Someone looking in on our home might laugh when they hear that I started this blog to help me find my voice. And, quite honestly, if you were to ask my husband and children, they’d probably confirm that my voice is coming in loud and clear! 😉
These days my voice consists of Get down from there you’ll hurt yourself, Don’t make me have to say that again and Just one more bite of broccoli before you get up. When it comes down to it, some days I’m so tired of hearing my own voice that I sit in the dark in complete silence after the girls go to bed just to clear my head. But, if I could talk about or do anything and have someone understand and hear my TRUE VOICE, the voice that makes me who I am as an individual, what would it say?
SPOILER ALERT: I don’t know the answer. My brain has turned to mush. You laugh but I’m 100% serious. My brain is so consumed with schedules and dinners and activities that when I have a minute to think about what it is I actually want to think about, I’d rather not think at all. Cue the latest episode of Housewives on Bravo. Oh, and if I’m being completely transparent, #truestory I’m actually watching the show as I write this.
Anyways, you know what, I’m officially done with accepting that! This blog is a way for me to get my mind moving again and discover what it is that makes me, me. I know it’s in there somewhere! What I do know, is Motherhood is a HUGE part of me and as a result, will be a huge part of this blog. My days right now are filled with the lives of my husband and children and that’s ok. I’m thankful for this life we have created. Chances are, that if my husband and I get a night out without the girls, our voices are talking about the girls and all of the things they did that day. But, Motherhood is just a hugely important, wonderful piece of my life. What would I do if I had a day to do anything I wanted? WOW, other than sleep I wouldn’t even know where to start! I’d probably just lay in my bed astounded that I was given the opportunity and stress out about making sure I took the best advantage of that opportunity. By the time, I’d decide on how to spend the time, the day would be over! In my twenties, I’d want to go for a run, eat a fabulous dinner with friends at a new restaurant or travel around the world. But are those the same interests that I have now after having my Littles? Right now, I can’t really answer that. This blog is an amazing opportunity for me to discover what it means to be Krysti and I’m excited to see where it takes me. My Life After Littles has been, and will likely be, a hodgepodge of kids, home, cooking, travel, clothing and who knows what else.This blog is a blank slate. A way for me to start over and rediscover ME today…as a wife, as a mom, as a daughter, as a friend, as a person. My hope is that through my own exploration of rediscovering my voice and who I am as an individual, I will inspire those of you reading who are looking to do the same. I know we have it in us.
~This is My Life After Littles