Finding Myself Eclectically

I do not fit in a box, and that's okay because I'm finding myself eclectically.

I recently mentioned to a mom in conversation that my family and I are homeschoolers. Her response was one I have gotten before "Wow! You don't look like a homeschool mom". I knew what she meant. I had on a trendy outfit (of course pieced together from bargain and thrift shopping). I am young, and here I am mid morning at a dance class with just one child. And while that comment could be off putting I get it. I don't look like a Duggar, and let me add none of my fellow homeschooling mommas look like Quakers women. 

See here's what I've come to terms with at almost 30:

  • I do not fit in a box.
  • I absolutely love spending my days hectic, and crazy and messy homeschooling.
  • I also adore spending every second possible sans children with my best friend and husband.
  • I am an ultimate girly girl. Make-up, shoes, shopping, chick flicks, gossip (I'm working on this) make me happy.
  • I also enjoy gardening, baking, and cooking from scratch, reading, and a nice cup of tea.

I am a recovering party girl, a born again Christian, and everyday working on being a better me. But I am eclectic, I wish there were more hours in the day to do more of the things I love, because I love a lot. Sewing, learning to knit, dancing, working out, crafting with my littles, trying to new restaurants..... I seriously want to do everything. I extremely social but I also need quiet alone time to recharge. I live for sunshine but love rainy days. I am finding myself eclectically, care to join me for the ride? I promise if you're in the New England area you'll want to be my bestie because I am a girl on the move, going places, buying stuff and eating things.