Who I am.

Hi there, to my non existant readers! I thought I should take the time to introduce myself. First up- my blog covers my life. A lot of it is about really owning my faith, growing as a person, trials and tribulations as a university student, the joyous journey of parenthood (and the not so joyous bits). You know, just everyday stuff that anyone could be dealing with anywhere in the world.

I’m going to refer to myself as R. My daughter is A, but I’m going to call her Princess. I have another blog under another name (in case you stumble upon it and draw upon any similarities,) but I feel like I should start a new one to focus on other things. I’m keeping our names private because I don’t want people to be able to identify my daughter. So, that means no photos containing faces. I’m sure you understand.

I’m going to give you two options. You can read the quick plot summary immediately below, or you can read a much more detailed version below if you’ve got the time (and the interest!).

The brief version:

I’m R. 19 year old full time uni student. Mother to a beautiful 1 year old daughter. Grew up in a Christian home, decided God wasn’t for me, then decided he was again recently. Trying to chart my journey as I grow as a Christian, as a mother, as an individual. My stories, how I juggle it all. My ups, my downs, funny parenting stories, the lot.

The longer version:

I’m R. I’m a 19 year old single mother to a 1 year old little girl who beautiful, exuberant, cheeky, amazing. Princess loves cuddles, pulling power cords out, rummaging through drawers, puppy dogs, singing, hiding my portable wi-fi. Watermelon is her favourite food. I call her Princess for two reasons; the first being that she is a daughter of the king (God); amazing, beautiful, treasured, the second being because she is my little princess.

Me? I like cups of tea, the beach, drinking all the milk, snuggles with Princess, hanging out with my dear family and friends, watching tv series like Bones, One Tree Hill, Bondi Rescue, Grey’s Anatomy. I own about 20 billion books which I enjoy reading, when I’m not changing nappies, having my eyes poked, being sat on, etc. I do enjoy a spot of anime as well. I have an odd sense of humour which you’ll find as you read. I love to travel and experience new cultures.

I’m qualified as a CNA/AIN (depending on which part of the world you’re in) and a childcare educator. On the side, I’m very slowly learning how to do nails* and 2014 I start my Bachelor of Nursing. Yayay!

I’m a Christian but I’m very new to it. I’m going to do a more detailed most on that soon. I’m still learning, with the support of some amazing people.

I’ve also made a choice not to date anyone for a while. After coming out of a particularly hard, long, not very nice in spots relationship, I need to heal, and I’ve decided I need to learn to love myself and focus on the three most important things in my life right now: my daughter, God, and my university degree. 

Hmm, what else? Uh, I like to run. I also like to eat cheese (particularly camembert) and Doritos. Rockmelon’s pretty great as well.

So, now you know all about me! Yay! It was lovely to meet you. You’ll have to excuse any spelling or grammatical errors. It’s almost midnight and Princess has been up every half an hour tonight, yay teething!

*Nails. I think know I what know what *you’re* thinking- ‘You’re studying nails?! Seriously, why? What’s so hard about nails?’ Firstly, I just like having pretty nails. Being a nail technician is a valid career. It’s not what I want to do with my life, but it doesn’t deserve all the slack it gets! I love the creativity involved in a constructing a great design. Secondly, if ‘doing nails is so easy’, can you tell me what a ‘reverse sculpting’ is? Without google?! Nup? Riiiiight, point made. 😉