Who am I? I have no idea. I’m still trying to figure that out in my 30’s. I think the more things that “I am” or have been, the less I seem to know or am sure of about myself. Wife, Mom, Blogger, Designer, Writer. All titles, not necessarily “me”. I think I write as much for the purpose of self exploration and explanation as I do for the reason of self-expression. Also – I just do some stupid stuff that you may find entertaining and may save you some time and money if you are someone who learns from other people’s screw ups – or just finds humor in them. Either way – you win.
Mainly I have found myself here because I have 3 year old twins and a 1 year old – and I’ve got to do something to try to keep words of any kind coming out of my mouth at a volume somewhere below screaming and at a reading level just slightly higher than Dr. Seuss.
No – really – I’ve got nothing else to watch on my DVR. I have insomnia. My husband goes to sleep at 9:30. My 1 year old wakes up at 1:30am. On the dot. Every. Single. Night. I’ve reached the maximum number of times I can watch Pitch Perfect after midnight before I start singing acappella in my sleep and truly, I can’t sing. So…I’m bored – I need an outlet.
An outlet for what? Like I said – Wife, Mom, Blogger, Designer, Writer – a lot of titles. I dabble in interior design, have 3 kids 3 and under, have a husband, am a bonafide legit shopaholic, a semi-pinterest-recipe-addict, I “think” I’m a DIY’er (until – as referenced above – I do something stupid), have more “online” friends than “real” friends, I love fashion (I wear snot covered sweats every day, but hey – I’m prepared if we ever have a sitter), love a tasty adult beverage, am a former consultant and executive and – get this – Auctioneer – turned SAHM, I use to be a realtor, I use to build houses (kind of), my husband and I are constantly remodeling – I use to write and edit for a luxury lifestyle and home magazine, and one-time (wait, twice) I wrote a children’s book. Basically – you may read about anything from wall color to wardrobe malfunctions, and red velvet brownie recipes to IKEA hacks gone horribly wrong. I have a little ADD, if you can’t tell.
You won’t, however, see anything about clean eating, dieting, exercise, or any of that type of healthy living – life coaching – motivational mood pick me ups because quite frankly – I’m not qualified. I like carbs and sugar. My kids will actually eat pasta and pizza without death threats and I use jelly beans and gummy bears for bribery – we also drink juice and watch tv. Yea…just laying it all out there. Am I going to win an award for mother of the year? – probably not, not by today’s blog and Pinterest standards – but what I know I am is a good wife, and a good mom, I love my family with everything I have and am. They are my world, and I find myself completely lost in them. I’m no longer defined by a title or job or description, but by the people in my life and who they are. I can’t tell you exactly who I am, because they are part of me – they are my life, my world, they make me whole. So, I write about them – I write for them – I write about what I have done – what I am doing – what we are doing – how we got ‘here’. I write about what I know. Thanks for taking the time and interest to read. I hope you enjoy boonink.com.