Sunday, June 29, 2014

Over the Past 7 Years

Over the past seven years, life has changed quite a bit for me. I've given birth to two children, I began my journey as a freelance writer, my husband and I were married and bought a home, I started two blogs, and began schooling Carter from home. While it may not seem that dramatic, you must understand that seven years ago, I was 18-years-old. All of these events occurred for me between the ages of 18 and 25.

2007 - Carter was born.

2008 - I began my journey as a freelance writer.

2009 - It seems as though 2009 was relatively uneventful, as I spent most of my time writing. During this period, I was earning an average of $200 per week from my freelance writing work.

2010 - Justice and I were married.

2011 - Justice and I bought a home. I started this blog.

2012 - Carter started kindergarten. The world didn't end. I took a writing hiatus.

2013 - Ireland was born. I started schooling Carter from home. I slowly got back into writing. I changed my way of thinking.

2014 - I started my blog, Mommy's Castle.

What I consider to be the most profound change is my ability to let things go. I've learned a lot about my strengths and weaknesses over the past seven years, and it has allowed me to gain control over my life. When I stopped trying to control everything around me and began to focus on getting a grip on my own life, things changed. It has been incredibly empowering. I've changed my way of thinking, meaning that I try to focus on positivity as opposed to negativity.

Of course, I still have a long way to go and much to learn.

How has your life changed over the past seven years? Which of these changes had the biggest impact on your life? Feel free to write up a blog post and share the link in the comment.

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  1. Wow that's amazing! Most people can't even accomplish those things by 25! Are you full on homeschooling now? We are on our 9th year here w/ my 3 kiddies & LOVE it.

    1. Hi Jess!

      We are not "homeschooling," per se. We still use the public curriculum, but all of his work is done at home, which is why I refer to it as "schooling from home." It's through a program called K12. Not to be confused with homeschooling, I don't create the curriculum or choose what he'll be learning. I basically oversee it. I'm his "learning coach," more than I am his teacher (although I do teach everything via lesson guides). I hope that makes sense and I'm not simply rambling. :-P


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