Sitting down to write a piece about myself is a little more difficult than I expected…(as I walk away from the computer cook dinner and pour myself a glass of wine. I stare at the computer while I sip on my wine and proceed to pour another)
Alright, now I am ready.
I am a 29-year-old person, girl, woman, wife and mom. I was born and raised in Waterloo, ON and currently live in Toronto, ON. I am a work in progress, trying to be my best self for my family, staying active, finding my own path as a professional and setting good examples for my daughter. Over the past year I have contemplated writing this exact piece many times. It has taken some major changes in my life to finally realize I needed to do it for me and maybe a little bit for my sanity.
Prior to being committed to anyone else I was a person who worked many different jobs and usually had two on the go all the time. I finally thought I had found my niche in the insurance industry working with high net worth individuals, but I quickly realized management was making the job less enjoyable.
An opportunity to work in the custom home industry fell in my lap and I was over the moon. It was exactly what I had been searching for. I worked there for 3 months when I found out I was expecting my daughter. Long story short I had to leave this position for maternity leave and we moved to Toronto at the end of my leave. Which meant that I could not go back to my job in Waterloo.
I am now in search of my next project after having renovated our home in Waterloo. The custom home industry brought me to where I am today and gave me the confidence that even if I am not able to do something I can always find someone to help.
On top of my professional goals of renovating homes, I am a very active person. I try to workout 6 days a week and involve my daughter Emelia as much as possible. I hope her watching me motivates her to have a healthy active lifestyle.
I am young at heart and truly enjoy spending time with my girlfriends and acting like I have no responsibility. I believe that everyone needs a little break from regular life to really enjoy time with the people that bring out your fun side. Remembering who I am without anyone else makes me a better mom and wife.
I have a hard time with this one, because I am not sure I quite see myself as a grown woman yet. I look back and wonder if I was “old enough”. Whether it’s getting married, buying a house or taking a baby home from the hospital. This one may grow on me over time, or I may never choose to accept this title, we shall see.
I married my best friend, partner in crime and in parenting in 2011. I am sure at the time no one believed we should be getting married and thought we still had a lot to learn about life. Looking back, I am sure that they were correct, but somehow through it all we managed to grow together rather than apart. We had our battles the first few years but managed to get on track personally and professionally. To this day marrying my husband Conor was one of the best decision along the way. We are still crazy about each other and he is my biggest supporter…seriously. He is sitting across the room taking photos of me while I am writing this.
We then made the big decision every couple makes…it is time to start a family. This did not go as planned as I am sure most people experience. I will share a more detailed post about this shortly. To make a long story short we finally got pregnant almost 3 years after we made the decision to try.
Through it all I had Conor by my side and we are stronger because of our experience.
And that leads us to – Mom.
I am so thankful for the amazing little girl that has made me a Mommy. She arrived a little earlier than expected with a bang on June 14, 2017, yet another more detailed story for another time ;). She immediately changed our world and made us both change in different ways. We have gone through a very busy journey since her arrival. I will share more detail on this in my next post.
Emelia makes us look forward to each day and what she will do next as we watch her become her own person.
Well there it is, the brief synopsis that’s brought me to this point. The point where I’m ready to broaden my horizons and explore what this new chapter in my life as a mom has in store. I cannot wait to share our adventures as a family and hope it brings you something as well. Please share your comments below, as I would love to learn from you as well.