Monday, February 18, 2013

Blogging (And Why I'm Having a Hard Time Doing So)

It's been awhile since I blogged! I never meant to let it go this long, but I also didn't know that my time would just disappear after having a baby.  I also didn't know how hard it would be to squeeze a shower into my day, haha! Not that I mind; it is definitely worth it!

One of the reasons I haven't blogged in awhile is because in addition to taking care of my sweet baby boy, I have been going to school.  My college journey has been a VERY long one. It took me 5 years just to get an Associate's degree, due to my own immaturity.  If you have read my first blog post, you know that I met my husband when I was very young and that I got married pretty much right after high school.  I was so ready to "be an adult." In my mind, I had just finished 13 years of being in school without a choice; why would I want to keep going to school when I didn't have to?  I ended up taking a few classes at our local community college right after high school, but only because everyone else was.  My grades weren't good because I didn't really care.  I skipped classes because I didn't really care.  All I wanted to do was marry my husband and start our life together.  And then after we were married, I wanted to just jump into a job and go to work so that we could save for a house, and then later, kids.  (I felt like work experience should be more valued than education anyway, but that is not how it works in the real world.)  When we first were married, our financial situation was not very good.  In a very short period of time, though, God blessed us and helped us to become financially stable. We both had jobs where we made good money, and I was extremely happy with my job.  The only thing that I didn't like was where we lived.  I hated where we lived.  I wanted to go back home to my native state so badly; partly because my family lived there, but mostly because I loved my home state! I was so depressed, but right when I felt like I couldn't take it anymore, God blessed us again and my husband got a job transfer.  I finally got to come home!! I was so happy! He then blessed us with a house, and I got a new full-time job.

And that job was horrible! It was bearable because at least I was home now.  But this job made me see that education actually was important.  I started back to school, and for the first time ever I had a 4.0 GPA.  I enjoyed learning, and I enjoyed making good grades. After that semester, I was able to move to a much better part-time job, which I loved.  I kept working on school, and finally got my Associate's.  We then felt like we were ready to have a baby, and we were also financially ready as well.  I had always wanted to be a stay at home mom when the time came, and I have been blessed to be able to do that.  I know that school is still important, so I am now working on my Bachelor's degree in Information Technology.  I am taking all of my classes online and it is really convenient! I work on my schoolwork while my sweet boy takes his naps.  I think I enjoy school even more now, because all of the studying and homework gives my brain a workout.  It's a nice change from speaking baby talk. :-)  

So back to talking about my blog. When I started this blog, I was on this "new mom" high.  I was so excited about everything, and I had great plans to do LOTS of things.  I envisioned myself wearing a cute apron, cleaning my house, cooking meals, making our own soaps and cleaners, crafting, taking care of my son, and blogging about it all.  My expectations were a bit too unrealistic.  No, they were WAY too unrealistic. I still want to blog, and I still plan on blogging, but I don't think it's going to happen as much as I want to.  Not right now anyway.  My baby and my schoolwork takes precedence over everything, and it's kept me so busy that I haven't had time to do a lot of things I want to do. But my baby will only be a baby for so long!  I am thankful that I am getting to spend so much time with him.  And my time management skills seem to be getting a little better, which makes things easier. 

And now, I'm going to utilize some of my newly learned time management skills and go take that shower while I can. ;-)

~J

2 comments:

pkrains said...

Sounds like you're figuring it out! :-) Wise words! Hang in there and finish that degree. You'll never regret it. And, enJOY that baby boy every second you can.

J Urban said...

Thanks!! :)

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