It's been a while since I wrote on here. I need to do a better job of writing more often, however, I have also been very busy. Busy with school, busy with Frankie, busy with trying to make myself a better person, but mostly school. I just finished my summer quarter which was very intense and short. So many readings, papers, discussion posts due every single week with the expectation to get all your learning and assignments done in 6 short weeks. It was a ride. I turned in my final paper yesterday and it felt like the world was lifted off my shoulders. I can't complain much though because this is grad school and I knew to expect a very heavy work load. The silver lining in all of this is that I will be graduating June 1st, 2018! 9 short months and I will become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I can't believe it! My dream career is literally 9 months away. 3,4,5 years ago I would have never envisioned myself 9 months away from graduating with my masters with a 9 month old baby. I had dreams and goals but they all tended to be vague and generalized. One thing I can say for sure though is that my reality right now is better than the dreams I had. That is something I am SO thankful for.
Motherhood is better now. My dark days are over with just some down days here and there. It's been amazing seeing Frankie grow and develop so many new skills right before our eyes. She is just so incredibly smart and adorable. We got very lucky with her. She barely cries, sleeps through the night, and is as bubbly as can be. She goes to daycare full-time and enjoys it very much. She is a people magnet and is super friendly to everyone. I think she got that extrovert personality from me. She's a super fast crawler, and she's starting to walk while holding on to things. We have a feeling she might take her first independent steps on our family vacation. To keep things short and sweet, FRANKIE IS FUCKING AMAZING!
I will try my best to keep up with the blog but I cannot promise anything. I am sure you understand. :)