Hello and thanks for stopping by!
Outside looking in life seems pretty good. I’m married to my high school sweetheart Ken. After 8 years together we had a fairy tale proposal and wedding, we’ve lived in really cool places all over the country, have spent a year in our first house, and are now the parents to our adorable pit mix Brody. I am a kindergarten teacher and Ken is a freelance industrial designer (product designer) and entrepreneur.
So what’s the problem here? Life seems good. I’m living the “American dream.” I went to college, got a stable job, married the hubs, and bought a house. I did all of the things I’m supposed to do, and yet I feel overwhelmed, underwhelmed, and unfulfilled all at the same time.
After many tearful conversations with my husband, deep self-reflections, and an overdose of life-coaching/self help podcasts, I’m putting my foot down.
This feeling stops here, stops now.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from all of the above, it’s that I can make my life the way I want it to be. I’m in control of my feelings and my reactions to those feelings. No more sadness, anxiety, or fear allowed!
Today is the day that I choose to make it sunny.
I’m not going to pretend to have it all figured out. I’m learning as I go, and I want to document what I learn so that I can help others through this uncomfortable point in life. One anxiety relieving discovery I made while binge listening to these “self-helpy” podcasts is that I realized I am not alone. I am not the only one who has ever experienced this dissatisfaction with life, and I am certainly not the only one who is doing something about it. Please follow along as embark on this journey to discover who I am and what I am meant to be. If you know someone who is possibly feeling this same way, send them over. I can’t state enough that the first step to seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, is realizing you’re not alone, you’re not weird for feeling these feelings, and you are certainly not a failure.
Thanks for reading, thanks for your support, and thanks for a little encouragement as I begin to make it sunny.