For years, I have wanted to start a blog. For years, I have thought about sharing my thoughts, experiences and funny stories with the world. It took C’s diagnosis and Hubs pushing me to actually make this happen. I’m so glad I’m doing it though.
I work part time from home. With one kid in diapers and two in sports, I’m always busy. My “me time” is sitting at my desk and switching from my laptop (which I use for my professional endeavors) to my blog on our family desktop. I use the pictures we snap throughout our days to create the best possible posts and really allow a snapshot into our lives. As a girl, I always journaled but doing this – creating blog posts – has been so much more therapeutic.
But I ask myself why? Why am I doing this?
I’m blogging because I have so often felt isolated. I have often felt as if I didn’t have other women like me, other moms in similar situations. (Of course, that was pre-tribe.)I know that can’t be true. I want to create a place for women to come. Women who spend entire days running between appointments and get to the end of their day and have no energy to work out. Women who need to laugh and remind themselves the day’s aren’t all long. It won’t always be like this. I want to be sure moms of Special Needs kids are included in this. Eight years ago, I felt isolated. Today, I know I’m not, but plenty of women still feel that way.
Now, I set goals.
As a professional who works from home, I have found it is incredibly important to set goals for myself. (I need to work x number of hours this week and make 1 new contact and begin outreach into 1 new state.) This is the only way I can hold myself accountable. The same is true for this blog.
Right now, many of my readers are my friends. They are family who love me and support me. My goal is that by Christmas, my readership will have expanded. I want to reach women who don’t know me. Call it my ministry, or my vocation, or just an evil plan to take over the world. It doesn’t matter. My goal is to reach people through this blog that I would otherwise not be able to reach.
I’m in no way an authority on anything – cloth diapers, diaper bags, raising kids, special needs – but I am a mom. I’m trying and most days, that’s what is most important. Putting one foot in front of the other and making the effort to improve my family’s life and by extension, the world.
So, if you haven’t already, please go like and follow my Facebook page. I’ll post snaps of our life and I have some exciting ideas that I hope will come to fruition over the next few months. Also, if you know any parents out there who might benefit from this blog, please share it with them. I’d be pleased to be part of their online support community!
My goal is that through life with my blessings, my readers will be blessed as well.
Enjoy your day and thanks for reading!