When I was in college, I had to take a general education nursing class in my senior year…I didn’t particularly care for the class, as it was just fulfilling a requirement, and I had a seriously case of senior-itis. But on the very last day, the teacher said “if you take anything away from this class, I want you to remember this” and she put this quote on the board.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” –Viktor Frankl
I can’t tell you what else I learned that semester, but I do know that the quote stuck with me. This blog stems from the idea that Everyday we have a CHOICE. A choice to be happy. A choice to choose our actions and reactions. A choice to be kind to others and to ourselves. Even in the mess of life, love, friendship and motherhood. And each choice, for better or worse, propels us forward.
Here you’ll read stories about everyday life and those little choices. It will include the mess, the good, the bad, and the in-between. Now that we have Clare, there will probably be a lot of stories about motherhood. There will likely be book reviews and talk of products/items that make my life easier and places that make my life happier. There may be childbirth profession talk, talk of my struggles with anxiety or rants about the latest episode of Grey’s Anatomy or Parenthood. There may be a whole lot of random. But I can promise you that no matter what, it will be genuine. 🙂