Some days are better than others. Every day I want to push myself a little harder and accept myself no matter which way the day goes.
I want to support all women to do the same. We are all doing our best to do what works best for us. I think that is something to be celebrated and encouraged.
As far as this blog goes, I’ll be sharing my story, both past and present and goals for the future. I’ll share what worked for me, and what did not. I will share things that make me happy, numerous photos and adventures, and all that happens in between. Like I said, I’m not big on cooking, but if I find a recipe that works – who knows! You just might find it here too.
Pour yourself a cup (or glass, if you are fancy), and let’s figure out this crazy life together.