Hi, I’m Meredith. I am the one cleaning up the daily mess (and sometimes making it!). I’m a reader, a teacher, and a dreamer; a momma, a wife, a sister and a daughter; a follower of Jesus, and a newcomer to the blogging world. I love meeting new people, and relish time spent with a group of old friends. In my day-to-day however, I’m more than content to be in my own home surrounded by my little ones and my husband. I love my friends and family with a fierce protectiveness that I’m learning to reconcile with a faith that tells me to give grace- especially to difficult people.
I believe that there is magic in the every day and that escape into fantastic worlds is healthy. Losing your boundaries is not.
I’m a person who loves to learn, but who doesn’t always follow through with applying that knowledge! For example, that whole no screens at least a half hour before bed? Well researched. Scientific and personal research confirmed. When and where am I writing this? In my bed burning the midnight oil. Whoops.
I like surprising people by showing them a side of myself they didn’t expect. I’ve been skydiving with a group of 30 friends, and I am terrified of small spaces; I can’t even watch other people go into them! I envy those who are well-traveled adventurers, but also know that my story- though unadventurous to me- is exotic to others. I typically view myself as a novice and others as the expert- no matter the subject. I forget that I’m 33, and often refer to young 20 somethings as “you know, our age”. I’m terrible about keeping in touch with people, and absolutely adore the friends who understand and like me anyway. You know the ones-the friends that can pick up without a break in step and love me with all my quirks.
I secretly pick people online that I want to be friends with, similar to the way you would decide which TV character you’d most like to hang out with (for me, Kelli Kapowski and D.J.Tanner were the ish.) I judge people who confuse the use of the homophones their, they’re, and there. I wish I lived around the corner from a coffee shop so I could meet friends for coffee. I wish I could get myself to sit still long enough to enjoy a hot cup of coffee with a friend. I need to let go of perfect in favor of good enough so that I don’t miss out completely, and I constantly have to remind myself of my own mantras, of “be where you are” and “own it”. I am a converted Disney World lover and Walt Disney admirer. I am a sucker for well written words… and the ability they have to empower those who read them. Especially if they’re in the right font. Now that you know a little more about me, please come in and stay awhile. I can’t wait to meet you.
Thanks for stopping by! Let’s make it a real conversation. I would love to hear from you with your stories, comments, and questions. Send any such notes to meredith.messofhappiness @ gmail . com and I will read as I lean over my own sticky counter top, baby on hip. My response may be a little delayed (see note about baby and counter), but I promise it will come. Happy reading!