Welcome Back: Why I’ve Been AWOL

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For the last several weeks I have been thinking about this blog. I haven’t made it a priority in my life. Heck, the last time I posted was over Mother’s Day weekend. That was eight months ago! Embarrassingly, I set all these goals for 2016 which you can read about here and here. One of those goals included blogging twice a week. Shortly after I wrote that goal, I completely quit writing this blog. I’ve even wondered whether or not I should shut this blog down, but my husband convinced me to keep it out there in the blog world in case I change my mind. He knows me too well!

I had such a difficult time with this blog because I didn’t know what to write about. I have so many interests and I struggle with a major lack of focus. You can see this issue if you check out my goals or even my posts since there seems to be no general theme to them. I am all over the place with my topics. And, I am a perfectionist which has always been a struggle for me. It’s hard for me to put my words out there for all to see and criticize. I start writing and wonder why anyone would read my writing and I wonder if I am providing any useful information. And, no, I don’t have low self-esteem issues. It’s just that there are so many mom blogs out there and my voice will probably just get lost in the crowd of other mom’s sharing the same advice. Or, my voice may not be heard at all. The thought of nobody ever reading this blog gave me my “Aha” moment! Realizing that most people will never know this blog exists has now removed so much angst from this perfectionist. And, now, I am back. I am writing for myself, my family, and for anyone else who happens to find this blog. There will be no schedule to this blog. I will not try to make my writing perfect and I’ll just write when I feel like it.

So, welcome back to the small handful of people who are reading my blog!


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