On January 4, 2011, one year ago, I hit publish on my very first blog post.
After four days of erasing and formatting I created my own space on Weebly.com.
It was my ninth month of maternity leave with my daughter and I was suffering from PPD, high anxiety, and a serious case of cabin fever. My brain was swirling with words I needed to get out and a desperation to meet other people who were experiencing the same thing I was.
I joined “Write on Edge” and began to meet other bloggers, learn to write clearer and with description; I learned to use my voice.
And when I was feeling the pressure of motherhood, PPD, or anxiety the blogging community’s love and support flew out in abundance making me the recipient of their virtual hugs numerous times.
Here there is no competition.
And I’m grateful to be apart of it.
To be apart of World Moms Blog, where I contribute, and to be apart of Urban Moms Network, and Theta Mom.
To have had the opportunity to work with numerous brands and participate in giveaways.
I’m grateful to have been invited to write on the wonderful blogs that I admire.
And to have also broken into the vloging scene! (yikes)
Thank you all for being with me throughout this past year, you have made me feel like my voice is being heard.
And sometimes that’s all that a person needs.
I leave you with…. my very first post EVER…
My new years resolution, something I never make, was to start a Blog (okay and to discover if the Slap Chop is really all I need to dice, chop, and mince in seconds.), I have been on Twitter for awhile and can see the interest in Blogs and think it would be a great venture.
Now would be a great time to mention my anxiety and OCD. Starting a Blog with a 9 month old ransacking your house, a husband leaving every piece of paper he finds in his pockets all over the floor for said baby to put in her mouth, and the bulimic cat barfing everywhere isn’t an easy process. A blog on a good day isn’t an easy process.
So I made a list.. because that’s what a multitasker does, we make lists, I waited until the baby was napping and I tackled the Blog, and then I accidentally deleted it, and then I threw things and screamed.. and then I promptly picked those “things” up and rearranged my cupboards.
So… now, January 4th, 4 days in and I’m typing my first Blog post. I can definitely say there is relief that I’ve come this far. I’m excited to share my stories of parenting, post partum, anxiety, and relationship blunders with the world (all 4 of you)… hang in you might like what you read, maybe even laugh a little!!