Happy Monday and most importantly, Happy First Day of Camp for my son!
I love my son more than anything in this world but the kid needs summer camp to burn off his energy, play sports, socialize with other children and yes, give me a chance to breathe and do some work.
When I decided to start this blog just about two and a half years ago, I was slightly bothered by the fact that being a blogger with a website and public social media accounts meant anyone could read what I had to say, even those people I didn’t want anywhere near my day to day thoughts and life.
While I have certainly gotten over that aspect of being a blogger, I do keep my son in mind when I write my posts.
Of course I want to be honest with you and share as much about myself as possible but at the same time, I have always remained cautious as to not overshare our life, or really, as I want to discuss today, my personal dating life.
I have shared with you my feelings about dating after divorce but what I haven’t shared with you recently is a certain someone who means a lot to me.
Being a divorced mom is not easy. You never go into having children (at least I didn’t) thinking that you would be raising a child and looking to date again all at the same time.
Throughout the years since my divorce, I stood firm on my belief that keeping my son separate from my dating life was critical. I refused to bring random people in and out of his life yet always felt that when the right person came along, life would suddenly make sense and things would fall into place.
I finally met someone who passes the test. Someone who is kind, funny and truly genuine. Someone who likes the Islanders as much as we do. Someone who appreciates who I am as well as understands and respects my running routine, even joining me on occasion <– really big deal.
Once I noticed that he accepted my dessert obsession (like, he may even find it cute) it became clear that not only could he be a real part of my world, but my son’s world too.
Remember when I said someone enrolled me in the Dessert Of The Month club as one of my birthday gifts?
This month’s delivery arrived! Eight super large fudge brownies -> Rocky Road and Chocolate Mint.
We are already trying to guess what next month’s delivery will be! Cake? Cookies? A pie?
He is a regular blog reader which means he cares about what I have to say. I know he pays attention to my posts because last night he questioned me when I was taking another picture of my favorite meal from The Cheesecake Factory, knowing very well that I easily have 100+ photos of the same BBQ Ranch Salad topped with onion strings (the best!) in my WordPress media library.
But you wanted to see my dinner from last night, right?
There’s so much truth to all of those pinterest quotes we are always reading…
It’s kind of hard to believe until it happens but we have to trust that everything does happen for a reason even when we don’t understand the reasons.
I love my pinterest quotes board but I don’t know about adding this one…
Not a chance.
Now that I have let you in on something wonderful, it’s time for me to eat and run. Have a great Monday!
If you are a blogger, do you struggle to find balance between being public and keeping some things private?
Best thing you ate over the weekend?
Do you like nuts in your brownies?