Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Far From Perfect But Refreshed Anyway

I'm sure you have noticed some changes here. I hope you like what you see. I felt that since I write so little about Food these days, the theme was misleading. 

I am resigned to deal with the available options in Blogger, which are few, but I want to have some separation of topics as well. Hopefully it will help you to find what you actually want to read about. I've had a wide variety of stories listed over the last couple years, but I'm trying to find a decent way to share it all with you. 

I decided to change the heading of my little blog as well. No longer focusing solely on the negatives of what I can't do, but a fresh way to say "Hey, I'm not perfect. I can't do everything. But there are some really cool things I can do, or try to do anyway."

Welcome if you are new here. And thank you
if you have been here before, I'm glad you came back.

I am starting my degree in September and I am nervous. I'm worried about time management. I'm worried about Angel Baby transitioning. I'm worried about parking downtown. I'm worried about sharing classrooms with kids that are not much older than mine. But I am also so excited. I'm incredibly inspired and I am so ready to work for this. I do intend to write as much as I can about the trials and triumphs of returning to school. I have searched for blogs from others in my position and I'm really not finding anything helpful. There are single moms in school, 20 year olds with a baby, college after divorce... Some are even quite faith-based and not really about school at all.  Not that I have anything against single moms or young moms, and nothing against moms with faith, I am simply trying to find something specific.

So, I will share. I believe that going to school will be much more complicated than working full-time. I will have my class hours, but I will still have to juggle homework and studying along with taking care of my husband and three kids. This is going to be a huge transition for all of us. Many changes will come in the next several months as we try to work together to cover the bases that I'm missing since I will no longer be a stay at home mom. Maybe, through my trial and error, we might just find some great ideas or time-savers that everyone will love.

If you have a blog about a mom going back to school in similar circumstances, or know of one, please post in the comments or send me a message on Facebook or through email (you can find it in my profile). I'd love to find some.

So, please, while you are here, take a look around. Let me know your thoughts. Share any blogger tips you might have to make things better. Tell me what works and definitely tell me if something doesn't work!


  1. Hi dear friend! Oh I am so glad I popped over and got to see your beautiful layout and read your exciting news! I am so excited about all the new things happening in your life and that you are going to bravely share them. We can learn so much from each other by revealing our struggles and triumphs!

    I was so touched by your kind words today on my blog. To know that you feel like you have grown right there beside me in letting go of distraction means so much! I thank you for also sharing your story about your son's friend. I am so inspired by the way you handled it. How often we think we shouldn't get involved or that it's not our business, yet we miss an opportunity to help someone else. I love that you were able to talk to the mom and helped them figure out a way to make things better.

    I thank you for sticking with me for so long, Wendy. You are a gem. I look forward to reading your heartfelt words and honest revelations! I wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor!

    1. Oh, Rachel... I just love you to bits. I look forward to a long future traveling along with you. Thanks so much for taking a look at my changes, I'm glad you like it. I was long overdue for some change.
      Take care!