Tuesday, August 13, 2013

//5 Things I've Learned About Myself//

Yes, you read that correctly.  I hope this does not sound terribly narcissistic.  But I wrote recently that I was in self discovery mode because basically everything was changing.  When you get married, move across country, have two kids in under two years- well, it's a game changer.  I wanted to share these 5 things and encourage other Mamas to keep on discoverin'!  It's easy to get lost in the day to day and even the smallest discoveries can be fulfilling.  okay, so here are five things I've learned lately about myself.

1. I am absolutely obsessed with the show Grey's Anatomy.  I started watching it on Netflix a few months ago and I'm on season 7.  I can't stop watching and I even think pathetic things like "I wish I had a friendship like Meredith and Christina."  Did I say that out loud?

2. I had tried it before, but I now realize that co-sleeping is the right choice for our family.  It works for so many reasons, but the most important reason?  I get more sleep.  I might call it rest, because let's be honest, Asher is still getting used to the idea that sleeping through the night is actually a good thing and not reason to be alarmed.  And by alarmed I mean "act like he's being tortured with no end in sight."

3. I've realized (since having Asher) that a boob is just a boob.  It's not going to hurt anyone if I feed my child in public without (shock) a cover!  This ties into my next discovery:

4. My idea of modesty and what that means for women has been completely reevaluated.  I was brought up extremely conservative.  I would hear things like "only loose girls" dress like that.  Now, I know that I want to dress how I feel comfortable.  How I dress does not label me nor should I be responsible for all the weirdos out there.  I remember, during one of my jobs, walking to the bank at lunch wearing very "modest" clothing and men still calling ridiculous things out at me.  It had nothing to do with what I was wearing, it was because I was alone.  They felt I was vulnerable.

5. I discovered I love the poetry of Mary Oliver.  Have you read her?  If not, you should.

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