Although once something that I felt was a waste of my time and life, “Repeating Myself” has evolved into something that I embrace. In my search for self-awareness and acceptance, “repeat” may just even be my new favorite word. It’s definitions define me in so many aspects, from writing to crafting, and especially parenting.
Sounds like my daily routine to me. “Clean your room.” “Brush your teeth.” “Do your homework.” “No.” If any of those phrases ever had to escape my lips only once, I would surely die from shock.
Hello, my name is Melissa, and I’m a Pinterest addict. I see something cute and crafty, I just have to try it. I love to craft. I love to cook. Sometimes all I need is a little ‘pinspiration’ and I’m on a mission to repeat it.
I have four kids. Enough said.
Because I’m usually having some much fun being a mess that I don’t want it to stop, I chose to repeat the experiences here to share with you. On the other foot, when something comes about that I don’t desire to handle alone, sharing that can be soothing and maybe even helpful to both parties as well. Either way, a blog is the ultimate form of repeating.
For the Love of Repeating Myself is a blog that welcomes all readers, but was designed with the vacation-yearning mom in mind. I can’t offer anything that truly takes you away, in fact, what I blog about is mostly a vent of my own crazy family stuff. But I feel like being open about some trials and struggles may help others feel not so alone in the day. Lets kick back and laugh at life together. One of my favorite blessings has been that of humility and humor over the things that I can’t control in life, and especially over my habit of still trying.
There is a treasured quote from Albert Einstein that I love… “The definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.” Mr. Albert, you are a genius, and I concur. Over and over again. As if ‘on repeat’? Sometimes as moms we just can’t help it! Are we insane? Well, this is a safe place, but no one has to admit anything. 🙂
Specific Things About Me, Melissa
When I first began blogging, while it seemed I was drowning in my own insecurities and self desires, I really was focused more on my audience than myself. That’s why not getting it perfect bugged me so bad. But I’ve realized after getting a handful of posts out there, that there are certain aspects of Me that may be important to my readers. I didn’t put them out there on the front page at first because I guess having them as parts of my everyday life, they didn’t seem like something that would be significant to anyone else. But I would be doing both myself and my readers/potential readers and injustice if I didn’t pipe up about a few of the more unique features of Me. After all, they are the driving factors behind everything that I publish here.
1.) I am a Christian. My faith is very important to me, and I will stand up for my God if I need to. However, in my journey following Christ, I have found that lecturing and condemning is the exact opposite of what Jesus was about. So you will never see me react in a hostile manner backed by the bible. But if you want to know about God’s love, I’m the girl to ask.
2.) I am a mom to four children. I’ve said this before, but now it’s formal.
3.) My husband is in the Army (and I grew up an Army brat) He’s 10 years in with another 10 to go. I consider us “seasoned” in the Army world. And it is our world. I speak of it often as an exclusive thing, but I don’t mean it in a stuck up way. Less than 1% of our country serves in the military, and even fewer stick it out until retirement. What my husband does makes me proud, and I immerse myself and my children in the military culture as much as I can, while we can.
4. My oldest son has a rare disorder called Hyper Immunoglobulin-E Mediated Type I Hypersensitivity. This consists of several allergic ailments, including severe anaphylactic food allergies, asthma, eczema, and chronic hives. He’s 12 now so his “issues” are a part of our daily life and don’t feel like anything special to me..but I have only just noticed how much the topic comes up when I’m writing, so this identifier definitely deserves a special mention.
So these are my… um…SPECIALTIES! Ya, specialties! I like that.