My family has grown exponentially this year.
A fish, two hamsters (one who is pregnant and expecting before Christmas), and two guinea pigs who will be joining the herd in January.
I am so excited to have this miniature zoo. Yes. I am a bit nutty, but for those that know me this should come as no surprise. =)\
My Instagram account featuring tons of pictures of my dog, Zero has also gotten some attention from KONA leashes and now I am a brand ambassador for them. I thought it would be a good idea to actually give one of their leashes a try before doing a done of promoting so I ordered one today. So far I am really impressed with their platform and site - they believe in giving back to animals and promoting a strong dog community.
Yes...I have officially turned into one of those crazy dog moms. I never thought this would happen. I was the one who was super anti-house dog for the longest time. Growing up on the farm, the animals were meant to stay outside and were only brought in if necessary...we had lots of lambs in the house around January, but as soon as they were strong enough they went back out to the barn.
But here I am at almost 40 creating my own little herd and loving every minute of it. My husband, bless his heart, hates all the additional critters. He loves me, so he ignores the insane. =)
I tend to do a lot of reading. Being an English teacher it is one of the hazards of my job. =) I will get sucked into journals and blogs and books and whatever is in front of me.
But I struggle to write. There is so often that I read an article and I think "I can do that" but the reality is that I never do. I never seem to have the confidence to share what I think with those around me. I try to hard and then get deflated when no one responds.
This is an issue because the number one rule to writing (or creating for that matter) is to do it for yourself. If you enjoy what you are creating then it ultimately doesn't matter what others think. At least that's what I tell myself. I think the biggest challenge that I face is that ultimately I want to be a people pleaser and a helper. I want to make people happy and I really want to make a difference in their world. But that really shouldn't be my end.
So my New Year's Resolution (even though I really hate those) is to start creating for myself. For opening myself up to being creative for me. Hopefully, if I am able to stick with it and remain focused, I will gain a certain satisfaction in what I put out there and hone my skills a bit more.
A little about me
I blog for fun, to get my thoughts in order. I am a mom to two frustrating and wonderful kids and one diva dog. My full-time gig is teacher and I do some side hustle with a few DS businesses. I love working with people...but I also value my alone time since in reality I'm a huge introvert.