Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Oh my goodness! I can not believe it! I am so very excited! After all these years, casually blogging away on my “free” blog site to deaf ears (literally) and occasionally filling up my friends’ newsfeeds (whether they signed up for it or not) with my attempt at sometimes sarcastic, often heartfelt essays, I’m proud to announce that today I decided to actually set up my very own website! A “proper” personalised website, just for me! That’s right! One that has required me to temporarily cease my morbid affair with Afterpay, opt for an $8 wine over a $12 bottle and instead, invest a small amount of cash in to a domain in my own right. 🤗
For those of you who don’t know me (Though, let’s face it, this being my first official entry probably means most of you will be friends from high school, a fellow Mum from my kids school or a family member) my name is Kristin.
I am 34, a mother of four children and I am currently at a crossroads deciding what path I should take with my life. I have been married for 13 years to a man I met 16 years ago in the Australian Army which began with an insanely passionate kind of love (think, tattooed names on bodies after only mere months of dating and a very early engagement announcement) – 19 and no fear of the unknown! Thank goodness we have lasted the distance or else I’d have to frantically find myself another “Adam” and convince him I had the tramp stamp placed there only recently for him – to which, he would surely run for the hills! 🤭
Like I said, thank goodness it has never come to that. 😓
Yesterday, I farewelled my youngest daughter who joined her siblings and slid in to the ranks at big school. It was also my eldest sons first day of high school. It was an emotional day for me as they have been my everything for the past 12 years. They still are of course, but I suppose now I feel some what anxious and lost as to what comes next for me. I feel as though my identity has rested entirely on being the “crazy mummy of four little kids” for so long now, that it’s going to take some time and a considerable amount of effort to put some new goals in to place and redirect my path.
So here I am, doing what I love, second only to loving my family and friends; and that is writing. I do hope you enjoy my stories. I hope I can make you laugh, or feel understood. I’m a bit of a soul bearer, so I’m guaranteed to shock some readers with my habit of over sharing and delving a little deeper in to your veins than most. I am however extremely truthful, and that these days, could be considered a rarity.
Please be patient with me while I find my feet and adapt to navigating around this page. If I bore you, firstly, I’m sorry. I am always open to suggestions and stepping out of my comfort zone, so don’t be afraid to throw some inspiration (or challenges) my way!