My Five Minutes

I went to a great workshop a couple of years ago where the presenter said, “If you don’t tell people who you are and what you’re about in the first five minutes of them meeting you, they’ll make up a story about you and who you are anyway.” So to save you five minutes of imaginative thinking, this is me.

Hello, my name is Corinne.

My life’s journey has been one of ups and downs, highs and lows, calmness and chaos, extravagance and simplicity, kale and waffles (what?), and excitement to boot! I have led, and continue to lead, an amazingly crazy and wonderful life that just got a little more crazy and wonderful with the birth of my heart and soul, Narra.

Eric (my husband of almost 5 years, partner of 9 years) and I had carefully planned and orchestrated Narra’s arrival into our lives. We are PLANNERS! With both of us working in special education and the school system, we were READY and game to become parents ourselves. 3am feeds? No problem! Being knee-deep in snot, barf and other human excrement? Nothing we can’t handle! The inevitable tantrums that come with having a child? We’re teachers!! We’ve been living, eating and breathing tantrums, how to work through them, and most importantly, how to prevent them. WE’VE GOT THIS!!

Nothing could stop us from being the BEST parents ever. Not lack of sleep (or so we thought), poop, screaming, or crying. Nothing, that is, until the stork dropped off postpartum depression, anxiety and intrusive thoughts together with our beautiful baby girl, Narra.

Boy were we in for a ROUGH ride. A ride, that I am happy and proud to say has proven to be one of the best, most rewarding experiences of my life. This ride, which on some days, still does have its rough patches, has led me to a renewed commitment to my health and wellness, as well as the opportunity to motivate, inspire and support others.

That was five minutes of ME. Welcome to my blog and prepare to be INSPIRED. 😊

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