Hey, everyone! How are you all doing? I hope you had a wonderful summer and are settling nicely into early fall. It's started to feel fall-ish even here in California, and that is making me happy. I missed you all while we were away, but I had a really nice and very busy but also quite relaxing summer. And now? Now it kind of a weird period of transition and change and confusion and anxiety and excitement in my life. Oh, did I mention anxiety? Yeah. Mimi started kindergarten this year and it's really going well. She absolutely loves it and is learning and thriving and growing right before my eyes. Upon picking her up after her first day, she ran out to greet me and exclaimed, "Kindergarten is AWESOME!" So, yeah, she is happy. And that makes me happy. Ben will start preschool next week, just three days a week. It's a parent participation co-op school, so I will have to work one school day a week as well as attend monthly meetings, work on the Arts & Crafts Committee, and take part other projects and events throughout the year. It is going to be a lot of work but I really think it will be an amazing experience for both of us. I am excited to see him blossom and flourish and learn and make new friends and become even more independent than he already is. As a stay-at-home mom with both kids in school, this leaves me at sort of a strange place in life. Of course, Ben is only part time right now and I am going to be heavily involved with his school and will also be volunteering as much as possible with Mimi's school, as well. But this transition has really got me thinking about my future and what it could and what I want for it to hold. And that's really scary because I'm not quite sure yet what I want to be when I grow up. That's a weird thing to experience at almost 36-years of age. I have days days when I feel really lost and scared and days when I feel motivated and excited and inspired and ready to conquer whatever is next. I am excited to be back at blogging so I can share in this new crazy journey with all of you. So, that's what's happening with me! What's new with you?
xoxo, nora bird