I just got to share my latest AHA moment that I have had while starting my blog.
At the beginning, my intention for Recreate and Decorate was to share our home improvement, do it yourself projects, with hopes to inspire you along the way! I also wanted to share our experiences and challenges as a military family that we encounter as we re-create our life in a new community, AGAIN for the 7th time. Re-create is exactly what we are doing. We are taking something that already exisits and we are making it new. I know, clever right!!
I knew that my blog, Recreate and Decorate, needed to be something different, something more than just another one of the gazillion home decor blogs that are out there! Like I have said before, I am NOT a professional home interior decorator, and David is not a professional contrctor, we are just an average couple who loves a beautiful home and who has learned everything about decorating and updating a home ONLY because we were determined that we could do it.
I’m not gonna lie, I have been in a funk for the past few years. Just dealing with my nephew’s cancer as a family, in addition to doing so while living 1000s of miles away from family has been no joke. As my girls get older, and my role as a stay at home mom has started to change, I have found myself wondering what do I do now?
My blog has been an answer to prayer. It is allowing me to recreate myself (revive myself, refresh myself).
Wow! I get it, I am one of those millions of moms who has devoted her life to her family, being a stay at home mom and an Army wife and somewhere during those years, my identity has been
lost placed on the back burner. I said I would NEVER be one of those 40 something year old women who are trying to re-identify who they really are in this world. Never say never!
I know there are so many of you that are reading this and thinking ”wow, me too”. Maybe you have known it for a while or maybe you just realized it. Either way, it’s ok. Let me tell ya, you are not alone.
I know that this exact same funk has caused many of my friends to feel isolated and depressed, and basically asking “who am I”?
I get it. But I also get the fact that every place you have been in your life plays a big part of where you are going! If you let it!
I think this sums it up well! Every step we have made has been made with a purpose!
Please share with me how you have recreated your life, how you have defined your purpose not only as a mom, wife, but as an individual!