Hi, I’m Heather. Welcome to Just Becoming Me.
I am so excited you are here and even happier you want to get to know me. I am brand new to the blogging world and thrilled to have a space to call my own.
Well lets just dive in shall we? I have been married to my college sweetheart for almost nine years and we dated for three years before that!! Wow how the time flies! We are a pretty good fit, he’s calm and sensible and I’m well…me, rambling and illogical. Seriously, who ever said that opposites attract knew what they were talking about. He can make me laugh and supports me in everything I do. To tell you that I love him lots is an understatement.
Then because things weren’t awesome enough with just the two of us we decided to try our hand at parenting. In 2008, we welcomed our first daughter Madeline into our family.
They are cute, funny and definitely aim to keep me on my toes. Their daily anecdotes keep me laughing as I am sure you will learn soon enough because there is no way that I can keep those all to myself.
We move around quite a bit, most people think it’s because he is in the Marine Corps but of our 11 moves only 3 of them were job related. Crazy, I know!! One plus that has come out of this is that I am super organized and purging stuff is a way of life.
Without further ado, the real reason you’re here.
My goal is to inspire others to live a life that is filled with beauty in whatever way they can find it, to stop doubting and start living. The idea came to me in December that I wasn’t living the life I felt I was meant to live. Was I becoming the best me possible? Was I enjoying life as much as I should? Why was I
sometimes always stressed? The short of it was that no I was not living up to my potential to enjoy every moment and in turn this answer made me even more stressed out.
The big question became how was I going to fix this?
What brought me to my happy place?
What was I passionate about?
What made me giddy?
I have no idea!
In a society, where we have been taught to always know the answer and to strive to accomplish more everyday I have decided to challenge my previous beliefs. We are fed so much information about how we are supposed to feel and what we are supposed to do to make ourselves happy, and thinking about all of it was enough to induce a tension headache until one day I decided to just start living. I want to take time to figure out what brings me joy. I want to take time to enjoy the everyday little things in life. And more than anything I want to better understand myself.
This blog is an experiment in living a more fulfilling life. It is a journey to figure out who I am.
Here you will find a positive space that is filled with my random insights, my adventures and other passions (there is a full list). Some things I am hoping to learn on this journey include meditation, a love of self, a better body image, how to nourish my body better, acceptance, gratitude and compassion.
Nothing is off limits on this journey of self discovery. So pour yourself a cup of coffee and settle in because it’s going to be an interesting ride!