You can check out my YouTube video regarding this post here: https://youtu.be/cFHZxEsgDeE
Hi everyone...I thought I would tell you more about myself in this post and the reasons why I started this blog.
When I tell people my age, I do get people who are genuinely shocked to hear that I'm 47 years old. The first thing they ask is what products do I use to keep my skin looking so young. I figured why not write a blog and do videos on YouTube so I can share my tips and tricks for other women. People can either try them and love the ideas or they can just ignore me. :) I mean not all skin is the same, so some of the products that work amazingly for me, may not work so well for someone else. Anyway, that was one of the reasons why I started this, but let's go back to the beginning.
I grew up in a very small town in Litchfield, OH. I loved growing up there and establishing really great friendships. It's farm country there. So, I'm not lying to you when I tell you that we had something called tractor day. Anyone who owned a tractor (I was not one of those people) could drive their tractor to school. Also, our school was in the middle of a corn field. Now, that was about 30 plus years ago and I'm not sure if they still have tractor day or if the corn field is still there. While in high school, I dated a guy who would later become my college sweetheart. We were together for 9 years. 5 of those years we were engaged. I was just too young to be so serious with someone. It was inevitable that it would end. I felt like I was missing out on something. However, instead of trying to get to know myself and be single for a while, I ended up getting into another very serious relationship that lasted 2 years. After that ended, I found myself single at 30 years old and living in NYC by 32 years old. I had a lot of fun going out to clubs and just being single. The problem was I was having a little too much fun and the next thing I knew, I woke up and I was still single at 35 years old. I was going for the young and cute guy that had zero interest in settling down.
After my sister, Wendee had her first baby, I went to visit her to help out. I ended up falling so in love with my nephew that my maternal instinct started to rear it's head. I decided then and there that I had to really get serious about finding a life partner to start a family with. Well, that took longer than I expected. I went on a lot of blind dates and dated a few guys for a few months at a time, but ultimately I wasn't connecting to anyone. Either I wanted them and they weren't ready or they wanted me and I wasn't that interested. Finally, at the ripe old age of 38, I reluctantly went on a blind date that my boss at the time set me up with. He was his friend from high school. I figured I'd be nice and meet him but fully expected to be home in an hour. Much to my surprise, I ended up liking him a lot. Instead of 1 drink, we stayed for dinner and it turned into a 6 hour date. I'm happy to say he's my husband now. The problem was he didn't propose to me until 2.5 years went by. I was ready to leave him and have a baby on my own, but thankfully he came to his senses and we were engaged when I just turned 41. It was a battle to get pregnant, but after 1.5 years we finally got pregnant and I gave birth to my beautiful boy when I was 43 years old. We had done 9 IUI's and 2 IVF cycles and it was emotional to say the least. Then we wanted Tristan to have a sibling so we tried for baby number 2. That took 4 years and a whole lot of IVF and a whole lot of money and tears. But here I am at the age of 47 with my 3 amazing boys. My husband, Ken and my 2 kids Tristan and Kaidyn. My heart is full but let me tell you, it was a long hard journey to get here. I'm an open book, so if anyone has any questions. I'm happy to answer anything. I will be doing a post on my IVF journey in more detail, so please stay tuned. Thank you for spending time on my blog and getting to know me.