Midnight Musings

February 20, 2017

I love being a mom, but motherhood is a challenge.  It completely changes you and once you grow accustomed to it, you want to find yourself again.  At least, that’s pretty much what happened to me.  I attempted to start a blog like this before, but I didn’t put much effort into it, claiming that taking care of my baby took everything out of me…and it did…and didn’t.  Now, that baby is a toddler and growing to be more and more independent.  I am back with a renewed fervor to find myself again…yet I already know it won’t be my old self.  Motherhood changes you.

One big change was that my world could no longer connect on the same level as my friends.  Out of my close circle of friends…I am the only one married…and the only one with a kid.  Recalling the days when I was single and child-free, I know it would be difficult to expect my friends to be able to relate to the new experiences I was going through as a new mom.  I am hoping to use this as a medium to connect with old friends and new, by sharing what my life means to me now.

I plan on reveling in being a mom, but that is not all my life is about.  I want to share with you great places I come across.  I hope to share with you the excitement I find in different forms of entertainment.  I aspire to show you different recipes I attempt to cook.  I dream of creating a fulfilling week after week full of whatever fun things I can find and hope that represents me and the friend I want to be for you.

And now I finally begin.  Always feel free to reach out to me because, yes, I would truly love to hear from you.

  • Rikki

    Hey there! I like the route that you’re taking with your blog. Talking about a variety of things. It’s very insightful and detailed.
    I completely understand about the friend issues. We have no friends that are married and few have children, but still none of them are doing what we’re doing so we have nothing in common with our friends anymore. They don’t really come around and we don’t go around them. I don’t really see it as a loss though. We’re growing up, taking care of our family and while they are still being twenty something, getting drunk and what have you.

    • Paula

      Hi Rikki! I’m glad to know that I’m not alone in feeling this way. It’s definitely not a loss ☆ I love my family 🙂 and this has motivated me to put my ideas into action. It’s great because I can add on to my identity so that I’m not just my daughter’s mother or my husband’s wife.

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