Sunday, March 14, 2010

If you like Pina Coladas..

I was tired of my old blog, we'd been together too long. Like a worn-out recording, of a favourite song. So while she lay there sleeping, I started a new one instead. Me and my old blog, we had fallen into the same old dull routine.

I've been putting off writing my first post because I felt like it had to be insightful, witty, and impressively clever. Who knows when that's gonna happen though, because my moments of inspiration are few and far between.

I first started blogging in 2006 because I was feeling lonely and isolated after the birth of my first child and I wanted to connect with other moms. I did that, and more. Yay me! I met so many awesome people - live and in person! - and it's been a really great addition to my life.

But somewhere along the line, I started feeling lost. Like I was Mom, and no more. Now, being a mom is a great and wonderful thing. A life-changing thing. But it's not everything. At least, I don't think it should be. I don't want to be my pre-child self. I love who I am now. But that doesn't mean that I have to get rid of everything that is not me-as-a-mother. It just means that I have to be more selective about what stays and what goes.

So...hello. My name is Alyssa. I am a wife and mother. But, I am also an actor. And a runner - both for fun and competitively. I like giraffes. I am overly fond of the colour green. I have an ever growing collection of necklaces. I think that peanut butter and chocolate is the best combination, ever. Except maybe for tomato and cheese. I exaggerate. A LOT. It's fun. I use the word 'awesome' far too much. I watch a lot of tv. Too much. (And not necessarily good tv, but bad tv can be good.) (I also really like using parentheses.) But, I also love to read. If I don't have a book on the go, I get hives. If someone doesn't stop me, my entire wardrobe will consist of v-neck shirts and sweaters. It's a problem.

There's a lot more to know. But that's enough for now. I don't want to break a nail typing, or anything.


Christine said...

hi nomo! i mean anc! ;-p

painted maypole said...

peanut butter and chocolate. mmmmm........

(I agree)

(and I like parenthesis, too)

and hey, I'm a wife, mom and actor. but not a runner. I only run when being chased. which rarely happens, and usually then only by a cute blonde girl. although I might run if I'm late for something. Which does actually happen quite a bit.

kittenpie said...

Hmm. I did NOT know about the giraffes. And hadn't noticed the green issue. so there you go. You just taught me new things about yourself on post 1.

Haley-O said...

I knew we had a lot in common - but not THIS much: I love giraffes, too! ;)

Mac and Cheese said...

Glad to see that one of the original blogs from my list now has a sequel. Looking forward to catching up.

metro mama said...

Looking forward to it!

bren j. said...

I love camels. It's surprising how many people mistake giraffes for camels.

I just read every post and realized how much I missed your writing. :) Good luck with the 1/2 marathon!