It's been more than four years since I started this blog, and since then I've picked up quite a few readers! In this season of Thanksgiving, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for reading my little old blog and for the sweet comments and e-mails I get from all over!
And if you're new here, I thought I'd take a little time and tell you about me and my life, something I haven't done in quite a while!
My name is Wendy. I grew up in a very small rural town in North Carolina, attended UNC-Chapel Hill and now I live in Durham, NC. I've been married for ten years to my husband Mike, who is the head teaching professional at a local private golf course. We have one human child - Walker - who is six and is pretty much the center of our universe, and we have two non-human children - Lucy (Golden Retriever) and Reese (Pound Kitty) - who pretty much are the most psychotic animals you'll ever have the opportunity to meet.
Yes, I'm mom to an only child and I love it. I absolutely love children, but I also love the balance I have with one child and working outside the home. It helps me keep a piece of me and not lose myself in mothering. When Walker was born I had a really rough go of it. He didn't sleep through the night until he was two and I had postpardum depression that made me feel like I was the worst mother in the world. But we only ever wanted to just have one child. It's not for everyone, but it works for us.
Walker is a sports nut, just like his dad. He loves football, basketball, soccer, golf, lacrosse and can scream at an NFL game on the TV with the best of them. He's all boy and loves shoes about as much as me. He's outgoing, funny, loud and super sweet.
My day job is managing the corporate marketing for a large company in the pharmaceutical industry. I handle the in-house design, corporate marketing campaigns and special projects. My job keeps me busy and is fun. I'm actually one of the lucky ones in that I really enjoy what I do. I can't say every day is perfect - of course, it's not - but I'm grateful.
I've recently found a church I absolutely love and I'm growing in my faith. There's still so much more work for me to do in this area and I'm hoping to share my journey with you all in the coming year.
I love DIY and home renovation. I've always got about five different projects going on and I'm always thinking of what I need to do next to make my house the perfect home for us. I've re-painted every room in our house since we moved in five years ago, replaced carpet twice, installed wood floors, replaced countertops, renovated bathrooms - and my list of projects is still growing! We talk about possibly moving in two years, but who knows. I've put a lot of love in this house and not sure if I can let it go!
I also do some freelance design work on the side, in my "free" time. I started this blog to keep in touch with relatives, document Walker's childhood and express my creativity. When I decided on a name, A Southern Accent just seemed appropriate since I do have such a strong accent. Sometimes I like my accent, sometimes I don't, but one thing I do love is living in the south!
So, that's a little about me! Just to see who's reading and call out the lurkers - will you leave a quick comment with your name and where you're from and introduce yourself? And it's really ok if you're not from the south. I don't bite.