My main goal with this site to give my fellow women out there something I wish I’d had and something I’m still working on finding today. Permission to prioritize, eliminate crap, and actually enjoy life. I don’t know why I feel like I need someone to give me that permission, but I’ve always felt like the default in life was guilt, shoulds, dos and don’ts. But I’m realizing that much of life is up to us to decide what we want it to be and to make it so. I want my life to be enjoyable and I know you do too.
So I’m giving myself permission to eliminate the guilt over everything and prioritize my life how I want it to be. I give you permission to do that too. Trust me, I’m an expert on guilt, and it’s almost never helpful. Let’s work together to become better without constantly berating ourselves.
I’m always trying to find balance, cut corners to make life easier, and find actually doable tips, relatable stories, and relatable people. When I find those things I want to pass them along to you because we all need all the help we can get.
I call myself mediocre, not because I’m down on myself (although I sometimes am), but because dictionary.com defines it in a way that I find both hilarious and appropriate:
This is just too accurate. I’m really not that good at a lot of things. I maybe do a couple of things kind of well, but most things I do just OK. I’m definitely not the worst out there, but I’m certainly not the best. And I am totally happy with that. Because I like people who keep it real, who I can relate to, who are complex, and who are normal just like me. I think other people like that too.
I met my husband when I was a senior in high school and he was a 21-year-old who had JUST (like 3 days just) returned from an LDS mission. A year later we were married. We had two kids and then graduated from BYU. I got a BS in Marriage, Family, and Human Development and yes, that’s a real major. We had three more kids and here we are married for 17 years with five kids ages 16, 14, 9, 8, and 1. We live in Southern California and we love it. Except for the traffic. That traffic’ll make the veins in your neck explode. And except for the heat that’ll melt your face off. But other than THAT we really do love it.
I like to sleep when I can; read when I have the focus; write when I have the brain power; do outdoorsy things like camping when it’s not too hot; and dance, zumba, run and backpack when I’m not too fat.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy it around here. I know I do.