My Insane Search for Sanity

Yes, I am pinterested.


Wow…when something catches on, it REALLY catches on! That’s the case with me it seems. Pinterest.com has become almost an obsession with me since I have been staying at home with the family. Every night it is a different recipe (I mean, seriously…it’s not like I haven’t had a library of cookbooks in my house for the last 15 years but NOW I am trying new recipes??) I also feel like I could craft ANYTHING despite the fact that I can barely sew on a button. Pinterest gives me that kind of confidence. The confidence to crochet flowers, re-decorate my house to be “shabby chic,” and travel to far away lands to visit castles I have never seen before. I have found it is kind of hard to describe to people what the website is all about so I just end up saying “Just give me your address, I’ll send you an invite!” What I appreciate about Pinterest at this point in my life, is that I really wanted to grasp onto my newfound domesticatedness (I think I just made a new word.) I finally am able to be at home with  my family after working so much over the last 7 years and I really wanted to get it right, you know? I don’t know how long this will last so I want to get (and give) the most out of it.  I want to put as much thought and effort into my new “job” at home as I did at my old job. I want to be a success in my family’s eyes like I was in the eyes of my listening audience. There were so many mornings and nights that my kids were on their own, that I want to try to give them something to remember besides that there mom was a workaholic. I am also a brand new wife. I was so young when I was married (and divorced) before and I just did it WRONG. I want to get it right now…really, really right. I want my husband to be as proud of me for the things I do at home as he was for what I was doing on the air. Basically, I have figured out that I am putting an unbelievable amount of pressure on myself and if I can get a little help from a cool website…then hey, why not? I like being inspired and sharing inspiration….Pinterest allows me to do both! When it comes down to it, I would much rather be online learning to make homemade laundry soap then getting poked by people I don’t really know or reading about how Susie from second grade just finished a ham sandwich. There will always be a special place in my heart for Facebook (where else will I get my news?)…but for the time being, Pinterest has my interest. Happy Pinning!

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