So this is it, my first ever blog post… It feels wonderfully strange, exhilarating and surreal all at the same time. I’ve started to tell people that I’m going to become a Blogger. The responses I’ve received have been funny, supportive and insightful all at the same time.
My Mum doesn’t really understand what it means. But you know how Mum’s are, they’ll support you whatever. My daughter Bella is excited and sees this as an opportunity to become the next Zoella (bless her!). My husband is amazingly supportive as he always is and has faith in me to make things work and wants me to enjoy the process (although isn’t keen to be featured). My lovely friends have given me a mixture of responses. On the whole they are brilliantly supportive, know me well and can see how this fits with my personality. Some of them don’t really understand the concept, but I know regardless of this they will be my biggest fans. If you’re reading this now – thank you all!
The one thing that they’ve all had in common is wanting to know what has made me decide to start blogging. The answer is super simple. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now. I’ve been putting it off by telling myself I’m too busy, it’s not possible for me and that I don’t have time. Of course, none of these things are true. Instead it was my mind monkeys at play – you know those little gremlins in your head who talk you out of something and try to convince you that you can’t do things – even though you absolutely can.
The truth is, I’ve had a difficult few years. Life hasn’t gone to plan for me and so it’s been tough for me to focus. You know how life has it’s ups and downs. Well, I’ve had a few more downs that ups. But I’ve learned that’s okay, it’s all part of the wonderful rollercoaster of life! It sometimes feels like you’ll never get out of the down moments, but take it from me you will. It’s all about taking massive lessons from them and moving on in the best possible way.
The good news is, I’m feeling great and strong again. What I’ve learned though is that mindset is everything. Staying happy and doing the things that you love is so bloomin’ important. Life is for the taking and so why not do the things you’ve always wanted, visit the places you’ve always dreamed of going and live life to the full.
That’s what brings me here, doing the thing I’ve wanted to do for so long. This Blog will be my new start and an amazing creative outlet for me invest my time in. To dedicate my heart and soul to. I intend to fully embrace this journey and all that the life of a Blogger has to offer. My wish is for this Blog to bring me and my readers complete and utter joy.
My girl, Bella is twelve and growing fast and is also a HUGE motivation to me. Not only is she the most fabulous, kind and warm hearted person that I know. She is also my biggest fan (it’s reciprocated). I know that there aren’t too many years left of us having lots of time together. Before I know it and in the blink of an eye, she’ll be off to college and chasing her own dreams. In these precious years that remain of her being at school and before she goes out into the big wide world, I want to document everything. All of the memories we make, special moments and adventures that we’ll share. I want to look back on them and smile and be so grateful that I’ve captured all of those precious times to look back on. Bella is so keen to be involved and I fully intend to embrace this, so she will be my little co-contributor.
For me this blog will become a document of my life with Bella forever as she grows and matures. You never stop being a Mama no matter how old your children get. I want to share my thoughts, feelings and experiences of Motherhood as my girl gets older and grows up to be a young adult and beyond.
Kindness and supporting others is something that I’m very passionate about and I really hope that my Blog will reflect this. By sharing my own thoughts and feelings about being a Mama and all that this brings. My hope is for this Blog to create friendships, offer support and give experience based advice from my own motherhood journey. It’s not easy this Mum lark and we all need to support and share with each other to make it as easy as possible.
Words can’t express how excited and full of anticipation I am to get going. I have this little bubble of excitement in my tummy each time I think about following this new path and starting a new stage in my life. I can’t wait to full immerse myself into this passion project. All that’s left for me to say I guess, is here’s to many happy years as a Blogger and the amazing journey that’s about to commence!
So welcome to you lovely reader, you’re one of the first people to have read something I’ve written in my own little space on the internet. I’m so glad to have you here 🙂