Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thank You

Hi friends! Welcome to the new look of Three Gals and a Guy! This is what YOU guys picked! I love the simple, fresh, yet eye catching design. Thanks for all your input- and no worries- if the one you voted for wasn't picked- I always am up for a change every once in awhile so you may still see your favorite! 

I wanted to take a moment to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I have received such support from so many of you with this blog. This blog started as a way to track my pregnancy and keep family and friends updated on how my pregnancy was going. It has turned into so much more than that, it has become a special space for me to share my thoughts, dreams, struggles and most of all- connect with all of you. I hope that this blog in some way, at some time has inspired you, caused you to reflect on your own life, and most of all left a smile on your face. 

How I hope you all feel after you leave here

I wrote a post awhile ago about the reasons why I blog and I still stand by that today. Sure, sometimes I get bogged down with the responsibilities of blogging- the pictures, editing, and thinking of new ideas/posts. I have been incredibly busy with work and haven't taken the time to even THINK about a blog post idea, yet alone journal. I know I say it time and time again, of how important it is to set time aside to make sure you are doing the things that make you happiest- I am the first one to say that I need reminders to do so. THIS is what keeps me going- writing and sharing posts with you all. I can FEEL it in my bones when I don't write and I feel incomplete until I take the time to write. Sometimes, I get stuck in my own head and think I can't write a blog post unless I have something PROFOUND to say but then I remember that as long as I keep it real, it doesn't matter. 

And as long as we are keeping it real, I received TWO picture packets from Sophia's school today: 

The first thing that came to mind- HOLY HEADBAND. And holy headband that is all sorts of out place. Note to self for next year- use a bow or other headband that will FIRMLY stay in place. The second was laughter because quite honestly and hilariously, both pictures perfectly represent her little personality. The third- I'm not sure why we got two separate packets- I'm wondering if they saw the first one and thought she qualified for a retake THAT exact day. But I only paid for one packet? Something I will have to figure out today. But it made me laugh. And Sophia thought it was pretty funny- she told me NOT to give that grumpy picture to Grandma and Poppa, mommy, just the smiling one, please. 

I guess that's what school pictures are all about- bad hair and a goofy smile. At least her eyes were open, right?! 

 I am also going to keep it real by saying that right now, I don't have a whole to say. Life is good. I don't have too many complaints. Work is busy as ever and despite some craziness, I've learned that EVERYWHERE is going to have it's not so great parts. There is NO such thing as a perfect place to work- and even when there are less than perfect moments that have happened- I can absolutely, positively say that I am right where I should be. And I couldn't be more happier. I couldn't have said that a few months ago. 

So, now that I turned a quick thank you post into a rambling one, I just want to say again, thank you so much for stopping by this little blog of mine and sharing some of my most important moments in life with me. I truly appreciate your support as I make the journey to get to know myself better and always, always, try to embrace my imperfections and mistakes.