As my children get older and life gets more hectic, I find that I am making excuses for my shortcomings. Believe me when I say those shortcomings are plentiful. I think at some point, we all lose sight of who we are, and apologize for our imperfections.

My husband will tell you I’m too loud, impatient, and stubborn. I cannot say I disagree with him. I raise my voice too often, and yell far more often than I should – I call it motivational speaking, since it’s the only way I can get anybody’s attention these days. I’ve always been impatient and set in my ways. I have my routines, and I don’t like changing them up. The most common argument at our home is based on my habit of waking up early on Saturday morning and going grocery shopping so I can enjoy it as much as possible.

You know what I am?

I’m a hot mess.

I’m disorganized and messy, exhausted from the chaos I deal with on a daily basis. Frustrated by the lack of help I receive from my crazy children. I yell too much and curse like a sailor. I’m a germaphobe and anxious. I anger easily, am emotional, and generally prefer animals over people. I say things I shouldn’t, because I’m a horrible liar and am honest to a fault. And, although I shouldn’t, I care too much about what others think about me.

I am who I am.

I am, (un)apologetically, ME.

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After residing in Senoia for nearly five years, Diana is finally embracing her inner Georgia Peach. Diana is a widow and mother to her three miracles - Charleigh June, and twins Campbelle (Cami) and Coleson. In addition to her children, she is also a fur-mom to three dogs and six, yes SIX, cats. Diana is a lover of animals, books, wine, Walt Disney World, warm weather, and the finer things in life. She is brutally honest, sarcastic, and sensitive. Diana is passionate about sharing her stories of infertility, loss, and grief. When she's not busy chauffeuring the kids to and from school you can find her cooking, cleaning, volunteering at school, eating BonBons with her Standard Poodles, or at Target.