Someone recently asked me why do I blog and to be honest I had to think for a few moments before I answered. I gave a few reasons that I could think of offhand but while driving home, in the silence of my car, I actually started to think about it. Why do I blog? Here is what I discovered:
Reason 1.The obvious one would be to clear my head and get some clarity in my jumble of thoughts.
Reason 2. I wanted the blog/website to be a gateway for parents and people to be able to find and tips and general info on things to do in our town as a parent so that the same question would not be asked a 100 times and the same answers be given.
Reason 3. I wanted to express myself in a different medium and discover what I was capable online wise, that’s why I built/modified the blog to fit my requirements with minimum “professional” help and it took longer than I expected.
Reason 4 and 5. These two are sort of the same thing as they are interlinked. I wanted to meet other moms and so not be alone in this new and crazy experience called motherhood. As a working mom, most play dates, swimming classes, talks, lectures and things that stay at home moms tend to do, are during the week and trying to find something on the weekend is like trying to find a needle in the haystack! I wanted my blog to make a “salary” for myself so that I could become a stay at home mom and spend all my time with Bella. But as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day and while this hasn’t happened, I believe that it will one day!
Reason 6. This to me is the most important reason and recently after meeting some fab ladies at a high tea that I realised that I have forgotten about myself, the non-mommy person. I have been trying to fill all the roles that that are in my “portfolio” and but have forgotten about the main character: me. If I’m not happy then the rest won’t be and to be honest, I think that little old me has been feeling neglected lately. I have been so focused on making sure that everyone else’s needs are met that I have forgotten about my own. So when I got home, I made a “little” list of all the things that I want to have done, have dusted off my Goal Chart and posters and worked out the next plan of action so that I can get out of this rut that I am in! It can and will be done and can’t wait to start! Hmm hubby is going to have to put up some picture frames up…..
Am I going to stop blogging? Nope! Do I enjoy it? Love it! So to all the moms out there that might feel the same, you are not alone. You are fabulous and there is someone else out there that understands how you feel!