Despite a full plate, another reason (and probably the most significant reason) for the delay in the re-launch was that I have also been doing some serious soul searching on what I wanted this blog to be. Whether one person (thanks, sis!) or one-hundred people read it, it is a representation of ME. I felt like I needed to really flush out what that meant.
I have been most inspired by other writers that simply keep it real. They don’t try to color their lives as perfect parents with perfect children, filled with craft-a-days (although I do love some crafting, if I could ever find the time) and giveaways.( Don’t get me wrong, I also love a good giveaway and if the opportunity presents itself and the fit is right, I will share.) However, I don’t have the time to solicit to every company out there that has caught on to the blog marketing trend and try to sell myself as their demographic. In fact, I have found I rarely read those blogs anymore.
I don’t find myself inspired by the pictures of perfection but more by the revelations of imperfections and the assurance I am not alone in my daily struggle to fix mistakes and be a better person. (Hmmmmmm, maybe this is why reality TV is so popular and I find myself slightly obsessed with The “Real Housewives” franchise? Hello crazies!)
I am more intrigued by the moms who share their experience with embarrassing toddler tantrums and neck cheese (read the link if you don’t know what I I‘m talking about – so worth it). I aspire to use my love of writing to be real. I think that’s how I started and I hope to pick back up there again.
So there you have it, this is the re-beginning, if you will. I am thankful you are here and encourage your honesty, suggestions, and critique. Keep it real, right?