I knew who I was 6 months ago. Right now, not so sure. Since deciding to close my store and re-invent my business I spend a lot of time "in my head". Some things about who I am will never change- wife, mother, GG (grandma), friend etc. Oddly enough, what I used to think defined me the most was being owner of The Feathered Nest. Opening my store was the best thing I allowed myself to do. The entire experience was so fulfilling and such a confidence builder.
Now, I find myself doubting my ability to find fulfillment in my next experience. In my head I know that is absurd. The reality is, being a store owner wasn't who I "was", it was what I "did". The time came when I realized I wanted to be doing something different. So, here I am, trying new things, blogging being one of them. The best advice I can give myself (and anyone else doubting themselves) is just do what you want to be doing. Don't worry if it is not the best, perfect or what you thought it would be. There is safety in dreaming but, when you "do" your dream and it's all you imagined it to be, it is bliss.
I want my blog to be an inspirational source for life and home. I see it as being somewhat like a journal that I allow others into, hoping that they might take away a little something that makes them feel good. Let me start by showing you what makes me feel good... my animals.
These 2 little ladies are Dottie and Coco. They are visiting for now and will hopefully be mine some day. They are the sweetest little things. I love the smell of them! I hold their face and take a big sniff on their nose.
Murphy, Max and Matilda when they were babies. I became a pro at bottle feeding. I could feed all 3 at the same time. The problem was Max always finished first and then would push his sweet little sister away and want hers. To this day he is a little devil but, I love all 3 and their different personalities.
Last but, certainly not least, Madison and Cheddar. Every night Cheddar cuddles with me on the chaise and then Madison cuddles on Cheddar. Recently Cheddar went blind due to high blood pressure we didn't know he had. It broke my heart but, he is adjusting. He is the greatest cat I have ever had and everyone that sees him falls in love.
We have quite a menagerie here. Who knows what will be next!