I love to READ!So having a career as a Elementary school reading teacher is perfect for me!
I live at The Rottie Ranch!
I've been married a LONG time!Yes...I married my high school sweetheart....and 26 years later he is still the love of my life!
I LOVE to SAVE $$$Who doesn't right?? Well this past year, thanks to my friend Patty, I have started to save lots of money through couponing and by reading some fantastic blogs out there. I plan on sharing lots of information on this topic in future blogs.
My Disorganization has caused me STRESS!Some lucky people are born with a brain to organize...welp NOT ME!! I may be a lefty but my brain is NOT logical and organized. This is an area I am working on! I have improved immensely but...I still have a long way to go! I plan on sharing some of my favorite projects, books, magazines and blogs on the subject in the future and look forward to some of you organizing geniuses to help me out!!
I want to look YOUNG and live HEALTHY!How does a chocoholic eat healthy and drag herself to the gym? Well...another area I can always use help!!! Lucky for me my husband is a work out/health nut (is that really lucky for me?) and my daughter Brianne is a make up/skin care and wardrobe stylist. I'll share tips and my struggles in future posts.
I'd LOVE to connect with you!The purpose of sharing my life is to connect with others who may be dealing with some of the same struggles...overcoming obstacles, and celebrating achievements.
I thank you for taking the time to read my posts and hope to hear from you!!
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Why Start a Blog.... Life After Empty Nest is Born!
I was touched by tragedy at a very young age...5 years and 10 months to be exact. That was how old I was when I lost my Mother. I don't second guess why that crucial person was taken from me, I have always believed everything happens for a reason. And happen it did, I was adopted by my Mother's Sister and her husband, they provided a wonderful life for me and I grew up extremely happy and very loved!
So WHAT does that have to do with me and this blog? Well that event made me want to be a Mom ever since I was very little. I wanted to be the BEST Mom on Earth and be able to stay on Earth for longer than 6 years of my child's life.
Many years later, I married, Todd, my high school sweetheart and was blessed with two daughters Brianne and Shelby.
I loved every minute of Mommy-hood, they were the center of my world, everything revolved around them...and then they GREW-UP! I'm not sure how it happened...but it did...so quickly!
It was tough, leaving them at college, but it was even harder coming home. I only knew how to be a Mom but now I wasn't sure how to be...what to be....what to do....? Lot's of questions and not many answers.
At first, I dove into work, (I'm a 4th grade reading teacher) which was easy to do but I knew I needed more. This blog is where I plan to share how I am dealing with "Life After Empty Nest" My new passions and hobbies...and those dreadful, sad, days when I miss "My Girls" more than usual.
I hope you will follow my journey and share your thoughts and feelings with me.
And, YES, there is Life After Empty Nest (A FUN and organized one!)