I’m a mom.

That’s still sinking in.

It’s so new, in fact, that typing the words feels like I’m writing fiction. Becoming a mom has always felt like a far off idea; something that’d happen one day. Until it happened.

My daughter, Samantha, when she was one day old.

Don’t get confused, though.

Our daughter, Samantha, wasn’t a surprise. My husband and I were planning to have kids; it’s just wild when stuff like that actually becomes a reality. Ya know?

It takes a while to get adjusted. Then again, I don’t think you’re ever¬†really ready for a period of growth or change. How can you be ready since it’s the experience that changes you?

Samantha and me in the hospital in September 2017.

That’s why I always say you should go make movies instead of simply dreaming about it. You learn so much with each experience. You’ve got to go through it to see how you’ll react, learn, and grow.

Pregnancy, giving birth, and motherhood have been changing me. It’s been a wild ride. I’m so thankful to be the mother of this little one.

More photo-filled and film-related posts coming soon!