“Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. “— Oscar Wilde.
Why on earth did I of all people think I could start a blog that people would actually want to read? Well, I’m not sure. What I do know is I’m constantly seeing these beautiful, perfect, Pinterest worthy lives and I’m constantly wondering how it is possible to make the most beautiful homemade cookies, have the cleanest house, while having the most stylish wardrobe!?! Well, I decided to start a blog to give those mom’s out there a real dose of how a normal mom that lives, literally, out in the middle of nowhere Minnesota does.
We moved to the middle of no where of Northern Central Minnesota. We moved due to my husbands job back in September, 2016. Not going to lie, the initial move was a little eye opening. To give you a real idea of how in the middle of no where we live, we’re 50 minutes from the CLOSET TARGET! Like seriously…50 MINUTES! Yes, I clocked it a few times. You better bet I pack up my Aldi bags, toddler, a crap ton of snacks, a tablet for movies, and make the trek at least once a month. Which let’s face it, is not enough for this mom.
ANYWAYS, moving up here gave us a chance at a fresh start all while a chance to raise Raegan out in the country just the way both Brett and I grew up. However, I had no idea just how lonely it would be. Don’t get me wrong, we have met some incredible life long friends up here. But it’s hard to find other people that understand the Military and Law Enforcement life. It is hard to find people that understand what it is like to have your husband or spouse being gone weeks at a time and trying to hold down the fort on your own. Or how hard it is to have the Military always come first. Its hard to find someone who knows what it is like to have that sick feeling in your stomach when you haven’t heard from your husband when he’s out working his day job as a State Trooper. Not to mention how hard it is to make friends as an adult! Who would of thought how hard it is to make friends when you’re in your late 20’s and early 30’s. Toddlers can do it over a mutual love of sparkly objects, but adults have to work at maintaining some sort of connection to another adult that they just met. Well that’s where this blog idea came into play. I’ve been talking with Brett about this for awhile and he kept telling me to do it. But a little voice kept telling me that no one would care or read. Well WHO CARES! I’m doing this for those out there in the same boat as me. I know I’m not the only mom out there that needs to find a “community” of sorts. My dream is that this is what this blog grows into; a place where women can come and see a normal, average mom doing her best. You won’t find a photo-shopped picture of me, you’re not going to find magazine worthy pictures of meals I’ve prepared for my family.
You will find support, real life, and a little bit of humor.
Thanks for joining me on this new adventure!