Hey there, blogger world.
My name is Angeline. Writing has always been a favorite pastime for me, but unfortunately something I do not do as much as I’d like anymore.
Let me introduce myself and give a little bit of a back story to why I decided to start this blog.
I’m 27 years old, and currently 38 weeks pregnant with my first child. My current story was an unexpected one. Let’s rewind to one year ago…
One year ago, I was in an unhealthy relationship. A dishonest one, with someone you might use the term “f**kboy” for. He was, admittedly a bit of a rebound after I got out of an 8 year relationship. Hey, we don’t always make the smartest choices, right?
October 2015 – having realized my bad choice of partner with the “f**kboy”, I was newly single, I decided to play around on the popular app “Tinder” (ick. I know.) to pass time. My second day on the app, I started talking to a guy (who was 3 years younger than I was) who sparked an interest for me. The conversation was unique and fun. It came naturally and it was easy. Comfortable.
So I stopped talking to anyone else and decided to see where this new connection led. We talked for 2 weeks through text and then decided to meet for coffee. And still, there was that connection. Which was great, because I was so over wasting time on people who didn’t deserve my time and attention.
January 2016 – a week into the new year was when our story really took a turn. Surprise! I was 2 months pregnant! Not exactly what you expect to happen SO early into a relationship.
Let’s not forget, dating in this day and age is HARD. This current generation fears commitment. Fears defining the boundaries of relationships. Fears getting tied down with titles of “what we are”… And that’s exactly the obstacle we encountered.
With the news of this little surprise, we were forced to have those hard conversations. Define what we were, decide where we might see this going, and really figure out what we wanted to do next.
We decided to stick together. Talk about instant family, am I right?! We recognized that we had a real connection, and would probably stay together longer term even without a baby on the way, so we knew we could prepare for this baby together. Over the last several months we definitely saw some ups and downs. It’s been hard. We became an instant family while still getting to know each other as individuals. And while I had been in serious relationships before, he hadn’t. Scary, I know.
Fast forward to today…
We live together. We’ve overcome a lot of struggles together. But right now, we are happy. He’s become a great support system for me. We almost feel prepared for this little bundle of joy to arrive. And I know that we are going to rock being parents, and learn what to do together.
So there’s an outline of my story. I hope to use this blog to write about my adventures (and misadventures!). To connect with other parents who are going through similar experiences. And to hopefully help me through the ups and downs that I know come along with being a new parent.
I really do believe that life has a way of giving you exactly what you need, even if you don’t know what that is. And with our story, that’s exactly what happened. ❤️