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Who am I again?

Who am I again?

Who am I again?

This is not a new concept.  Being lost in the throws of parenthood is something that most people raising new humans contend with. I feel that for me it’s fairly monumental. By that I mean, that I feel very far from the self I knew the last time I really felt like I knew myself.  Whoever I am, I am challenging myself to check in, to move forward by knowing myself better, even if the process is very gradual and a little uncomfortable. 

I’m not going to be hard on myself, I have been doing that for years and it has proven not just fruitless, but to wither the tree as well.  This time the approach is different.  It’s positive, it’s encouraging, it’s also realistic.  In this approach the goals are small and simple.  The first is to, feel good about yourself in some way each day.  It can be the smallest accomplishment or the greatest, whatever it is it has to make me feel good and I have to acknowledge that feeling.  A lot of this is about taking the time to acknowledge the good.  It’s easy to feel the bad, the failure, the pressure, the anxiety (at least for me).  To get bogged down there.  But it’s been one year next week since I had my last (last) baby, and it’s time to start thinking about what world I want to live in and who I want to be in that world, again.  

Try it with me. Acknowledge the good in yourself, start today!

1 Year

1 Year

Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes

Oven Dried Cherry Tomatoes