It's always hard for me to think of something significant and profound enough to say in the first post of a blog or journal. I want it to say something about me, about my purpose for writing this blog. But I also want it to be momentous enough so that when I read back over the entry in 5 years time, it will seem like a beginning; like the start of something big.
In reality, life is a continuum, and there are few absolute beginnings and endings.
So I will say this.
I am me, a 30 year old girl (because I don't feel like a woman yet), mother to my 13 and a half month old son Jambin, wife to my 27 year old animator husband, sister to my 3 sisters and daughter to my parents. At the beginnng of this year, I made the decision to remain a stay-at-home-mum (SAHM) instead of returning to the paid workforce. A hard decision, but the right one for my son and my family, and, I think I'm starting to realise, the right decision for me too. Since I don't intend to sit on my bum all day eating bon-bons and watching Oprah, I want my 'work' now to focus on developing excellence in being a parent, wife, homemaker, and .... reaching my own full potential. There are so many ways I can positively contribute to the lives of the people important to me.
This blog is going to be my record of my learnings and discoveries.
So what is important to me? Well, I believe in attachment parenting and natural family living although I can't tick all the boxes (Jambin was caesarean-birthed and is formula-fed, neither by my choice), I love to be surrounded by beauty, I think fresh air cures nearly everything, I like to create things, I spend way too much time reading other people's blogs who inspire me (more about that later), I have a weakness for chocolate, cheese, books and fabric, I have survived infertility, in a past life I was an occupational therapist, I want to start my own small business, my spirituality is crucial to who I am but often gets neglected, I like to sleep naked with the windows open (but the curtains closed!).