I have always loved writing. When I was a little girl, I remember watching a TV programme about a girl who was given the opportunity to be a journalist for a day, and after watching it, it was what I aspired to be. It’s funny that I now work as a web designer in a busy newsroom room full of journalists!
I kept a diary up until my early twenties and attempted to start a couple of blogs but never really got “into” them. I guess I was too busy enjoying life back then.
Now married with two children, it is certainly a different type of “busy” these days, and it was around this time last year I stumbled across Eeh Bah Mum’s hilarious blog and found the blogging community. I began reading blogs and agreeing to the many ups and downs of parenting and shortly after, decided to jump ahead and start my own.
I’ve been blogging for a year now, and I really love it. I just wish I’d started sooner so I could have documented my experiences as a first-time mum back when I had E five years ago. About how nothing could have quite prepared me for the utter exhaustion a tiny baby can bring you and completely turn your life upside down (in a good, albeit sleep-depriving way), how I felt like a complete failure because I ended up having an emergency c-section and then to top it off he wouldn’t take to the breast either. I battled through though, as we all do in our own way, and loved every minute of my maternity leave.
They all tell you to find “your voice” when blogging and to be yourself, but prior to this blog I think I’d lost that girl who loved to write. She was buried deep down somewhere as other things like being a wife and then a mummy took her place. She forgot to stop, look around and be ever so grateful for what she had in her life.
Blogging has re-ignited my passion for writing, and for making sure I now take note of the life, I have so that one day I can reminisce about them with hubby and the boys.
It has enabled me to make my memories last by documenting my family life and celebrating important milestones and achievements of my children – be it their birthday, first day at school or being awarded a certificate.
It has given my family and me some great opportunities ranging from days out to receiving great product reviews.
It has thrown me into the lovely blogging community where so many have been friendly and supportive. I hope to be able to meet some of these lovely people in the future as I prepare to attend some blogging events.
Most importantly though, it has given me my own space and my own time that is not tied to the day-to-day running of the house, work, hubby or the boys.
It has given me something that I can call my own.
Thank you to Lisa over at mrssavageangel for tagging me to do this post.
I’d like to tag the following lovely ladies if they would like to join in?
- Laura over at Dot Makes 4
- Stevie over at A Cornish Mum
- Cherie over at Cherry’s Not My Name