Is this real life?

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.

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