Sometimes we lose ourselves in motherhood. Other times, we find ourselves.

I want to take a moment and talk about how easy it is to lose ourselves in motherhood. These little people come into our lives and we suddenly find ourselves consumed by them.

We find ourselves worrying in new ways and doing everything we can to give them the very best that the world has to often. We spend so much time thinking about these little people that we sometimes forget about ourselves.

I recently realized that I have no idea who I am or what I like. It sounds kind of bizarre when I type it out but it’s very true. If you ask me about my favorites, I’ll say that they change with my mood.

If you ask me about my hobbies, you’ll get a blank stare in return. In fact, my hobby loving husband has told me many times that I need a hobby. And yet, I can’t say that I have one.

In essence, I don’t really know who I am at a core level. I can tell you about myself. I can tell you that I’m a military spouse with two little boys and two shelter dogs. I can tell you where we live and what my career used to be.

But I can’t tell you about ME.

It’s all just surface level, basic questionnaire stuff. Somewhere on my journey, I’ve forgotten to develop a sense of self. I’ve forgotten to figure out what brings me the most joy.

Ironically enough, JOY is my word for 2019. I went into this year determined to do what brings me joy. And in the first part of the year, I’ve come to realize that I don’t truly know what that is.

So, I’ve made a pact with myself. I’m going to take the rest of this year and figure out what brings me joy. I’m going to find a hobby. I’m going to be able to answer the question “who are you” with more than a surface level answer.

And I’m inviting you along on the journey. This blog will be where I record and showcase my journey to discovering me.

You’ll find fewer tips and more lifestyle. You’ll find stories and reflections. You’ll find out more about me and this bizarre journey I’m on.

You’ll get to follow along as I embark on a business journey that marries my passion with my expertise. You’ll get to see how I grow as an individual.

I do hope you’ll join me on this journey. I’m going to keep with the honest and raw stories that I enjoy sharing and writing the most.

This is your official welcome to the next chapter of this blog. This is just the beginning and there are so many wonderful moments ahead of us.