Welcome!

96372983_318813172436024_9221798025830072320_nLeap of Mama is my dream. Scribbled in my notebooks of goals for the future were always a few years where I was a writer and a stay-at-home mom. What I didn’t expect was how scary it would feel to let go of my job as an elementary school teacher to go after this dream.

While that first leap happened over five years ago, I’ve learned that motherhood always involves new leaps. Since letting go of my job as an elementary school teacher, I’ve embraced life as a part-time editor and a part-time SAHM. I’ve realized I need a balance of outside work and stay-at-home motherhood to stay happy.

Now, the newest leap? The decision to homeschool my oldest daughter for first grade this coming school year. Unconventional, perhaps, but we’re living in a changing world and this feels so right for our family during this time, even if it’s also a bit scary to rethink what school looks like.

Overcoming fear has been a major theme in my life and each of these adventures has been no exception. Marianne Williamson wrote, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…” So, I try to think of it all this way — that leaning into the fear but following our hearts has a bigger reward than sticking only with what feels safe.

That is also why I started this blog. It was time to be brave and let myself live the life I envisioned, even if it meant letting go of a job I cared about and believing we would be able to make everything work at home. The good news? Paths have emerged I never anticipated. Taking each of these leaps has led us somewhere I never could’ve predicted.

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While I may not always keep this blog current, I love maintaining it as an archive of memories for my girls, as well as a personal writing sample. For more information on my freelance writing and editing, please visit: www.oliviaobryon.com

And, if you would like to be in touch, please email me at olivia@oliviaobryon{dot}com — thank you!

4 thoughts on “Welcome!”

  1. “Here’s to making the leap of mama together.” I love it! It really is such a scary thing, deciding to stay home with our children. It is also the greatest dream of my life. Here’s to chasing them all! 🙂

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