I have a confession make: I am a Catholic mom wannabe.
So what does this confession have to do with a blog? Well, I was inspired last week. I am not exactly the most technologically savvy person - please forgive me for my ignorance - and I literally just realized that there is an entire genre of blogging that includes Catholic mothers who stay at home and care for their families. Wow. Suddenly my world expanded. There are women online who actually do what I crave to do - stay at home and be a mom. Not just any kind of mom, but a Catholic mom.
Where am I at right now? I am halfway to motherhood. As my blog title indicates, I am married to a graduate student. My husband Ryan is plowing through his second year of five in a Ph.D. track at the University of Notre Dame. We want to start a family soon, but have yet to be blessed with children. I spend most of my time at a job on campus and waiting to be delivered from the workforce.
I have another confession to make: My life is lacking satisfaction. I've begun to realize that I need more substance in my life than logging 40 hours a week for a paycheck and coming home to snuggle up with Netflix in the evenings. This brings me back to my inspiration - Catholic mother blogs. A friend recently sent me a link to "Et tu?" and I can't stop reading this blog. Here is a woman living the life I want to start and inspiring me to delve deeper into my Catholic faith. I am totally hooked and I would like to join in on the discussion. I have a feeling it will be more edifying to hang out on blogspot.com than people.com (a pastime that has frequently quenched my boredom at work).
So, here I am. If anyone chooses to read my blog, I will be thrilled. If I am writing into the abyss, that's ok too.