A Check-In

Over a year has gone by since my last post. Life has happened. Seasons have passed. Kids have grown, not only in size but also in smarts. In the last 18 months, lots has happened, my husband is home instead of on the road, I no longer work at my full-time job, and the boys are currently homeschooled.

2017 ended with us moving into a new home. An actual house that my boys could romp around and be loud without having to worry about the neighbors. We moved right next door to some dear friends of ours – and I can truly say that I am so glad we did!

2018 started with my husband finding a local job that not only put to use the commercial license he had but also uses the 10+ years of grocery vendor skills he had. We were so very happy to have him home!

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The summer brought around a new adventure for us in that we decided to unschool (child-lead homeschooling) our boys. You can see our adventures on our Instagram account here. Though we haven’t posted much lately due to us getting sick on and off for the last few months, the learning has still been happening.

So here we are now, dealing with “Snowmageddon” here in Nebraska – we have had over 40 inches of snow this winter.  I can say that we are all here just praying that spring is around the corner! I am very over the negative windchills and the ice. Also, I have BIG plans for our yard this year and I am getting antsy!

I think that pretty much brings me up to date on the shenanigans here.

I will write more soon!

 

Love & Light,

Ally

 

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Been awhile…

Hello Beautiful Souls!

I’m sorry I’ve been away for so long. I got lost in life and drowned by anxiety and depression. I found Allah and said Shahada.

I find myself now the mother of a kindergartener, wife of a long haul trucker, trying to keep up with a naughty 3 year old AND working 40 hours a week all the while being expected to hold it together mentally and keep up on housework. Needless to say something has to give cause I’m on the verge of losing my mind.

Though I’m not sure what will give.

At this point I wanted to check in. I wanted to say hello beautiful souls and I wanted to tell you about this amazing morning that I’ve had.

I got woken up by my two monkeys, got to cuddle with my husband, told my son parts of his birth story, went to a yoga class that kicked my arse and came home to a happy puppy in an empty house. I was able to have a nice shower and make myself a smoothie. I’m now in my office sitting in my high back chair blogging on my phone enjoying this quiet moment with a puppy on my lap.

And you know what?

At this precise moment in time – the anxiety and depression are quiet. I can breath without wanting to sob uncontrollably. I’m not screaming at little boys to behave and my jaw isn’t clenched with so much stress it hurt.

I guess today is a reminder to self that if you don’t take of yourself too you end up in a really shitty mess.

Hoping to make morning sweat it out sessions a daily occurrence. 🤞🤞

Hoping to change things up. I’m trying to aim more to the just do it side vs the plan it all out side. I’ve noticed that if I do the planning I tend not to do the actions. 😞

So in the mean time – remember self to take deep breathes and to find the center and ground your feet.

Inshallah we will find ourselves stronger – physically, mentally, & spiritually.

Love & Light

Ally

Welcome to the beginning

Hello Wandering Souls!

Welcome to the beginning of my story. This is the beginning of a long term relationship between me and Goddess Of The House. It is my story about being a SAHM, a mother of 2 boys, transitioning to a vegetarian and possibly to vegan, finding my spiritual beliefs and teaching them to my children, and my cooking and gardening passions.

It’s not a story that has been written yet. It is one that I live daily and I choose to share with the Universe.

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My commitment to this blog is to have a post of some kind every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of every week unless otherwise PLANNED. <- I say PLANNED because I actually want to plan my breaks from blogging not just I'm being lazy today and don't want to blog.

My expectation for this blog is two parts

         1. I want for this to be an outlet where I can let go of things that I am holding on to.

         2. I want this to be a space where I can grow as a person. Where I can strive to be the person that I want to be and the person I hold myself accountable to be.

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So, this is me in a nutshell. If you stick around you will see more of the what makes me me and what my life revolves around on a daily basis. ❤

Love, Peace & Light

Ally