Monthly Archives: May 2014

Starting today

I am a single parent. The purpose of this blog is to help people enjoy parenting alone. I used to think I needed a partner to have a “complete” family. But after several relationships, where I tried too hard to make things work, I decided to find my own happiness, prioritize my child’s well-being over dating, and pursue a life’s work that was challenging and meaningful. 

I moved to a new community and entered law school. Leaving a stable job to do so, I questioned whether the move was foolish and if I was chasing an unrealistic goal. But now I see that God was guiding me to a better place, for both me and my child. God knows what we need. If we’re seeking his will, he’ll tug us back sometimes; at other times, he’ll whisper for us to go for it. I took a while to work through my fears and doubts.

I’m gearing up for my second year in law school. I’m not going to give you tips on how to do well. Frankly, I wouldn’t know what to tell you. This blog is about compromises–the costs and blessings of being okay with “adequate” in many things so I can be the kind of parent that my kid needs and the kind of person I want to be.