My name is Nina. I’m a wife, mother, teacher and writer.
This is my “Are you there God it’s me Margaret” moment. A space where it feels like you’ve just dug through your sister’s sock drawer and found the diary that contains her deepest thoughts and observations.
So… yeah. If you dig real deep. It could get pretty awkward.
This blog started out as a weight loss blog that turned into an accidental success. Through my self-deprecating humor I won awards, I had expectant readers, and an inbox full of sponsors reaching out to me… and that’s when it stopped feeling authentic.
At the beginning of these archives was a woman going through her second postpartum season and dealing with the subsequent identity crisis that comes with life change. During this time, I was on a journey to find the healthiest me. Through that season of my life I automatically thought health equated to losing baby weight.
I was wrong.
Through my musings over the years I discovered a lot of things…
1. I actually kind of like myself just as I am.
2. Mental health leads to physical health.
3. It’s through your vulnerability that you find your strength.
I wasn’t really looking for attention when I started this blog. I was just a stay at home mom simply looking for a creative outlet. Nobody was supposed to read it in the first place, and I was surprised when it kind of blew up. So, naturally, I quit. I quit writing on my blog and started writing a book instead. To my surprise I found success in that too.
Now, I’m officially an author, and with that comes the terrifying concept of becoming a public figure. Because of this, I was tempted to delete all of the dredges from this dusty old blog of mine. I have an agent and an editor and a marketing team that will help me sell my book. And through that is the pressure to create an image. There’s a lot of pressure in that.
But the more I thought of it, the more I realized that there is no image. No illusion… just truth. That’s how I write. I speak the truth. Because of this, I have ultimately decided to keep this little space of mine. Not really for you, but for me… so I can see where I’ve been because it is the catalyst for where I’m going.
If you plan on reading along, brace yourself. You’re gonna find an embarrassingly honest portrayal of the past and the present as I navigate my way through the different seasons of my life. You see the lows and the highs, the misconceptions and the new perspectives as I explore and process it all.
In other words… you will be watching a never ending coming of age.