Hi my name is Rana
I wanted to first off thank you for taking a moment of your time to visit my site. I also wanted to take a moment to share with you a bit about myself and what to expect on this site.
I am an over 40yo single (coparenting) mom. I have a teenage son in High School and a tween aged daughter in middle school. For anonymity I try not to use their first names on here. The Monet on my page is actually my daughters middle name though. Originally this was going to be a Mother/Daughter blog, but after giving it a try for a bit my daughter decided she didn’t want to be on here as a regular. I believe kids needs to develop for themselves and have some separation from their parents. My son has asked me to limit how much I speak or show him and I wish to respect that, doesn’t change how much I love him.
I love being a mom and as my kids have aged I was starting to notice I had more idle time and that my anxiety seemed to be increasing. After speaking with a counselor I discovered it was time I do more for me again. Let me tell you this has been a tough transition. People are so used to me knowing what they need even before they realize it themselves because my focus was so much on care taking and providing. However, I have always loved beauty, fashion, following bloggers, being a mom, trying to be my best self without killing myself, and nuturing a good life/work balance. I have been a working dietitian for 16 years in a healthcare setting. I look forward to sharing some of my knowledge on the subject, but also spreading my wings to other areas of life I enjoy.
I am a born and bred Minnesota girl however many people say I have an east coast communication style as I am far from passive aggressive (aka Minnesota Nice). I believe in honest and direct communication which I hope to exemplify on here. I love Minnesota, but I don’t care for the brutal winters. I also love exploring the world and seeing all sorts of new place and learning about different lifestyles.
I am recently engaged to a sweet man named Brady. He is often my photographer even though he has no background knowledge about photography, but with a little assistance from me and the little knowledge I have of photography we are figuring it out. Brady is my lifes breath. He nutures and encourages me to follow my dreams no matter how crazy the idea. This is something I have never experiences. I spent most of my life focusing on others succeeding while I waited. Brady has 3 children of his own and lives almost an hour from me. We look forward to sharing more on divorce, divorced dating, making a blended family work, and just learning to love one another better as well as our path towards marriage again.
Regarding topics you will find on here well I love photography and plan to keep exploring this. I personally am very camera shy (though I am becoming less so) but I love showing beautiful pictures and hope to increase our ability to show pictures with rich emotions as well and incredible scenery. I am a girly girl so I also enjoy fashion and beauty. I wish I could describe my style to you here, but I don’t really have one. Maybe I am still on my own style journey yet. Nutrition and Wellness are another topic I am passionate about. As mentioned above as a dietitian I have a lot of knowledge on the topic, but I also have my own struggles with eating well. I believe my own struggles has truly helped make be successful and relatable in this field. Family, being a mom (the good and bad), and relationships will round off my top categories.
With that said I do really want to help people enjoy the moments. To not keep adding on to their pile of things they need to do to keep up, which honestly just leads to more dissatisfaction with ones life. I want to be your get happy cheerleader and find an easier way for you to deal with this thing we call life. If anything lets enjoy this journey of growth and learning together.
Thank you so much for visiting and please reach out anytime. If I don’t hear from you I am just guessing at what you enjoy hearing or wish to hear. Cheers lovely, Rana
PS for my previous followers I recently switched to Word Press and most likely won’t be moving my previous info over, but starting from scratch.