You Only Live Once, This Is How I'm Doing It!


I feel so much pressure sometimes…

To be a good wife

To keep my house clean

To train my dog well

To smile all the time

To be happy



To know all the answers

To be good at my job

To be interesting

To be funny



To be a good blogger

To have something to say that someone will want to read

To make people think

And feel

And laugh

Or cry

But sometimes there are nights when I feel so inadequate

I don’t have the words

I have no funny stories

No good advice

No ridiculous misadventures

There’s just me

Not knowing what to say

Wishing to make magic happen with my words

And all that comes out is rambling

And I’m left feeling like I’ve failed


I’m just who I am

My days are what they are

Interesting or not, this is my life

This is where I write about it

It may not be spectacular

But it’s 100% me



Date night at Wrigley


Wordless Wednesdays: Not really our bed


  1. You know Abigail, i have been meaning to tell you for a while and this just seems the perfect occasion, that i think you have become a very beautiful adult. You have seriously grown every year since we met you, and you were a fun 18 yr old already to start with.
    I think all of us know what life is about and while most days have at least something 'good' in them, some are seriously boring or simply disastrous.
    I love you and so does the rest of your Dutch family!

  2. I can definitely to relate to what you wrote about pressure! Especially about keeping the house clean (blech). For what it's worth, as a reader, I like blogs that are honest and real. So really if you write about whatever is on your mind, you can't go wrong. 🙂 Blogging can be a really great creative outlet… if you protect that aspect of it. Looking forward to reading more!

  3. I love you! Seriously, I do.

    You are honest and all of your fears are shared with me. I feel the same way. I've been up, I've been down, I've been single, and dating, and married, and fat, and unemployed, and crying, and. . . me. That's all we are. Made up of craziness, emotions, and the awesome times.

    Know that you are normal and that you are NOT alone!


    • Normal? Hahahaha. Probably not.

      I love you for thinking that though. We'll be our versions of normal together.

      Being together in this makes it so much easier.


  4. wifeychronicles

    I think a lot of women can identify with this post..I know I can.
    I love reading your blog. :]

    • Thank you. It's good to know others can relate.

      We're all in this together.

      (Now I have that high school musical song in my head. Dang it)

  5. jamonkey

    Wait till you become a parent…all hell will break loose and everything changes…lol

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