Life begins outside of your comfort zone
My very first blog post! This is both exhilarating and frightening. Opening up my life on the world wide web was not a decision I entered into lightly. I’m not one to share details of my life with anyone outside of my closest friends so this really pushes me outside of my comfort zone, but with hands shaking, here I am!
One of my favorite quotes is “Life begins outside of your comfort zone” and it’s time for me to live it, not just read it and admire it from a distance. Mark and I have been together for two years now so I haven’t been in the trenches of Step-Family life long. I decided it would be beneficial to start a platform where all of us newbies can learn together.
I love research. About 6 months into this new life I had embarked on I started googling everything I could about Step-Family life and surprisingly enough there wasn’t an abundance of valuable resources out there. Lots of people offer coaching but with that comes a hefty price tag and for folks out there like me that don’t want to or may not be in the position to afford it, I wanted to create a space where people can come and read about the trials and tribulations from another Bonus Mom learning the ropes along side them.
I think the biggest help when you sign up for this life is to connect with others in the same boat. Step-Parenting is not for the faint of heart and people are very quick to remind you “you knew what you were signing up for when you entered this relationship”. People who say that 9 times out of 10 aren’t even in similar shoes! It’s so easy to point fingers and pass judgement and society does far too much of that. There is nothing helpful in that statement from my experience and others I have spoken to, we had no freaking clue what we were getting ourselves into! If any of that resonates, stick around, lets figure this out together!