LISTEN TO ME – I am the mommy now.

New Year, New Blog? Nope, not here. I started this blog 2.5 years ago when I quit my job to stay at home. I was hoping to give birth to my son and document my new life as a mommy. I was hoping to be witty and clever, to elegantly put my experience into words. I wanted to share this journey with everyone I loved.

I mean, I’ve worked full time since I was sixteen, I managed a movie theater in high school, I graduated college a year early, I worked in public relations with professional athletes, and I worked in human resources at a corporate law firm. I managed people for a living! How hard could it be to take care of a tiny person, really?

For those of you that have kids, go ahead and laugh – I’ll wait.

The answer is: it’s hard. It’s very hard. It’s probably the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. Having said that, it will also be the most beautiful, rewarding, and wonderful thing you’ll ever do. At least that’s how I feel.

I’m not going to say anything cliche like I didn’t start living before I had my son because I did. I thoroughly enjoyed my life pre-baby, but he brings a whole new level to the game.

It’s kind of like sour cream. I spent my life watching other people eat it and it looked good, but I thought tacos were great without it. Then one day when I was hungover I ordered tacos sans sour cream, but the server forgot and I was too hungry to wait for them to bring another plate. So I ate the sour cream and my life changed FOR-EV-ER. Had I really been living without sour cream? Now I put it on everything. Yum-my.

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Anyways, having a baby is like that, kind of, times infinity. My son is the sour cream to my life. He’s the best thing I have tried that I never knew I needed. He brings flavor and excitement to my life. It’s awesome.

I am more than just a mom. I manage a home, I married a soldier, and we’re traveling the world and getting old together. I plan to write about all of that, too.

Mostly I’m just a normal person stumbling through adulthood and trying to figure it all out. I hope you’ll come with me on this journey and we can do it together.

All that talk about sour cream made me hungry, so now I must open my fridge fifteen times and settle on something that won’t taste nearly as good as tacos.

I still don’t think I’m the best example of an adult. I learn new things every day. I hardly have any common sense, but …

I am the mommy now.

– Linds Out

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