reintroducing myself

Monday, April 9, 2018

I'm going to try  and keep up with the Blended Blog Monday prompts for April - so far so good as I already did the Blended Blog Asks Spring Edition, now for reintroducing myself.

Hi, I'm Shaunacey.

I have started writing this post multiple times and deleted more words than I care to admit.

How do I reintroduce myself? What do people want to know? Are there still people even reading this?

Good thing, yet again, that life is making the decisions for me. It's currently 8:30pm on Sunday night. The littlest sleep-thief has just gone to bed and I'm going to guzzle a glass of wine before I turn in and hope beyond all hopes that no one wakes up before the clock strikes midnight. It's unlikely. Someone usually wakes up the second, like literally the SECOND, I lay down in bed.

C'est la vie... non?

When I started blogging over 4 years ago I was prepping to get back to work after a year-long maternity leave with my little girl. Fast-forward to today and I'm on maternity leave with baby #3 (who wasn't exactly in the plans lol).

I'm busy with the kids a lot of the time. Parenting, wife-ing, doing "all the things" that I need to do. That's my life right now.

I'm currently in that stage, moms will know it, the one where you've kinda sorta lost yourself to all of the other things but you know you're close, so close, to starting to get back to you again.

I'm on the precipice of starting to get back to me and I'm excited about that. I love being a mom, my kids, all three of them, are cute as all get out, but I'm also so much more outside of my mom-self and I'm looking forward to honing back in on some of those other aspects.

So my LIFE consists of taking care of three kids right now but that's not the summation of who I am.

I am strong, I am vocal, I care a lot, like A LOT, about other people. I like yoga, I need to do more yoga. I'm a fighter, I've overcome a lot of challenges and I'll overcome more. I hate cleaning, but sometimes love it. I love naps, but never get to take them. Flowers make me happy. When my kids laugh belly giggles I feel like I'm right where I was meant to be. I think my husband is the most handsome man on the planet. I love family get togethers. I struggle with anxiety I don't take my vitamins. I listen to audiobooks and love it. I'm obsessed with makeup. I love dressing up. I need to get out more. I love nachos. I'm currently not eating dairy. I have a love-hate relationship with breastfeeding. I fight the urge to wear leggings every day. I love red wine. I miss summer. I hate snow. I constantly have my phone on me. I love Lucky Charms. I'm irritable a lot of the time due to lack of sleep. I drive a minivan. I never thought I'd drive a minivan. My dog, Lilo, was my first baby. He stinks. A LOT. I love food. I need to go to the gym. I would buy all the accessories if I could. I always have water with me. I don't sleep (even when the baby sleeps). I wish time away and then wish it back. I love Christmas. I spoil my kids. I yell a lot. I hug a lot. I text really fast. I type even faster. I need a new phone. I think I'm allergic to lobster. I LOVE lobster. I hate play doh but let my kids play with it anyways. I constantly worry I'll ruin my kids. I doubt myself constantly. I love to cook and bake. I'm always hungry. I am afraid of flying. I love travelling. I cry when I'm tired, I'm always tired. I love a good pair of jeans. Hugs are my fave. I love sparkles. I love the Bachelor but know it's terrible tv. I love singing shows (American Idol, the Voice), I want to learn to knit one day, maybe, I love doing crafts but suck at it, I have no musical ability, I love sleep (I think I said that already, I don't get enough), I love getting my nails done. I need my nails done. I sometimes feel like I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up. I have some amazing friends and am lucky for that. I'm going to bed. lol

That's it. It's now 9:36pm and I need to try and get the little sleep the kids will allow.

Happy M onda