Thursday, August 2, 2012

I'm Back! But Not The Same

Well, I don't know where to start. So...yeah! I've been gone for 9 months now... long enough to have incubated a baby, but I'm not pregnant. I have changed and grown a lot though in these past 9 months and I have the stretch marks to prove it. What am I talking about? Growing pains!! 

Flowers down by my driveway

 I'm always amazed when I look back at my life and see how much I've grown. I am not the same person I used to be and this made coming back to my blog intimidating, to say the least. What changes am I talking about? Well...

Me hitting the gravel @ 8:30am

  I started running back in March and have stuck with it. I began running 30 mins in the morning 4 days a week and I loved it! I run a minimum of 3 miles each day. Sometimes I'll run 4,5,6, or even 8 miles in one morning, if I have the time and if my brain will stop telling me that I can't go any further. My body has changed quite a bit and I can't fit a thing in my closet :) However, I haven't lost a pound since I started running, just inches. I have gained muscle which explains why I still weigh 120 lbs. So yeah! I've been running for 5 months now and I have no intention of stopping.

Jackson, Ga

 I am different. That's all I'm going to say. Here is one thing I've learned over the years... Never discuss religion or politics. It always ends up in an argument or debate. I'm not interested in winning one or making you believe the way I do. Just saying :)

Down by the creek

 I am saner than ever! ... As a Mom of 5 kids can be ;) My kids tell me I'm crazy though. I've been exercising my brain... reading books, writing in notebooks, learning new things, doing lots of thinking. I've always been so busy that I've never had much time for thinking before, just doing. I started getting serious about life, confronting problems, fears and issues that I had been blinding myself to, changing stuff that I didn't like. I finally opened my eyes and started to see things as they truly were. A lot of people don't like doing that. I was one of them. I never realized how much work it takes to actually sit down and really think about something (the important stuff), especially when there is a decision to be made. I've changed some things and I'm still working on others. Some things I just can't decide on. I'm pretty indecisive when it comes to decision making. I'm just so scared I'll make the wrong choice. Ya know?! But I have some goals to reach for, some ideas I'm throwing around and I'm pretty sure I'm not finished growing yet.

My little girl Jorja & I on her 7th birthday

Even though a lot has changed, much has remained the same. I'm still a Mom of 5 kids who loves to cook good food, make homemade jelly, organize, take awesome pictures, read books and write. I'm still teaching my kids at home, still going to church, still me, just a truer me ;)


Sun Valley Homestead said...

Welcome back...glad you are back and will be checking in ofter as I have you as a follower on my list.

BTW: You look awesome and have a beautiful family.

Mom of 5 kids said...

Thank you, Connie. It's good to be back. I hope that I'll have something new & interesting for you to read when you check in next time ;)

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets said...

Enjoyed your first post back in blogger land! And your photos (as always)are great! :o)

Jana Floyd said...

This makes me so happy. :) I'm beaming for you!! Keep doing the tough internal work... you will look back and be so glad you did!!

Mom of 5 kids said...

Thanks, Jana! Will do ;)

Mom of 5 kids said...

Karen, thank you for the complement. Your blog is amazing! I love all of the sweet posts you make!