“Allow me to reintroduce myself…”

My name is Erin. My name is Erin and my plate is full. My cup runneth over is an understatement in my case. I honestly do not even know where to start with my chaos, so just bear with me. I am going to do the best I can to make it all make sense. I am new to blogging, so I am sure we will go through growing pains together. The truth of the matter is that sometimes I feel bad when I want to complain because there are so many people out there that have it way worse than me. What I am coming to realize and accept, though, is that, while my suffering may be small in comparison, it is still my story to tell. I am allowed to feel. I am allowed to have my moments. I do not allow myself to wallow or stay down, but it really can get to the point where you feel stretched beyond capacity. 2019 has been a year full of stretched beyond capacity.

I. AM. SPENT.

Why am I here? I am here to share. I am here to help. I am here to be an example. I am here to vent. I am here to be a resource, a shoulder. I am here to unload my frustration to anybody kind enough to to listen (read). I know, quite possibly, that no one may be reading at all, but sometimes just saying something out loud lifts a huge weight and provides much needed relief. THAT is why I am here.

What do I do? I have been a registered nurse for almost a decade. It is a 2nd career. I was a pharmaceutical sales representative in a former life. I am currently in school for my Master’s Degree in Nursing, which I should be earning in the Winter of 2020. This past Summer 2019, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and I will be earning my Associate’s degree in Spanish in December 2019. So, I currently hold a Bachelor’s in Biology, an Associate’s in Nursing, a Bachelor’s in Nursing, and soon to be an Associate’s in Spanish with more degrees on tap. Yea, so I really don’t love school, despite what it appears. HAHA. I am over school; however, I am committed to be in it until I complete my Doctorate degree in Nursing. Oh yeah, I work too. I am a part time PACU nurse and full time caregiver for my husband.

What’s my story? I am married to an amazing man. When you talk about good people….genuine, salt of the earth, good people…he is who you’re talking about. He is a retired combat veteran of the US ARMY after serving over 25 years. He suffers from debilitating PTSD and a host of physical issues that prevent him from living life the same way a lot of us do, but he makes the best out of the hand he was dealt. We have a 4 year old daughter who is the center of my entire world. When I tell you, she is my everything…my goodness, sometimes I just look at her and get overwhelmed by the amount of love I feel. There are other times I look at her and wonder who replaced my sweet angel with the Tazmanian Devil. You get what you get. Haha. I am just trying to figure this mom thing out. So, I started this blog a while back because I wanted to talk about mom life and my locs, thus the name “loctails and momosas.” Life got in the way and I neglected doing anything with blogging. Fastforward to now and we have been dealing with some serious medical issues that have been causing me a great deal of unrest, conflict, and turmoil. I am hopeful that sharing my story will help anyone else out there going through the same or similar. Sometimes it helps to hear and feel you are not alone.

-E

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  1. The best thing about blogging was realizing that there were people who was going through the same thing when you think you’re alone. Our stories are important to tell, both to get it out and to help others. Thank you for sharing your journey. You will help others. I haven’t had time to post to my blog since 2015 but there are things on there that tell a small part of my story.

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