My Ongoing Love Affair..and Why My Husband Approves!

Well, did I get your attention?…Thought so. Am I having an affair? Yes…kinda… I am rediscovering who I am.

I have been a daughter, sister, niece, step daughter, friendly to most and a true friend to few.
I have been a wife for almost 21 years. I have been a mom to a daughter for almost 17 years and mom to a son for almost 13 years.
Some where along the way I have forgotten who I am—me—Rachell!
I have worn many different hats over the years. I have done what needed to be done and continue to do so. I would not change a single moment of any of it. I love my life!

In all of this where did I go?

I was Rachell before I was anyone else, before any of the titles that come along with life…

So , where does my affair come in to play? Several weeks ago I discovered Pinterest..yes I know it sounds corny and probably is BUT…when I’m on Pinterest I can shop and pin clothes that I love and rediscover “my style” Ya see, I used to love to shop and I had a great sense of style, but in raising two kids I had forgotten how to shop!! I’m serious…it’s ridiculous huh?
I can pin pictures of places I’ve been and where I want to go. I love taking pictures, now I can share my passion.
My husband and I are self employed and I am on the computer all day but I really enjoy working with my hands..gettin dirty. Now I have a to do list of DIY projects that I want to try…I have rediscovered my creativity… I am absolutely crazy passionate about design now I can create rooms that I want to work on in my own home, we bought a fixer upper, real estate is our business. Now I have planes and am ready for a reno. I am totally enjoying the time I spend on me now!
I am loving this process, I am having fun. I am rediscovering who I am—me—Rachell and I love it!!

I have given so much of myself away over the years that I couldn’t see me any more..sad..huh?
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining I’m sharing because I truly believe this is true for a lot of women. We are caretakers by nature and we give, give and give until we have nothing to give any more. We give our very self,. We give our identity!

So, would I do it over again? …yes, in a heart beat! Like I said I love my life.
Ok, so maybe I would change something…I would change …me… I would not lose focus of who I am as a person, as a woman.

So who am I? I am Rachell Reed – daughter, sister, niece, step daughter, friend, a very proud wife and mom who knows who she is as a person, as a woman. And that, everyone, is worth knowing!!! Be Blessed and much Love, RR

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