A little about me

I find it funny that I've had this blog for several years, but the most difficult section to finish is the "About me" section. 

I have procrastinated forever in finishing this section. It intimidates me for some reason.

I mean, where do I even start? How much do I share?

Well, I'm just going to let my fingers type and we'll see where we end up. 

Here's the obvious first fact about me...I'm a single mom. I have a 14 (going on 30) year old son who is strong -willed, a natural leader, and keeps me entertained all at the same time. 

I was young when I found out I was going to be a mom. Young as in 19 years old. His dad and I hadn't dated for a very long time. Yes, I know how to prevent procreation, but it happens. And it did. His dad and I stayed together until Brenn was about eight months old. I was young and immature. He was about ten years older than me, but at the same time just as immature. We fought a lot. We didn't see eye to eye on a lot of things. I wanted to get married and he didn't. So, through a series of events, one day he disappeared out of my son's life for years. 

I was a mess when he left. The thought of raising another human being by myself terrified me. But, as days went on and with the support of my mom and then pastor I realized that everything was going to be alright. 

Fast forward 14 years and things are still alright. Brenn is a good kid. I am blessed beyond measure.

Here's a little more random facts about me:

* A few years ago, I had my "aha" moment and decided it was time to stop being miserable with my body. I started working out and eating better and began losing weight. I've recorded much of my journey on this blog.

* I found a love for running half marathons. I NEVER thought I would become a runner. I've never been athletic. I've never been able to run without thinking I was going to pass out. Slowly but surely I found that running is a type of therapy for me.

* I've dated...oh my goodness have I dated. I think I have gone out with every single type of guy there could possibly be. Even though I would eventually like to find "the one," I'm not in a hurry. I kind of have high expectations and I've been single for this long...I won't be settling.

* I couldn't have gone on any paths of this journey without my relationship with Jesus. Period.

* I've recently discovered my crafty side. I make wreaths and sell them. Check out my Etsy page.

* Some of the blogs I follow daily are Mix and Match Family (I want to be just like her when I grow up!), Skinny Meg, and Mama Laughlin.


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