After completing a semester of grad school, and now having the opportunity to be home with Miranda full-time, I feel like I am starting to find my way in this foreign land called Motherhood. I've only barely scratched the surface of figuring things out, but one thing I have finally let go is what "they" think. Whether I choose to keep pursuing a Master's Degree, have a career, or continue as a stay-at-home mother, I will always be successful in my own way because I love my family. The happiness and success I have with my family will always be my biggest triumph.
For now, I am enjoying being at home with Miranda. Well, actually, we try to get out of the house as much as possible (for the sake of both of our sanity). We go to libraries, museums, the NCSU campus, walks around the neighborhood, and whatever else seems fun for us to do. Although I am enjoying a break from school, I was a little bummed that I wasn't learning anything new from being in a class...until I had the epiphany that I can learn anything I want right now. So, I checked out some books on interior design and am learning how to spruce up our home. Maybe i'll start playing the guitar and writing songs again. So many fun things to learn and do. I'm glad I can have my daughter with me while I do it.
|At the Natural Science Museum in Raleigh.|
|Aunt Bronte came to visit us!|
|A butterfly landed on Miranda's foot in the butterfly exhibit.|
|On a nature hike at Raven Rock State Park.|
|Miranda trying to grab the camera on our hike.|
|Lorin, Bronte, and Miranda on the hike.|
|Miranda as dinosaur bait.|
|Pirate Miranda at the North Carolina Museum of History.|
|Miranda likes pearls more than museums.|