I often get asked questions like why did I start this blog, or what do I like about it or do I have any regrets with sharing. So today I thought I would address a few of those.
My reason for starting this blog was because I wanted a place where I could document our memories. I have always been a writer, reader and journal keeper. As a matter of fact I still write in a journal as often as I can. That is a place for my private thoughts and this is a place for all the memories and thoughts I want my boys and my family to remember. I also wanted a place where I could post pictures that would be secure in case our phones or cameras or photos were ever destroyed. Yes, I do post more than just our daily comings and goings but I also wanted to have a place where I can talk about my life as a mom, my life as a wife, my life as a woman without holding back. A place that someone else, going through the same thing, would feel comfortable and welcome. The world is full of judgey places, especially online. I didn’t want to be that place. I wanted to be a happy place for people to land and feel camaraderie and leave with a feeling of “I’m glad I’m not alone.”
To say this blog has surpassed my expectations is an understatement. I’ve been able to reach people I never thought I could reach and connect with people I never thought I would meet. I really wasn’t sure if people would even care about me, my family or my voice but they do. May not be hundreds of thousands but even if I only had 3 readers I’d keep going. You see, it isn’t about how many people see you or how popular you are…. it’s about how many you can touch in a positive way. I was never the most popular girl in the room, nor will I ever be. I don’t have millions of followers on Instagram or a cult following on Facebook. I don’t have thousands of subscribers on this blog and I doubt I’ll be “breaking the internet” anytime soon. What I am going to do is continue to write. Continue to speak from my heart and continue to not hold back when it comes to being real and authentic. If only one person was to read this blog for the next 50 years my only hope would be that something I said resonated with them and made them feel better, be more joyous, find more happiness or pursue something they didn’t think was possible. That, my friends, is the whole point of what I’m doing here. That is what this space is for.
As for regrets, I have none. Me and my husband are very private people in many ways. However, I CHOOSE what I want to share and so there are many things I don’t. Life is about being authentic and real but achieving that in ways that are respectful to the people in your household. My livelihood is on social media so I tend to be more open than my husband. But I don’t share things about our life that he doesn’t want shared (which are very few btw) and that is out of respect for him and our family. So NO, I have zero regrets. Great things lie beyond the wall of vulnerability and when there’s haters I just omit them from this space because they have no place here.
I hope you all enjoy this blog. I know I am often not as consistent in writing as I’d like to be. There are many times I sit and just have no clue what to write about and then there are times I have so much content spilling out of my heart I can’t get the thoughts written down fast enough. I appreciate all of you for taking the time out of your day to even read, process, look or share my blog with friends. It is my place of therapy and I consider you all a vital part of it. So THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!