This blog is for all the moms, wives, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, and friends that are determined to make their home, their yard, their kitchen, their life, and their community a better place to live in. For all those that, regardless of how much life, love, the world, or other people have tried to break them, have remained unbreakable!!
Although I only mentioned women, some topics I write about could apply to anyone.
I’m a forty-something divorced mom of two adult children, a daughter, 23 and a son, 18. I’m also a woman that lives alone, that doesn’t have a lot of money, that tries really hard to get by, and loves to DIY (and most of the time, has to), which also describes women of any age. There are so many people in one or all of my situations so I like to write about things that are relevant to us.
I have a boyfriend that every single broken road I’ve traveled in my life has led me to, and he is the love of my life…another thing a lot of other women can say. We have been together for many years, but we don’t spend every day together. We spend time together about three times a week, occasionally more and sometimes less, a lot of times less, so it still feels new almost all of the time. I strongly believe it’s the reason it works with us. I still, after all these years, get butterflies when he’s coming over. When we go to dinner, it’s a big deal, it’s not “old hat”, it’s not routine. I love that! With all that being said, I like to write about things that can possibly improve all of our relationships…whether they’re new relationships or not.
As I mentioned, I am a mom. I haven’t been a perfect mom. I was negative and unhappy for many years and I believe with my whole heart that overall happiness plays a huge role in how you do everything in your life…especially how you parent. It was hard. Hard to be a positive role model to my kids. Hard to do the right things at the right time…sometimes hard to do anything at any time. Things are different for me now…way different, and have been for a few years now, but sometimes I feel like it’s too little too late. My kids are grown…well, grown in terms of their ages, that is. I wish I could go back…sometimes. I actually just wish I would have left my marriage long before I did. I love my kids and they love me, and if you asked them, they would say I was a good mom. But I did make mistakes, and I wish I hadn’t. As I look back now, I can see exactly what I did wrong, and if it were now, I’d know exactly what I’d do instead. I’d like to write about some of that, too. I have ideas about parenting that I wish I’d had then. I made a lot of mistakes and I would love love love to help other moms (and dads) learn from my mistakes.
When it comes to my blog, Unbreakable Amy, I don’t want to sugarcoat anything, I don’t want to pretend I’ve never made mistakes, I don’t want to imply that every project I work on goes exactly as planned (it does not!), and I don’t want to come across as someone I am not. I am human, I make mistakes, I’ve made bad choices in my life, I wasn’t a perfect mom, I have a problem with procrastination, my time management skills are a little on the sucky side, and sometimes I have so many ideas that I can’t decide what to do and end up doing nothing at all. I say kinda, wanna and gonna and I don’t always pronounce the g at the end of an –ing word, and I’ll probably end up writing like that sometimes. I’m about 25 pounds overweight, I don’t always eat the healthiest foods, and I try to go to the gym every morning, but I haven’t been in a week. I want everyone to feel comfortable sharing their struggles with me, be honest with me, and know that I am always here to listen, and never to judge.