I haven't linked up with anyone for a while, so I decided to do so today with All Things Fadra and Stream of Consciousness Sunday.
I will cheat a bit, as I am on a new laptop (to me) and adjusting to the keys, so forgive me if I fat finger too much and I will try to catch any mega-glaring typos.
Even though that's against the rules. I think Fadra (and you!) will forgive me!
So, what you do is take five minutes and just type. Think of something, don't, it's all good. So, here I go:
We've been busy the past few weeks, and I was talking to my mom this morning, or afternoon, or whenever, and I told her what is in store for us in the coming weeks.
Pause, please, 4-yo made a birthday card for a friend and is bringing it over for me to review. Again. Please hold ...
It's beautiful. But I am biased. But it really is pretty. Anyway, so my five minutes don't take up your time talking about a 4-yo's birthday card, here we go. Where was I again?
Ah, yes, what's coming up. You know, it's interesting that I read Fadra's post before I started writing this, as I have similar stuff on the brain. Really similar. Feeling like who am I? What's my point and purpose. And so forth.
And I do have one. For this post and myself.
I am a mom. And I am Andrea. And I am a social worker, who, although I am not currently practicing, I am still being, in some ways.
Many of you know I have been volunteering for TriangleMommies for several years. Many of you are like what is that? It's my local moms' group. And I also volunteer for the National organization on their Community Outreach/Charitable Events division. And I love it. My social worker self finds all of this essential to keeping my sanity as a mom who stays home and isn't working or driving.
And so I mentioned last week, or this week, or some time a few posts back that I was fidgety. And I am. And I had stuff in the works. And it started up this week.
Which is good. It's good for me as I NEED that. I need a way to remember that I am more than just mom. Although what I am doing and going to be doing is all - in some way - mom-related, it's all important and good stuff.
And soon enough I'll be back on the working track, and this stuff will also come into play.
My daughter is going to be a Daisy Scout! Can you just die? So cute. And I am going to be her troop's co-leader. Ack! Mommy-hood comes front and center, but it's going to be so much fun. And also, this past week I had the pleasure of connecting with and starting to volunteer with Moms Supporting Moms, which is a local to the Triangle organization (that is affiliated in some ways with Postpartum Support International) and I am going to be helping moms in need. New moms who experience the anxiety I did so few years ago.
And that, that stuff? Is what I NEED. It's good. It's great. It's crazy. But it's great.
What about you? What are you doing for YOU these days? Fill me in.
And I have to go now. Cause my five mins are up and my typos are glaring! oops. TGISunday!