If you would have told me five years ago that I would have a blog, I would laugh in your face. Heck, the same thing would have happened if you told me that last week. Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against blogs- I’m just not someone who tends to write things out.
I’m Calli. 27 years old. Mom of a wonderful little [almost] one-year old. Wife to a great guy. Daughter to my best friends. Sister to my [other] best friend. Nurse taking a sabbatical to stay home. Interesting how so many things can define one person.
I spent most of my life growing up in small-town USA. I focused on academics and sports- and always measured success by achievements in these areas. Went to college, got a degree, and started working. Fast forward about 5 years. No [paying] job, and a post-partum body that has had a few too many Oreos… But honestly, who can say no to Oreos?
If you’ve made it this far, congratulations. You have made it to what [I think] the point of this blog is truly going to be about. Me. My life. My thoughts. My struggles. Bummer, eh? Although I like to dream that I live an epic adventurous life traveling the world and climbing mountains– I don’t (But some of my friends from college totally do that and it’s amazing and I totally stalk them on Instagram). That being said, I think my life is pretty interesting anyways. And maybe you want to read about it. Maybe not, and that’s fine too.
I started this blog because I have this constant feeling of discontent. It takes about a year, and then I get antsy and decide I need to do something different. Previously this has manifested itself in relationships (particularly in high school), jobs, and hobbies. Right now, it’s been about a year since Cormac was born. It’s not that I’m getting bored of him– he’s the cutest little guy ever. But I seem to start questioning if there is something I am missing… am I not fully happy staying at home? Will I lose my nursing skills if I don’t go back to work? Am I contributing to the world in any way? What is life truly about? So then I start to make changes.
Don’t worry. In addition to starting this blog, I have also started scouring LTE employment opportunities, selling tons of used clothes on Poshmark, and making lists of DIY projects for around the house. I figure something’s going to give, right?
Probably I should learn to just be content with my awesome life. Maybe this blog is a good start.