Today is my forty-fourth birthday and as a birthday gift to myself, I’m launching (or re-launching depending on how you look at it!) a new blog! Why might you ask?
For the past few years, you could find me blogging at While I’m Waiting. And during that time, it really did feel like I was in a season of waiting – not knowing exactly who I was or what I was waiting on.
And then 2017 happened. After seven years of being a stay-at-home mom, I made the decision to go back to work full time. Not only did I start a new job but so did Mike. Oh, and did I mention that we thought this would be the perfect time to remodel our house? And then chaos ensued. Wait, that’s not entirely true – I’ve been the Coordinator of Chaos for as long as I can remember!
For those new around here, let me introduce myself. I’m Holly – a southern girl born and raised in Texas. Acts of service and words of affirmation are my love languages, the color green is my favorite color, road trips are my jam, and organizing anything and everything makes my heart happy! Another thing that makes my heart happy and puts a smile on my face is my husband, Mike. We met many years ago while we were students at Texas A&M University (whoop!) and have been married for the past twenty years. Three more reasons that make me smile are our kids – Colby, a sophomore in high school, Holden, a seventh grader, and Hope, who is in the first grade. Their academic and extra-curricular activities alone make sure the chaos meter is maxed out on a daily basis!
So why the new blog?
With all the changes that 2017 brought, it also brought about many changes in me. It really was a year of discovery – finding out who I was and what I really wanted. While I truly loved being a stay-at-home mom, I also really loved going back to work. And during that time, blogging was put on the back burner. Not because I was less committed or a bad blogger, it just meant that during that time my focus had to be placed elsewhere. But I missed blogging so much! And I also realized I wasn’t waiting anymore. I could have re-named my previous blog but I wanted a clean slate. A space where I could start anew – much like a new year. Out with the old, in with the new!
So, what will you find here?
You’ll find lots of encouragement, organizational tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way, my favorite finds, fun family service projects, along with little glimpses into our everyday lives.
What won’t you find?
A spotless house, perfectly behaved children, a marriage without flaws, or anything else that doesn’t resemble pure chaos 24-7! But there will be lots of love, even more forgiveness, and lots of intentional living. Welcome to our chaos! I’m so glad you are here!