I Am


It would be perfectly Disney-esque if one day we woke up, looked in the mirror and said "Oh, look. I found who I am."

Disney-esque and very boring actually. I've always subscribed to the theory self discovery is a never ending journey that knows no limits or finish lines. I've found out over the years that each new experience I wade through, brings out a new facet of myself. Pregnancy brought out the warrior in me, the believer, the temptress of fate and all things that were once upon a time considered impossible. Labor and delivery brought out the one who rises to the occasion, the fearless woman who would do anything to meet her daughter, the confident girl who felt she could take on the world.

Being fresh into this new venture of motherhood, I am reminded daily, ah, let's be honest here...hourly, that it can be very easy to fall into the cliche of letting one aspect of your being overtake everything else you are, strive to be, hope to be. Mothers can often feel like their life revolves around diapers, laundry, dishes, and bottles. And just as easily, students can fall into measuring their self worth up against grades, test scores, and how many credits they are balancing during a semester.


Which is why I instantly fell in love with the idea and motivation behind this blog. I am excited to be a part of it today with a little feature I contributed to this amazing project.

Happy Monday!

30 comments :

  1. Great post, at this moment in time work is taking over my life...time to break out of it!

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  2. Love all the thoughts you have written. I am a new follower. Hope you will follow back at creativesouthernhome.blogspot.com

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  3. Great post! Great photo! I'm a new follower and would love for you to check out my blog!

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  4. I would like to give you an award, please stop on by to get it :) Have a great wednesday! I just LOVE your blog!

    Hope @ Peanut Butter and Hopey

    http://www.peanutbutterandhopey.com/2011/03/stylish-blogger-award-me-wow.html

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  5. Love the look of your blog! I've been a mom for 6 years and I'm still trying to figure out who I am!

    Stopping by from SITS

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  6. Okay how adorable is your blog?! I love the subtle colors. Mommyhood is interesting. =) Happy #CommentHour!!

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  7. Wow! What an incredible project, thanks for sharing. You are an inspiration!!! Visiting from SITS. I adore your blog!

    #commenthour

    Man Wife and Dog Blog

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  8. How true! Stopping by from comment hour and will be back!

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  9. great post. following on a SITS blog hop on Twitter. :-) pretty blog!

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  10. Wow, what a refreshing post - very inspiring the way you talk about motherhood :)

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  11. This is an awesome post! So inspiring! Stopping by from SITS comment hour!

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  12. Figuring out who you are is a part of life and it takes time for some people. I listened to the new jennifer hudson song Remember me on her album the other night and sometimes I need to stop and remember me through all the chaos.

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  13. Love this post-absolutely amazing! I just wrote a blog post about being considered to young to have an opinion and I think this goes great with that-it's all about life's experiences! Here from #commenthour-check my blog out at www.morganandkari.com

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  14. I absolutely adore the look of your blog, gorgeous! Stopping by from Comment Hour and so glad I did!

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  15. Stopping by from #CommentHour...in a frenzy to keep up. Have to come back.

    I'm Just One Donna from www.justonedonna.com

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  16. Fresh adventures with at least somewhere to express your self is so nice. Stopping by from sits

    @eileenludwig

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  17. stopping by from SITs Comment hour - love the term "Disney-esque"

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  18. what a beautiful post!! I am a new follower! its so true that finding out who you are is an ongoing process and adventure love the way you put it into words!

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  19. I need to look at more things in my life as experiences.

    Dropping by from the #commentinghour

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  20. I love, "Celebrating the Impossible" and "Nobody can teach me who I am"

    Your descriptions "warrior" and "the fearless woman" tell me that you are one awesome mom!


    Stopping by from SITS Comment Hour!
    Toqua of Toqua's Crafts
    http://toquascrafts.blogspot.com/search/label/pine%20needle%20baskets

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  21. Yes, it is easy to get caught up in the moment and forget about the big picture when we don't see a light at the end of the tunnel. But it does come eventually. Hang in there!

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  22. I'm here from last night's #commenthour. So glad i bookmarked your site so I could come back and give it its proper attention.

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