At 25 years old, I can assure you that I still don’t think of myself as “grown up.” Yes my husband and I play tag around the house, yes we still watch cartoons on Saturday mornings, and yes we use our son as an excuse to engage in other child like activities.
I went to school to be a publicist and received my degree in Strategic Communication. Most people don’t know or understand what that is, and to be honest I have a hard time explaining it every time someone asks me.
What do I want to be when I grow up? Hmm, well I’d like to be an event planner, an author, an editor, a publicist, and a promoter. Easy right?
When I graduated college, I worked for a professional basketball team. I thought that if I worked my way up in such a prestigious organization, I may one day land a job that fit my dream goals. When that didn’t work out as planned, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do.
Up until that point, my life had been planned out for me; graduate high school and attend college. After college, the plan ended and I was completely lost. I started to write about this. I never published any of my work, but I wrote about about my experiences at that point in my life and my “quarter-life crisis”, if you will.
During these two years, which we will call the “lost years,” I applied for jobs and accepted jobs just to keep me busy. They had nothing to do with my career goals, as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at that point. I met my husband during this time, we fell in love and got married, which means I also married the United States Army in the process.
When Z deployed to Afghanistan, I began to blog. It was the best way I knew how to deal with all of the emotions that I was feeling, and the easiest way to clear my head without exploding. It was during this time that I started to receive a great response from my writing, and I truly felt like I was using something I love to do to benefit others.
I’ve always loved writing and knew I wanted to do something with it in the long run, but I never realized how much I truly enjoyed it and how much it helped me evaluate myself as a person. Writing is what I want to do, what I’m meant to do, and through blogging I have solidified that to others as well.
I’ve entered a contest for Military moms that blog about the lifestyle and being a mom on top of it. I would love support from those of you that would like to help me get one step closer to achieving my dreams.
On the right hand side of my blog, click on the Circle of Moms button and it will take you to the page. Under the Pending Approval tab (this will switch tomorrow after my blog is approved) click vote! You may vote once every 24 hours and voting is open until August 16th. It’s that easy and I would really appreciate it!
Thank you to all of my readers and I can’t thank you enough for giving me the motivation to keep writing 🙂