Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wailin' Jennys - Arlington

I learned this song last night on the guitar. I think it's beautiful!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

And I'm back.

This isn't the venue for details, but, I have arrived at a new chapter in my life. Single Mom-hood. I am separated and divorced as of this summer. The process has been rocky. I was scrutinized, questioned, judged, sympathized with, congratulated, laughed at, encouraged and everything else, in the last few months. Frankly, I got emotionally exhausted for a minute there. I had to come to a place where I realized that I know myself, my life, my ex-marriage and my son better than anyone else and their opinions/inquisitions. I had to regain control, confidence and security. I am officially comfortable with my new place in this world and I am learning more about self-love. The cards fell where they fell, and I find it unproductive to stop moving and dwell on it. I have made the choice to move forward, and choose happiness over complacency. Nothing feels better than optimism in it's purest form. I am being re-introduced to myself, so to speak. And while this journey will certainly have major ups and downs, as long as confidence and love remain; I will be fine. Ultimately, I have been blessed with the experience, the lessons learned and that I can come out of this with a good relationship with Jay, as Grayson's father.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose.  -Dr. Seuss

With that said, I REALLY am back to blogging! My daily adventures as a single working mom are nothing less than entertaining...

I will start today by catching you up:

KaTiE WoRlD:

After I left Imhoff Eye Center, I accepted a position as Studio Manager for a photography studio on St. Simons. I have been more than thrilled to be there. I am able to excel at what I am good at (organizing, marketing, paperwork), while learning more about my passion. Not to mention the fact that I work for two fabulous photographers who have been amazing to work for.

My First Studio Portrait.... (Fringe Benefits)

I found a cute apartment on SSI which is just 100 yards from work and in the same vicinity as Jay's condo. I move in August 1st and I couldn't be more excited about it.

I still love to run, and have been trying to get in 2 miles/day, and I have strongly gotten back into practicing Yoga. Both of these things have been critical to my ongoing peace and happiness!

GrAySoN WoRlD:

GPH is beyond perfect. There are no words for how much I love this kid. He is my salvation. He is now almost 10 months old, which is really hard to believe. He is almost walking, but not quite. "Cruising" I guess is the term. He enjoys playing with his toys, dancing to music, practicing talking, and munching on his snacks. (Welcome to self-feeding...) He still loves Ms. Rhoda, who keeps him during the day and sometimes doesn't want to leave her! He is "ninety to nothin'" when he is awake, but then lucky for me, he has a solid bedtime at 7:30 pm, and sleeps all night. Yes, this is appreciated. I am already in the planning process for his 1st birthday party... Standby for all that madness.
Me and My Monkey

That's all Folks! Stay tuned.