Tuesday, August 7, 2012


It's been been a few months since I've been blogging. Most of that is because I've been going through several changes in my life and it's taken an emotional hit on me. One of my favorite sayings in my life came from the movie "Parenthood." It was the scene where things are going out of control and the grandma said, something to the effect, "I've always liked the roller coaster. Some people like the carousel. It just goes round and round though." My life is that roller coaster, with lots of ups and downs. I would like to get off the carousel right now after these past few months. I'll take a little calmness right now.

So here's a quick synopsis of what's been going on and some of this, my own family didn't know and won't know unless they actually read this. Last March, my husband and I found out we were expecting. We were thrilled and after having two miscarriage prior, we were very nervous. We found out at eight weeks though that we lost the baby the week before and that began my break from blogging because I couldn't talk about it and any writing for a couple of months just stayed personal.

Then summer started and the craziness that comes with that when you have a house full of kids and that actually helped me with my healing. Then came the big bomb that hit late last month, just a week before school started again; the house that we'd been living in for the past three and half years was being sold and we had to find another place fast. My "day job" is a child care provider for mainly elementary age children and if I didn't find a new house near the elementary school, then I lose my main source of income. Well, that's what happened. We found a house last week and it's one street away from the district line. I couldn't even keep my younger kids in the same school. So we're moving on Saturday and with the move, so is most of my income.

My dream is to be a full-time freelance writer and there's no better time like the present. So now I'll be caring for one child in addition to my own that are all in school and trying to make it in a career that has always been my dream since I was in college. It's scary, exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time, but it's what I do and I've been missing that creative side of me since I left the corporate working world almost three years ago.

So I suppose I'm not "Just Kelly," I'm Kelly - freelance writer and editor, mom, wife, jewelry creator and exhausted. So let's raise a toast to the next phase in my life, it's been a long time in coming.

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