Hey, Y’all, I’m Keri, a food blogger over at My Table of Three, and believe it or not, I am your Mrs. October!
When I opened the email invitation for blogger of the month, I thought “Oh my word, what were they thinking, don’t they know I’m a hot mess over here?” Seriously, have you guys seen the talent around this site? These women are an inspiration, and I wasn’t sure I could hold up to the wonderful bar they have set! But, after a couple of pep talks to myself, the honor of being able to share with all of you sank in and I convinced myself that you guys could handle a small peek into this crazy mess I call life.
First things first! I am a native Arkansas and though I have lived in a few other states for work, it always was and forever will be, the place I call home! I grew up in Camden, a small town in South Arkansas, where on a quick trip to WalMart, you were sure to see everyone you know! Oh, and like other small towns, their parking lot was the popular hangout throughout my teenage years.
I was born to two amazing parents that taught me so much about living an honest and good life. The love and support they offered me growing up spurred me through my college years at Southwestern AG University in Waxahachie, TX and well into my years of building my career, working for…..wait for it….WalMart!
I enjoyed my almost 16-year career with them, but these days my weeks consists of days where homeschooling, household chores, and blogging come crashing head first into my days working part-time as a real estate assistant. This world of mine is often a place where a well-planned day is only a small hiccup away from many hours of mom chaos.
Some days I go with the flow and come out smiling and other days I need to drink coffee by the gallon just to keep my head above water. You know that saying, “fake it till you make it”, right? Well, that’s my motto on those days. Who am I kidding, it’s my motto for most days! But no matter how hectic my schedule is or how dirty my apron gets while cleaning up all the messes, I wouldn’t trade this life for any other (she says as she pours yet another cup of coffee).
I began blogging two years ago as a way to keep track of the healthier recipes I was creating for my family. You see, I have struggled with my weight all my life, and I decided that if I was going to have a long and happy life with my husband and son, I had to make some changes. So the blog was a great way for me to share my story, hold myself accountable, and reach out to other women walking the same path.
At the time I never dreamed it would take me where it has. In all honesty, I wasn’t even sure I how long I would be able to keep it up with it with all I had going on. But, fast forward two years and here I am still blogging and working on getting healthier by the day. Oh, and look at me now, a calendar girl! Here I am, Mrs. October and I am so excited.
I am loving this journey and those I get to share it with. Who would have thought people would voluntarily follow this girl as she rambles about food and recipes? Thanks to their support and encouragement, I am no longer afraid to open up and let the world see me, just a southern girl, a bit on the wacky side, learning to cook herself healthier!
So, ready or not October, here I come. I look forward to sharing more with you this month!