I often struggle with talking about myself. I’m actually really good at deflecting and talking about anything else. But, alas, this is my space in the interwebs to open my heart and invite other people in. So here we go.
I’m not sure what I would do without the ability to laugh and make other people smile. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that it’s GOOD to laugh, even when life is upside down. And that laughter and joy does wonders for healing. I’m a spunky 30-something mother who thrives in creative spaces where I can be silly and spunky. I love getting to know new people, as they are my lifelong teachers. I’m witty and sassy, and can be sensitive. I’ve gotten too comfortable being a hermit, yet social environments make me nervous. Music is my therapy just like dancing, reading, nature and spending time with my kids. I very much want to live fully and have a zillion interests like kickboxing, traveling, gardening, photography, cooking, teen mother support and advocacy, destigmatizing mental health, design, creative writing and (new in 2018) collecting tea!
Hi, I’m Alex 🙂
My life is jam-packed with experiences that have molded me into the empowered woman I am today. Boston is my home and this blog is my release: my place to reflect, heal. My two children are my lifelines, my heartbeats, and the rays of sunshine that have guided me on my journey of self-discovery. This blog is for you, for me, and for them. Each post I write comes from a place of vulnerability and lets you into my adventurous world.
Who I am and what I hope to achieve is deeply rooted in my past. Strength is what truly defines me. I was raised in a home where love ceased to exist and pain abounded. Heart-wrenching pain. At the age of 19 I gave birth to my daughter and spent several years after that navigating life as a single mother. My daughter, Solana, opened my eyes to the fact that I needed to discover self-love so that I could be the mother she needed. Life as a single mother was full of challenges and I often felt I was drowning. Despite the odds stacked against me, I did everything I could to create the best life I could for her. I went back to college, obtained a Bachelor’s Degree and somehow managed to balance being a student and single mother with a full-time career. Through her, I have been able to find my purpose in the mess of life. My baby boy, Hunter, became the newest addition to our family in February 2017. Everything I do is for them.
It took my years to open my eyes to the world and what a treasure it is. Follow me on a journey of empowerment, showing the real side of parenting, inspiration, reviews travel ideas and more. For the first time in I don’t know how long, I am fully present and living.
And what I want most is to make all aspects of motherhood visible.