So let’s talk about being a single parent. It’s not easy and often you feel like the backup in your life is lacking.
I see a lot of blogs about being a single mom, and I totally appreciate their style. BUT, I find for me, they aren’t suited for my particular trials. I see a lot of working women blogs and for me, I feel that those are aimed at more professional women which I am not. Don’t get me wrong, I work 40 hours a week at my job and I love it, but it’s not a career to me right now. I’m just trying to get out of the financial mess I’m in. I love my job, but it’s not what I ultimately want to do.
So let’s talk about what it is I would love to see. I want to see a blog about someone going through the struggle, not someone who has already made it through the other side. I really love to read those stories and they do give me hope, but sometimes I need to see someone going through the exact thing I’m going through when I’m going through it. I want to be able to connect with those emotions and be able to agree that what they’re feeling, is exactly what I am going through. So, because I couldn’t find a blog like that, I decided to make one.
So let me introduce myself. My name is Amanda and I’m a pretty newly single mama. I am only about five months divorced and making my way through the second year of being a single mama. My first year of being a single mom, was riddled with chaos and one disaster and emergency after another. I had no clue as to what I was doing, and I needed emotional support like no other. I was so stressed, I hardly cried which is really unusual for me, not like I’m a huge crier, but being stressed usually brings it out. And there I was, hardly shedding a tear because I couldn’t even register what I was going through at any moment. I just felt like I was on one of those horribly funny (though believe me, it wasn’t funny at the time) Japanese game shows where I kept getting hit just as I was getting back up.
I honestly, don’t know how I made it through, except by God’s grace and a few people taking me under their wing when they could and offering me a hand when I needed it most.
I am so thankful for what I have learned, now. At first I wasn’t thankful, I was angry, I was hurt, I was devastated. But I made it through the first year, and now I want to share my journey and have you follow along as I make it through this huge learning curve of being a single mom. I hope together we can find the strength to climb those mountains that are bound to be in our path.
It’s going to be a very unexpected journey, to quote Tolkien, but aren’t those the best in the end?
In addition to single mom life, I will be talking about weight loss ( I need to lose it), crafts, food, cooking for two (when one of you is the pickiest eater ever), creative projects and many more things!
Thank you for joining me in my journey, I’m glad you could come along.