Hey there! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Jen – mom of 2 little, ridiculously energetic boys, wife to a charming, thoughtful, albeit high maintenance man (the stud in the pic with me!), and blah blah blah. I’m quite the average woman with an ordinary life – that I’m very grateful for, by the way. I work the 9-5 grind (yawn), am pretty much always running late, and rarely have it together. Now that THAT’s out of the way, you’re probably wondering why on earth I have a blog.
Alright! We’re gonna take it back some years. To be blunt, I was a complete crab apple. I mean a total GRINCH about life. I was one of those people that sucked alllll the positive vibes out of a room. I walked around enviously observing everyone else’s fabulous lives all the while wondering why my life wasn’t all butterflies and rainbows. “Poor me”, “Ugh she has it so easy”, “Some people have all the luck” were all too common phrases.
Now, I’d like to point out that my life was not at all terrible in any way. I was in my mid-20s and had earned my college degree, landed a full-time job that didn’t pay so bad, owned a home, was married to a decent guy, had two dogs, and surprisingly some friends. An outsider would say I had it pretty good! Nonetheless, I was unhappy – with myself. And that unhappiness led me down a road full of false fulfillments until one day, it ALL came crashing down, HARD. I realized that I was lost and my state of being was nobody’s fault but my own. Cue the therapy sessions and self-help books…
As cliché as it sounds, I left my marriage, along with almost everything else, and set out on a journey to find myself. But not in an exciting way like Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love” – God bless her. I didn’t travel the world eating lots of pasta and drinking Italian wine (although I did do that in my childhood bedroom at my parents’ house, but I digress), meditating with Buddhists, or having hot sex with a stranger who would turn out to be my soul mate.
I just did a lot of… thinking. And analyzing. Long story short, I completely changed my outlook on life and the way I thought about, well, everything.
And that’s why I started this blog. Because I’m far from the perfect person and I sure as hell don’t have it all figured out – just like everyone else. I sometimes feel that pressure to be perfect and have life down pat – just like everyone else. But that’s not what life is about. It’s about LIVING – the highs and the lows, trying to make the best of what is thrown at us and enjoying the ride (“trying” being the key word here!). This blog is a reminder that you’re not alone in this crazy, chaotic, beautiful, challenging adventure. We’re in this together!
Here’s what you’ll find in my cozy corner of the internet – advice, tips, observations, stories, and insights about life. I hope you’ll interpret each post with your own, unique lens and take from it what you need to!
So, stay a while. Enjoy a glass of wine (or water, if that’s your thing). Hopefully sharing some bits of my life will bring some light to yours.
Lots of love,