So I’m blogging. Or at least attempting to blog. To be completely honest, this will be my third attempt in the past 5 years to keep up a blog. But third times a charm right? And I figure what better time than the present. But before I dive in, here’s a bit about me.
I’m currently a working mama of one (soon-to-be two) and a Mrs. to the love of my life. After perusing Match.com back in 2012, I stumbled across a guy high-fiving a bear statue and I knew I had to meet him. So I signed up for match, created an account and reached out. Five days later, I closed my account and the rest is history. Okay, so there’s a bit more to that story, but that’s a tale for another time. We got married in 2014, and welcomed our beautiful daughter, Finley Kate, into the world in 2016.
Finley celebrated her first birthday in January and wow what a whirlwind parenthood has been. But it’s a beautiful whirlwind that my husband and I couldn’t love more. In fact, we love it so much that we decided to have another. Baby number two will be joining our little clan come June.
While motherhood has been truly amazing, it doesn’t come without it’s difficulties. In fact, some days I feel like a flat out failure. I know I’m not alone, however, and it’s one of the reasons I’ve decided to start this blog.
Like I said, this isn’t my first go-round at blogging. Years ago, I used blogging to document my journeys as a newbie runner. Blogging about running kept me accountable and introduced me to one of the most amazing and inspiring communities I’ve ever encountered. In fact, I largely credit it to my going from running half marathon distances to running marathons and even completing two 50Ks. It wasn’t only about running, however. I also used blogging to share my story about my mother’s battle with cancer. A battle she eventually lost. After she passed, I lost the will to blog anymore. Every time I tried, it re-opened wounds that I wasn’t ready to face.
But now I’m back, and hoping to use the blogging platform to navigate my new journey. And to talk candidly about life, love and motherhood – the joys and laughter, as well as the anxieties and tears. So what’s up with my blog title? While partly a tribute to my obsession of unitards, life and motherhood, in many ways, is also like running in a unitard. It’s weird, it’s in your face and it doesn’t always make sense. But when you learn to accept it for all that it is, it’s also pretty damn beautiful.