Welcome to For Eva After
My name is Nastasia and I live in New Zealand. I am a coffee addict, have a love affair with interior design, an obsession with all things food, a love hate relationship with the gym, I am adamant that coconut oil is the answer to everything and I am completely smitten with my daughter Eva (hence the name, For EVA After). I know, that was a long list but, this last thing is how my blogging business started....
Since I began working I have had numerous jobs and positions which have never satisfied me or my passions in life. Despite that fact, being an independent woman (insert 'all knowing' pout and finger snap here) has always been very important to me. This means I have gone from job to job, searching for the perfect career path but, for the most part, to pay the rent *yawn* and of course have a little fun. I'm sure a lot of you can relate right?
Now to reminisce... ahhhhh *longing heartfelt sigh*. This time last year I was happily single, working full time as a Training Resource Coordinator (actually enjoying it I might add), and had an amazing group of friends. I was living care free and having a great time doing it. Fast forward one year, I have a partner and a beautiful baby girl (oh, and can't forget the fur baby). It is reasonably safe to say that life was turned upside down in a massive and definitely unexpected way. Not what I had envisioned for myself quite yet, eeeek.
So now it comes down to this....
WHO THE HECK AM I?!!
Before I continue ill give you a tid bit of background info, I am an 'Army wife' and my partner is posted to a tiny little town which consists basically of a gas station and a few places to eat. As you can imagine, there is not a lot to do for someone in my position which makes this life change just that tiny bit more challenging.
I am now a stay at home mum. My days generally include house work, cooking, baby talk, dog talk, nappy changes, feedings, naps (not for me), tv, reading and a bunch of other chores bla bla bla, all this in no particular order. Don't get me wrong. I love my little family and I would not change my incredible, gorgeous baby girl for the world. I am very blessed that I can stay home full time to watch her grow. I am proud to be known as mummy.
I am NOT just a mum. (ya feel me?!)
I was determined to find my identity in the big, crazy world of motherhood.
So, I invite you to share my journey about the emotional, mental and literal transition from being a single, independent, full time working woman in her 20's, to being a first time stay at home mum, finding the new me, the struggles (and joys) I am bound to face all thrown in with a few of the things I am passionate about. I know a lot of you will be able to relate (surely I can't be alone?).
I look forward to sharing this ride with you.