I was named after my great grandmother, Rose Elizabeth Carroll. She was a beautiful, hard working mother and business owner. My hope is that I can fulfill her namesake and live a life full of love and courage.
I am a 37 year old wife and mother to three beautiful children. I taught elementary school for 12 years and have recently been able to stay at home with my youngest. Before he was born, I was on track to become a school administrator. I'd make it through rounds and rounds of successful interviews, only to be let down in the end. I was heartbroken and hopeless. My "why me" mentality was quickly replaced when I found out I was expecting my third baby. Fate had other plans.
The last two years have been spent doing a lot of soul searching. What does being a stay at home mom mean for me as a former professional? What can I do that I love? What can I add to the world? What are my talents? But honestly, what crosses my mind most often is a whole lot of self-doubt.
So, I have landed here. I am going to give this whole "blog thing" a go. I have always loved writing and sharing stories with friends. I love putting together gifts to make others feel special and with three kids in tow, I almost always have a funny story to share.
My goal is to find joy, spread love, and bloom into the woman I know I am meant to be! My hope is that my journey can help your journey too.
I do not claim to be an expert at anything, in fact I would say I fall into the "hot-mess" category quite often. I don't judge and I hope you wont be too hard on me!
Thank you so much for joining me here. Please be patient as I add more features and posts. If you have any suggestions, comments, or you just need to vent, click on CONTACT above and type away!
All My Love,