Aaaah my first personal blog post! Not even sure where to begin...
I suppose I wanted to start a blog to show our very real emotions, & moments. The saying is true.. the days are slow, but the years go fast. I want some form of way to document our lives. I love reading about other Mama's & their journeys. I think that everyone has a different story to tell, & I'm a firm believer that it's important to showcase my real moments, not just the picture perfect ones-- & I feel like my blog may be the place to do so. As a mama, I go through so many emotions. Am I doing this shit right? Am I enough?
I also found that for a very long time, I only knew myself as a mom. First as a mom & then as a business woman. After starting my photography business in 2015, I completely threw myself into it. Everyday I worked hard at being the best Mama I could be, while also building a business from the ground up. I had amazing support along the way, but still found that I lost my identity in the process. Recently, starting in the beginning of 2017, I've made it my mission to build myself up. Not as a Mom, not as a business owner, & not even as a wife-- but just me, Natalie. I've put myself on the back burner since having my first son, 7 years ago, & there is no reason why. I have an amazing, supportive husband, my parents have been so, so, SO supportive (there will never be a way to explain HOW much,) & I have a village of mamas, & friends that have been just that-- my village of sanity, calm, & peace.
I'd love for you to join me on this journey! Some parts may not be pretty, & I may be raw & vulnerable at times, but I promise to always be me-- crazy, outspoken, & very vulgar, me. Don't say I didn't warn ya ;)