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  • Writer's pictureRashida

The Dreaded Intro Post

Why isn’t there an a starter kit for blogs? You put in a synopsis about what you hope your blog will become one day and then out pops 3-5 starter blog posts. Then you could get to the really meaty stuff. The stuff people actually want to read. But here we are, a girl on her phone in a hair salon writing her first post in iPhone Notes. 

2005 me seemed to think this would make a cool picture....

2005 was a pivotal year for me. I was 15. Had been driving my mom everywhere with my driving permit while simultaneously driving her crazy with my insistence on listening Ashlee Simpson on repeat. I was sophomore whom was planning on going to Missouri State. I was captain of the JV cheerleading squad (a speech my mom helped me write). I played the clarinet (terribly I might add). My favorite color was purple. On September 11, 2005, I became a girl in a world without her mom. To say my mom was my best friend is an understatement. 2005 set the course of my life on an entirely different path than I'd planned for myself.

On December 8, 2017, I became a mom in a world without her mom. Again, my life set on an entirely different path. Being a mom is tough in and of itself. But being a mom without a mom can be heartbreaking. 

My hope with this blog is to provide any comfort I can to fellow mamas walking this path. Also, very selfishly I think it will be a good outlet for me. I’ve done a lot of work to get to a place where I’m no longer angry with the path my life as taken. When I think that any other path wouldn’t have led me to my son, Dominic - all the heartbreak was worth it! 

This feels like a super legit first intro post. Let’s hang out again sometime, yeah? I promise this entire blog won’t be’s a celebration. For me, for you, for our fallen mamas. 



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