Hey to all of my new followers,
Thank you so much for following me! Here’s a bit about me:
My name is Anna.
My dreams in my teenager years were to be a photographer and travel. My first real job was as a little league photographer. Several other photography jobs later and I was working in productions in a studio. I had no idea what was ahead of me.
I met and fell in love with my husband over 10 years ago shortly after he joined the military. I waited for him to come home from deployment and he waited for me to graduate college. We had a smaller wedding ceremony and married almost 7 years ago.
We have 3 little boys who are our world. They’re curious and love to discover. For the most part they’re very well behaved, but a lot of times their energy gets the better of them. Basically we can’t have nice things yet.
I’m a stay-at-home mom who now works about once a week or so. I wish I would’ve started part time work sooner because I love getting out of the house. I fully admit I love leaving the kids with my husband for adult time. Not to mention I love being able to earn spending money for us to go out.
I’ve been blogging for over a year now. Aside from Momma Bird Blog, I’ve blogged for Mom’s Beyond and my county. I realized I took on too much work and wasn’t able to keep up with everything. I do love to write though.
I mostly like to write about the challenges of motherhood. There are so many; mom guilt, stay-at-home mom problems, self-care, how to pinch pennies…. Most of the things I write about have affected my life, which is why the topics are so broad. And a few of the articles I wrote because I know they are concerns for other parents.
Some of the challenges I’ve faced were when my husband deployed, a couple emergencies that involved me dialing 911, financial strains, NICU visits, and baby blues. There are other challenges I faced that I choose not to talk about too. Most of these things happened within a 2 year span. I must’ve put on a pretty good front for a while, but eventually the stress of it all caught up with me. And I’m not going to lie, I was extremely unhappy.
Since then I had to “pull-through.” No one could help me, but me. I had to force myself to be positive, embrace my faith, accept help from friends and family, and try to be healthier. This better-me journey has been accompanied by essential-oils and finding ways to destress. I think one of the things that has helped the most is knowing that I’m not the only one struggling.
Now I’m writing which I love, despite that I don’t get anything out of this except to maybe help someone. And now I’m dreaming again. I have a whole new platform to learn as I would love to be a published author! But I won’t be disclosing hints for what I want to write about just yet.
I just have two messages for all of my readers:
That you are stronger than any challenge you face.
And just because you’re a parent doesn’t mean you can’t have dreams.