I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.

̶ Simone de Beauvoir

 

Hi there! My name is Irina and I am 32. I live in Germany together with my husband and our daughter.

Once upon a time…

Well, once I was young and carefree and all my time belonged to me. All I worried about was my career, my next vacation, and my outfit.

Several months ago, I became a mother of a wonderful baby girl and it changed a lot… Now my life is not only about me. Frankly speaking, at some point I felt as if my life was not about me at all.

There is no shadow of a doubt, motherhood is the happiest and the most precious thing ever happened to me. However, some time ago, I started feeling myself lost. I didn’t  know where I was, where my passions, dreams, and desires are gone. I felt like there were so many interesting things, which I was missing. On the other hand, I felt guilty that I am not fully devoted to my motherhood. I am sure that many new moms feel the same: happy but lost with their new overwhelming “mother” role. So I started thinking and looking for a solution how to integrate my old life with my new role and the most important thing – how to enjoy it.

That is why I decided to start this blog. I want to find a perfect balance between parenting, family, career, and personal development, kind of a “perfect recipe” to be a happy woman.

I hope you will find here useful and interesting information and will enjoy this blog.