Good morning all! I promised you guys that I would give you a much needed appropriate “introduction/about me/more personal information you may or may not want to know” post this morning. So. If you think you know enough, you can skip this, if you want to know more, please read ahead.
I am from Abbeville, Alabama…the first city and state in the United States. Alphabetically that is. My parents are still married (25 years in September) and I have sister who is 4 1/2 years younger than me. Graduated from a small private school in 2005, went to college on numerous academic scholarships and ROYALLY screwed up. LOL for lack of a better description.
Moved back home with my parents in March 2006. My life from March of 2006 until I met my husband in August of 2007 was a blur of class, work at a local restaurant and dating all the wrong the guys. Period. End of that chapter of my life.
August 2007 brought on a good job at a local hospital in the CCU where I met my beloved husband. We started “talking” (isn’t that what how they term it these days?) in September, went on our first date in November, decided in December we wanted to get married, got engaged February 23, Married April 19, Found out I was pregnant May 9, moved to St. Petersburg June 16, and our son-Noah-was born October 27. Our life has been a whirlwind of the good and the bad. The ups and the downs. But it’s our life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Ok. Now that you have sort of an idea of where I come from, I can now tell you who I am and what I’m about.
I’m a passionate reader and writer. Blogging is my release and my passion point. I. Love. To. Write. Ideally, if I had my way, I would spend my entire day writing (which, honestly I plan to pursue when my son gets old enough to go to school.) and spend my nights with my family. I love my family. My husband and I have a truly God-given relationship and we are still learning together what it is that God wants for us. We both feel like we have something special and we are waiting to see how God intends to use us. We butt heads. Pretty often. But, we never stay frustrated. We walk away for a few minutes and then sooner rather than later one of us comes back to apologize, we kiss, hug, makeup and move on.
I am trying to get our lives organized. I’m a bit overwhelmed to be honest. There are so many things that I want to do, but as of now, we don’t have the funding. I am addicted to my day-planner. I get it out, if for no other reason, just to look through it. It gives me a sense of grip on life. I am trying to become a more productive person. Being a full-time stay at home mom has drained me of a lot of ambition and drive. I’m bored. Out of my mind. I don’t regret being at home with Noah. I have gotten to watch him grow and develope like no one else has over the past 9 months. But seriously. Anywho. More posting on that to come.
And Noah. My adorable, goofy, toothy child. He is 9 months old and WIDE OPEN. He doesn’t slow down. From the time he wakes up (by 7:30) until the time I make him get in bed (no later than 8:30). He isn’t walking. Yet. But it’s not going to be long. Standing up and pulling up on everything he can get his tiny little hands on. Crawling at full speed all over the house. Dragging either a bottle of Apple Juice or a handful of Cheerio’s (or Apple Jacks) along side of him. He’s a mess. The cutest child ever, and an absolute mess. He is finally, finally sleeping all night long. It only took 8 1/2 months to get him there.
I am a simple person. Really. Easy going and simple. I like things clean. I like things organized. I like things in place, where I want them. I border on OCD though I have never officially been tested. LOL. I love literature. Jane Austen. Hemingway. Frost. And the more modern of novels. Love Nicholas Sparks. Addicted to “Twilight” and a “Harry Potter” guru. Love Movies. Romantic Comedies. Drama. Comic Book Movies (Superman, Batman, Transformers, Spiderman…yea. I’m a geek.) and Horror. LOVE Horror movies. The husband and I are already planning our big Date Night for the opening of Rob Zombies “Halloween II.”
I love God. I fail everyday. I fall hard on my face. Everyday. I get up. I am striving to become more of the Proverbs 31 and Titus 2 wife and mother. I have a long way to go. I am still debating what to do with my life. I have until January to figure it out. I have too many passions in life. I already said I love literature and writing. I could major in English. I love Psychology. I could do that. I love the idea of being a teacher and making a difference in the lives of young people. I could be an English Teacher. I love being in the hospital. (Not as in me being sick. I like working in the hospital.) I could be a Nurse…well a Practicioner. I would never stop at just being a nurse. Or I could take a few odd and end classes in things that I enjoy, write novels and be a mommy…Only God knows. Only time will tell.
Ok. I think that’s enough. Maybe you all have a better idea of who I am. What I want from life. How I think. Hope so. 🙂
Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.