I graduated from Penn State University in 2003 and started working immediately. After a few years I had my first daughter and moved to Philadelphia. See my post 5 Years Down to find out about how the move from a small town to a large city went. In addition to a toddler and another one on the way, I went through postpartum depression. It was about 3 months before I even figured out what was going on. I was a stay at home mom and didn’t feel like I had the support that I needed. To be honest I didn’t. The life I had left was full of support. I came to a city where outside of my boyfriend at the time’s family and him I knew no one. Philadelphia isn’t super far from Lancaster, but the cost of traveling with two small kids adds up. Especially when at the time I wasn’t working. It was too much. So I was drowning. This was in 2013-2014.
Fast forward to 2019 where I am working, blogging, and balancing my life. That in itself is a Christmas miracle. I am seeing life for what its supposed to be a ride. That ride can have several stops along the way or even bumps but at the end of the ride I hope to have made a mark, had fun, and been happy and whole in my respected relationships.
As far as blogging, ToiTime celebrated 5 years of blogging in November 2019 and here are a few things that I’ve learned about myself:
- Health is wealth-I’ve had a much needed surgery and through working out I’ve lost over 50 pounds.
- Self-Care is a daily necessity. How I deal with myself is way more important that how others view me!
- Being a mom is work and perfection is in how I balance not in my mistakes
- Relationships are hard work! It isn’t a 50/50 combination but 100/100. With that in mind no more relationships with one sided energy
I am interested in living and not just existing. Sometimes life can throw a few blows and I like anyone else can get caught up. However at 38 I am in the best shape that I can be and I am looking to improve even more. Im looking to traveling more, getting out of my comfort zone, attending more blog events, getting more social, and still being a great person, kick ass wife, and amazing mother. So I hope you enjoy the blog.
I also blog for TCP. It’s another network that includes bloggers like myself and some of the best hands down podcasts you need in your life. So check them out.
2019 I am about expanding my brand and enjoying this thing we call life!
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