It's been two year since I became 'SkinnyMeg' - bonus points to my long time readers who remember my blog's old name! I've now been blogging for about 6 years, my life has gone through so many changes in that time. I've lost 100+ pounds, graduated from college, found a job, battled infertility, gotten pregnant, ran a marathon, and I'm currently working on my best bod ever ;)
Blogging has brought a lot of good into my life, the support I get from so many of you helps me on the daily. When I was struggling last week with sick kids, the outpouring of love was just amazing. Just this morning I opened a sweet letter from a woman I met through blogging, she's going through something difficult herself, but took the time to think about me and my family and sent me a little something. I was so touched, thank you J :)
I love that I have this blog that documents so much of my life, kids are too fast to grow, they just don't keep. I swear I was changing her diaper last week, but now she's reading ME stories at night. I love to take pictures of everything, looking back helps me remember things I may have forgotten.I'm sure I will look back on this picture and remember that she refused to wear anything other than a tutu and she called this star necklace her 'dead people necklace' because that's what she calls antique stores.
I've also learned to deal with negativity, I would say I was not very good at dealing at first. I took everything very personally and it's hard to not always defend yourself to others. Now I'm a pro at ignoring it because I realized that, in the end, it doesn't even matter. Does it affect my real life? The one where I get up and be awesome all day and then go to bed? No. Now if my real life people start talking trash I'll have to reevaluate :) I know I'm a great Mom to my kids and most days I'm a great wife too - no where near perfection, but the effort counts.
I have some major life decisions I'm working on right now, where I want to be in five years kinda thing. Change is very scary, if someone could just tell me I'm going to make the right choice that would be grand. I have to be sure my choice is right for not only me, but the kids and husband too.
|Gah, one of my fav pictures of baby Madison!|
I just want to say thank you for reading, supporting, and listening to me ramble! I hope each of you takes something worthwhile away from here, even if it's just a better bicep :)