I have a very tight knit family in which I was the only girl surrounded by four boys, so I was a little spoiled.
I am tough and a little insensitive, but becoming a mother has definitely brought out a more emotional side of me that I’m still trying to get used to.
My weakness is food of any kind. I enjoy eating and cooking new things. I have a degree in culinary arts, and while I have worked extensively in the food service industry I now answer to the title “Mom.” I stay home with my two sons, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m very fortunate to have them teach me more about myself each day.
I married my high school sweetheart. We’ve dated seven years, five were long distant, and we’ve been married one. We are apart of USAFAs 2% club. I truly have found my soulmate. He makes me a better person and is my best friend.
I have learned in my short quarter century life:
- making God a part of your life gives you clarity, peace, and a helping hand in all you do
- things don’t make you happy, people make you happy
- no one person is better than anyone else
- a smile can completely changes a persons day
- relish in the time given, it goes by too fast
- love is an overwhelming feeling that you should share with someone who respects you, makes you laugh, and genuinely wants you to be the best you
- children on good days or bad days make everything even that much more special
- don’t waste time judging and being bitter you’re only hurting yourself
- friendships are important, but shouldn’t be hard
- go into every new experience with an open mind and see it as an opportunity
Things that I’m trying to learn:
- effective time management when staying at home
- healthier eating
- balance between my marriage, my children, and myself
- military lifestyle
- how to teach my children life lessons, while allowing them to remain children for as long as possible
- how to deal with the constant feeling of whether or not I’m doing enough for my family