J Notes, from Notes to Self Plus Two has come up with a great idea for us “mummybloggers”.
So much of the time, we focus on our children. That is how it should be of course, our kids do need to be our priority in life. Particularly when they are so little.
Thing is though, what a lot of people forget is that you need to take care of yourself to be able to give your best to your children. You need to remember who YOU are, to show them that Mum isn’t *just* a mum, but she’s her own person too.
In her words:
What if we took some time to think, consider and blog about the me? What if we took the “Are we Mummy Bloggers?” debate and changed the language to say “I blog for me, and I am a Mummy too.”
Our first prompt is the following…
I’ve been blogging for just over three years now, though only the last year or so has been here on softthistle.net.
There have been many ups and downs since I started.
From post natal depression back in the early days of Max, to a divorce, moving to a new town, a new relationship, splitting up from that, an autism diagnosis, and now, finally feeling like I’ve got my own groove going.
Blogging has definitely helped me to find out more about who I am.
The community we have here in our UK bloggy world is one to be reckoned with.
I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve cheered, and I’ve been completely overwhelmed by the blogging world.
I’ve finally found more of a balance than I’ve had before.
Whether that’s more because of Max being at nursery for a couple of hours 3 days a week, having finally made some honest to god real life friends who I see regularly and adore spending time with, or being closer to my parents.
Something has just clicked.
I have realised how much I adore photography, and have learned more in the last three years about it than I knew existed. I wouldn’t have learned anywhere near as much as I have if it weren’t for meeting some wonderful fellow photogs through blogging, and connecting with them.
I’ve come to understand how much I adore connecting with other people. I’m a very empathetic person. I can’t help but feel drawn to people, and want to make them feel good about themselves. Something a lot of we blogging mums seem to lack in.
I’ve found my voice, my passions, and something that, really, I am actually pretty good at.
I don’t think I would have got to where I am now if it weren’t for the friends I’ve made through blogging. Constantly helping to remind me to raise the bar, to strive to be better than I am, to find out what inspires me.
Really, blogging has a lot to answer for, and you know what? It’s a bloody good thing!