That's me up there, Kristina. The first and last pictures are professionally done by a super awesome friend while the middle one is a selfie before I went running. I enjoy running tremendously, however I hate winter and right now (April 2!) winter is still hanging on in my neck of the woods so I haven't been running all that much. When I'm not running, I'm writing. Or reading. Or folding laundry.
I once read an "about" page of someone I admire and thought, "Wow! How does she have time to do all of that?" Then I realized she didn't have children. No judgement, it just makes sense that she has more time to do stuff without children. To make sure you don't get the idea that I have tons of time to meself I want to introduce you to my people...
...these are my people. These four are my every day life. They are the reason why I go to work (I'm a sign language interpreter in real life) and the reason why I might have grey hair earlier than I wanted. They are pure awesomeness coated in little human bodies. I'm so blessed to be their mama. I write about their antics occasionally because children really do pull your bulk Nesquik out of the cupboard and proceed to throw its contents about your kitchen and writing about it here is cheaper than therapy. Also, I bet that you need to be reassured that you're doing a good job just like I need to hear that every once in a while and that it's perfectly normal for your three year old to go through a naked phase. (oh wait, that's not normal? Oops.)
I tend to overshare and underwarn, but know that this little corner is a place for embracing and celebrating the mundanity of life while knowing you are not alone. Alone-ness is something I struggle with everyday. I'd be lying if I said I didn't. Alone-ness isn't synonymous with singleness and no matter what your marital status, you're never, ever alone. No ma'am (or sir, if you happen to be a dude reading this). I write about Jesus a lot too and how He's the reason you're never alone and why I'm never alone even in the wee hours of the morning after yet another night of solely caring for sick littles or fretting about bills/money/work. Writing is another thing I write about. I contribute to Allume on a monthly basis and even wrote an e-book called 31 Days to Become a Better Writer. You can buy it on Amazon or in a PDF version.
So that's me. There's much more and most of it's probably not all that interesting, but I'd love to share this journey with you and I'd be honored to share in part of yours. I'd love to connect with you on twitter (my handle is @kjtanner) or via email (kjtannerwrites @ gmail.com without the spaces). I've also got a facebook page for this here blog