Yay! Hurrah! It’s 2016 and I have decided to do a mommy blog! 🙂
Since I have quit my job, given birth, and have been a stay at home mom, for the past 4 months or so… I thought hey, why not?!
This motherhood is some tough shit! Seriously! I thought my days were busy when I was a normal, working, functioning adult… But Oh no! Parenthood, becoming a mother, has molded me into a legit adult.
I’ll still pop in and out here… But I will be mainly be at Memoirs of a Mother, trying to balance Mommyhood and a baby!
Check me out here at: Memoirs of a Mother.com
So once in a blue moon I feel the need to update this blog 🙂
First off, I get bored with my hair and feel the need to chop it off. Plus, I wanted to donate my hair again, since the first time went so well.
Then my husband and I finally went on our honeymoon! We had been planning it for the past year. We took a trip to Greece in the beginning of the year, January. We went during their winter season and it was great, since there weren’t any tourists at all!
We visited Athens:
Then when we arrived back I had my yearly physical and found out… *dun dun dun* that I was pregnant!
On September 2015, I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Cecilia! ❤
So, I decided to quit my job and be stay at home mom for a while. The past 2 months of being a mother has been a life changing experience. It’s a struggle some days, with the crying, constant diaper changes, adjusting to staying at home with a baby… but its ALL worth it when I see her smile and when her lovely brown eyes stare into mine 🙂
I just came back from attending this conference event on ‘Behind the door, ending the silence of domestic violence.’
I thought it would be a good thing to attend seeing as half of my job starting next month will involve assisting victims of domestic abuse. However, most importantly I really wanted to go for myself. I rarely come out and say that I have witnessed, engaged, and have been a victim of domestic violence. I have experienced it emotionally, physically, and verbally throughout my life.
When it came time to actually drive my vehicle and head over to the event…I was nervous, hesitant and thought back to when my supervisor mentioned about possibly being triggered by hearing others speak of their experience. Triggers, I thought to myself… my triggers. Its been so long to when I gave my full awareness to all my triggers. Deep down, I know domestic violence, any form of abuse is a huge trigger for me.
It had happened so long ago or what seemed to be so long ago. I count the years in my fingers and it has been 7 years. Sometimes I feel as if I have blocked it out and now is all a blur.. But tonight made me realize how close and dear to me the subject of the matter is. How I am still myself and sometimes can be fearful or extremely cautious in certain aspects of my life because of what had happened.
What I have learned from tonight, from the people I met, to the speaker who shared her story… Is that I have grown tremendously the past few years from my experiences. I am so much stronger, smarter, and beautiful. I rarely give myself this credit. I am a kind and lovely woman inside and out. I will continue to grow and learn more about myself. This was something I did not have when I was 21 years old.
Tonight and all nights, I will bask in my self love and self worth ❤
For assistance, visit The National Domestic Violence Hotline:
I am so happy to say that I will get to share the rest of my life with my pen-pal, best friend, and lovely partner! ❤
We married twice!!!
First on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens, Brannon and I had a small wedding ceremony in the early morning. We had the honor of Brannon’s grandfather marrying us! He is such a wonderful, kind, and considerate man. He helped us a lot in preparing for the actually ceremony, including the premarital counseling.
It was great to have family and friends celebrate with us ❤
Then we did it again on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at the Grand Canyon North Rim in Arizona!!!
Everything was beautiful and more than we expected ❤
We all had an amazingly wonderful time!
Good times, good times.