Welcome to Whim & Wanderlust!
I'm Sheralyn and this is my lovely little family - my husband, Steve, and our two babies, Oscar (3) and River (10months). We currently live in Singapore, a tropical island city in South East Asia. Steve was raised in Canada and we met and fell in love in Toronto while in university. We got married in 2011 and welcomed Oscar into our lives in 2014 and River in 2016.
The original blog was started in 2008 as an avenue for me to share inspiring, happy, curious things whilst working a mundane 9-5 job. It was also a space to document snippets of our personal life, such as our wedding and travels. In 2013, I took a hiatus from blogging during our month long trip around Europe. Shortly after, we found out we were pregnant with Oscar. The rest, I guess, is history. I stopped writing and never got back into it; mostly because new motherhood was a pretty overwhelming experience for me and it was hard to make time for anything else.
But some time while we were traveling through Vietnam this new year, I started thinking about how much I miss writing and some of the other things I used to love but no longer do much of now, like writing music and practicing yoga. In a sense, I was thinking about my identity as a person, outside of being a mother. Spending the whole day caring for two tiny humans, in between scrambling to run errands, clean and cook, can be exhausting. And oftentimes, parenthood is such an all-consuming process - and a strangely lonely one at that. I am hoping that writing about this journey and the other things I love will be somewhat cathartic for me but better yet, that it will allow me to connect and share with parents in the same position. So here it is, 6 months in the making and a bad case of procrastination later, a new blog! And in the essence of new beginnings, here's to bettering myself and to finding balance between the person I used to be, the person I am now and the person I'd like to become.