Well, it's about time that I finally started writing again. It's been over a year since I have had the chance to sit down and let my words flow. There are so many thoughts in my head as I wear my different hats. I thought it would be so much fun to share my moments of being a wife, mother, sister, daughter, teacher, designer, and friend. The older I become, the more I realize how much I learn from those around me and from the daily happenings in my life...whether big or small. That is why I decided to title my blog "Enjoying the Small Stuff." Life is too short to miss the smell of fresh cut grass, a sailboat passing on the water, a slice of watermelon in the summer, a good song on the radio, a random gift from your mom, a belly laugh with your sister, a visit from a dear friend, walks around the neighborhood, the birth of your dear friend's baby, a sweet kiss from your husband, and oh my goodness....a smile as big as all outdoors from your son!!!
See, y'all, we have a lot to talk about over the next year. Let the fun begin...
In the past year and a half so many wonderful and challenging things have happened. We made a move from the South to the North....enough said. Let me tell you, I have learned to ignore the stereotypes and make my own opinions. Do I love and miss living in the South? YES MA'AM! But, do I love where I live now too? YES MA'AM to that as well. Now, let's be honest, I miss my little house with flower boxes and a picket fence. The cozy feeling of walking around an old neighborhood and sleeping with the windows open is so wonderful. I love being able to leave for work when I should arrive because it was at the end of my street. Things are a little different here so close to New York City. There is no house with window boxes, but there is an unparalled view of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline just outside my apartment. I still have an old neighborgood to walk around and lots of yummy food to eat (that's an entirely new blog, ladies and gentlemen). As for my commute to work, well it's a tad bit further...two train rides and thirteen blocks of walking! I told myself not to stress about a structured workout...this will do just fine!
In the midst of changing where we live, we added a new member to the family! Everett is thirteen months old and I have learned that I should have the attitude of a happy little toddler. There are no worries and stresses for him. He laughs at everything and will smile at anyone who walks by him. It has made me so joyful to look in his beautiful blue eyes and see the world the way he does. It's always a rising sun and a glass half full for him. That's the lesson I am taking with me today!