Welcome to my Wonderland

The idea of Wonderland is a place to escape to while finding yourself.  This is my personal wonderland.

I am a mom, wife, and a teacher.  I throw myself into work and taking care of my family, that I often find that I am not making any time for myself.  I began writing in a journal most every day and realized that it was a great way to take a few minutes to myself and to help alleviate my stress levels.  I decided that it was time to promote my writings from paper to digital.

This is my blog.  My name is Kendra and I have two wonderful sons and am married to an amazing guy who has been in our lives since my oldest was  9 months old. Recently I have begun making a lifestyle change to get healthy.  I love cooking healthy meals for my family and just being a mom!

I want to take this time to give you an insight into why I started this blog.

As a child, I fell in love with the story of Alice in Wonderland.  The whimsical aspect of the story captured my imagination and it helped developed a foundation for my life.  I know it may sound weird, but the truth of the matter is that I view the story as a message that although you don’t know what is coming, and at times it may feel bleak, but if you keep going, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and there is always hope for what is to come.  Wonderland was a place where you learned lessons and coped with life.

I am a mom, wife, and a teacher.  My life is full of ups and downs.  Recently, the downs were making me feel as though I was drowning.  Every time I felt as though I was near the surface, something would grab my leg and pull me back down.  I would find myself crying just to express some form of emotion.  I came to a point where I could no longer put my family through that.  

At one point, I began carrying a notebook around that when I felt near the edge, I would write.  Most days, there was no organization to my writing.  I would go from writing lyrics to notes about my work, or maybe just jotting down random thoughts.  I began enjoying my writing and decided that it was time to take it up a notch.

Recently I have begun a new lifestyle trying to be healthy and loose weight. I say lifestyle because this not a “reach your goal and quit” type of deal.  These will be changes that will last my lifetime.  I want to set healthy examples for my boys and I want to be around to see them grow up.  

I have no reservations about this blog.  I have no idea if it is going to be read or looked at.  I don’t know what kind of reaction that it is going to have, but it doesn’t matter.  This blog is my personal “Wonderland”.  It is a place that I can go to express my thoughts and projects.  It is just a small way that I can escape from my reality for just small moments at a time.

I hope that you enjoy wondering through my wonderland!

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