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It’s been a while…

I was surfing around earlier and I came across my blog… this blog mainly and a few others I have on other topics ( like Prader Willi Syndrome) and I noticed that it had been 2 years since my last blog post.

2 whole years!

I could hardly believe it.

Where have I been for two years?

Actually it has been a super busy time! Two years ago I was pregnant with my second child. That was a lot of fun… yah no – I actually hate being pregnant. Pregnancy for me is 9 months of sciatic pain, feeling like garbage and wishing it was all over. Luckily – the end came and on January 31st 2016 we welcomed our son Emrys into the world.

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This is Emrys at 18 months! Can you believe how handsome he is? Seriously I just love him to bits!

My daughter Finished up preschool that year and went into kindergarten with an aide – and while the year had ups and downs, she made such amazing progress and I am super proud of her. She is about to enter into Grade one in a few weeks… I am super nervous and EXCITED for full day schooling! HAHA!.

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This is a recent photo of my daughter Emelyn. She has her backpack and lunch kit and is heading to summer camp… preparing her for Grade 1. That lunch kit is about the same size as her…

Since January this year, I have taken up running…. and by that I mean… I have taken up paying to enter into 5km races and going out to do that about once a month. I don’t know if I like it or not…. I like when I get to the finish line… and I like that I usually sign up for a race that gives you a medal… I do it for the bling! lol.

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Emelyn and I at our last race in July 2017

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Emelyn’s First 1KM Race! I was so proud of her!

I have also been “working out” at the YMCA for almost a year…. you would think I would be in better shape… They have free child care – so my son gets dropped off in the mornings for 2 hours and I head upstairs… sometimes I do stuff… sometimes I just plant my butt onto a bike and I watch Netflix in peace for 2 hours… I think I use it mostly for some mental health time. Which is super important! πŸ™‚

I also got married this year. Nothing has changed since being married… but I guess if you are together with your partner for 11 years, have a mortgage and two children already – we basically had life all set up before hand anyhow. Let me tell you though, planning a wedding is a lot of work. Β Worth it though – It was a super fun day… even though I had some unexpected bumps in the road that day. As fun as it was – I am glad that I am only getting married this once! You hear that Darcy?! You are stuck with me for ever and ever and ever πŸ™‚

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My cake and cupcakes! I love them so much!

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My beautiful dress ❀

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Tacos! For our wedding we had a Taco Bar…. Best idea ever! Yum!

So… Basically that’s what I have been up to for the last two years… If I have any followers that still read my blog – let me know what you’ve been up to for the last while πŸ™‚

Mira

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17/20 December Blog Challenge: My Dream Job.

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If I could be anything… What would I be?

I have spent so much time thinking about this topic. The big question in life… What do you want to be when you grow up? I keep asking myself this… But the fact is, I am grown up and I still might not have any more of an idea of what I would like to do with my life than I did 12 years ago when I graduated high school.

I wonder sometimes if I am wasting my life… I wonder sometimes how others figured out their dreams. I wonder sometimes why I cannot figure out what it is that I want.

There are so many things that seem so appealing. There are so many things out there that I feel I would never be able to do.

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to be an Astronaut. To travel into space and fulfill my fantasies of being in some other time and place. I watched a lot of Star Trek and other sci-fi growing up. Actually I still do πŸ˜‰ But, the requirements for such a career are much too involved for me.

In my adult life I have dreamed of having a bakery. I LOVE baking. I could do it all day everyday. I don’t know if I have the skills… but I would have a great time practicing till I was amazing. This dream I feel is my guilty dream. I feel like it might be inappropriate for me to follow through on this dream because of my daughter.Β  Some of you probably know, but for those of you that dont know… My daughter has a rare condition called Prader Willi Syndrome. This is a genetic disorder that effects her metabolism and her ability to feel full from eating. My daughter will always be on a heavily calorie restricted diet, she will never be able to really indulge in sweets and treats… her diet must, for her health and safety be nutritious and healthy. How could I, in good conscience, have a bakery that sells essentially all the things I wouldn’t want my child to consume. I feel that would make me a hypocrite.

So where does that leave me? Still wondering what my role is in the world … where do I fit in?

At the moment, I am happy being a stay at home mom… it is indeed a full-time job!

Perhaps in the future I can revisit the bakery idea, or I have even recently started thinking about the fitness avenue of careers.

My dream job would have to be something that allows me to still be a good mom. I wouldn’t want a career that took me too much away from my family life… With my daughters needs, It’s very important in our family for her to be our main concern. Who knows what the future will bring… I guess I just have to wait and see and keep on dreaming.

What is your dream job? Are you doing it?

Mira