Soul Searching and Writing my Blog.

As the school year quickly approaches, I think a lot of us start to wonder what we will do with our time when the kids are in school. For me, my last little guy is going into kindergarten. I now have consistent time every day for myself. All this thought about what I wanted to do once all my kids were in school has now come to the present. So now I am here in my new little blog and the last has lead me to you.

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Being a mom is a hard job. We are so emotionally invested in the outcome of our children. I have loved this journey and it is far from over. A job that truly lasts a lifetime. But there was something for myself that had taken the back seat in this motherhood thing.  Beyond wanting something light hearted to invest in, I craved a level of professionalism that had not been fulfilled yet.  I have seen my friends achieve a  balance with their busy family life on top of a career. Although they will tell you balance is a strong word and something always gives.  Still, something intrigued me about the world of working.  The conversations about their careers  felt foreign to me. The reality was I did not have much to contribute. I would leave the conversations questioning if I was missing something in my own journey. Whatever it was that really sparked this flame caused me to do a little soul searching and to think about what more I had to offer.  What I came up with is that I still want to be home with the kids, but with a bit more balance. Because when I strip away my insecurities about not working I really am at peace with my choice. This little blog I am creating is for myself. If a few friends happen to like it, if  I can grow and learn about this new blogging world than that little peace of me that craved something for myself will be fulfilled.

When my oldest (now 13 year old) baby boy was born I went hook line and sinker into everything mommy!  As the kids got older I dabbled in a few jobs that allowed me to stay home.  Being a stylist for Stella & Dot and Stitch Fix helped me keep my hand in the fashion world. Now I am all yours for three and a half hours a day and I would love to hear your stories. I want to feel connected, laugh, and share style tips.  Please don’t hesitate to leave comments and share your style, beauty, or travel tips as well.  I can’t wait to share this journey with you.

Cheers, Nicole

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Less Than Fancy

  Hi friends! My name is Nicole Runfola. I ADORE clothes, cocktails, nature, long walks and sitting by a fire with a glass of wine. Finding what color looks best on skin tones is fun for me and I am a sucker for a great accessory. Beyond all those fun little facts I am, at my core, a sensitive, loyal and flawed person. I am a mom to four amazing kiddos who I love with the deepest part of my heart. I am married to Erik, he is a handsome, genuine and hardworking man you I am crazy about. I love growing older with him. I find it a bit romantic to watch what is left of his hair turn grey! There is something in my soul that wants people to feel comfortable and ease around me. I have lived by the motto that I am no better or worse than anyone. If I happen to meet you and you are new to an environment, I will introduce you to other people I know and most likely more than once. 😂 I love the people in my life. I am not sure how I got so blessed to have so many around me that make me better. I think I am funny, probably funnier than I actually am and I appreciate people that can make me laugh. Because really, a good laugh makes most things better. Follow me in Instagram @lessthanfancy for a quick way to see what is happening. Cheers, Nicole

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