How I got started into blogging
Welcome to the start of my blogging journey! I am so excited to be sharing with you about one of my favorite things – connecting with my little ones – and all the fun things that come with being a mama.
Years ago when I was around eleven years old we were on a family trip and got to meet an author who had several books published about her life. She told me then that I should keep a diary, and that she wished she had so it would be easier to write her biography.
I did it.
I listened to her and from the time I was twelve or thirteen years old I have something written for every day of me life. Some days it was something as simple as “usual day” (whatever that means :). Other days I filled up several pages of writing as I sorted out feelings and thoughts. It is so interesting to go back and read over everything and see how I actually felt about different things in my teenage years etc.
Sometimes I got behind, but I would always try to catch up at some later date with at least one sentence about what I had done each day. Even now in my busy mom days I try to take a bit of time to jot down the sweet little memories before they slip away.
I really enjoy writing now, even though I may not be good at it.
And perhaps that is what has led me to this place where I enjoy writing for others too. I have found inspiration in what other moms have written and now want to bless others likewise.
God has blessed me many times in this mothering journey, and I desire that what I share here can inspire other moms in whatever stages they are in.
If you don’t already, then my encouragement is for you to start writing every day, or at least regularly.
It helps you sort out your feelings. Like when I was pregnant with my first baby, I was so happy because I had always wanted to be a mom. But there was a while when I wasn’t feeling well and was struggling with panic attacks. I suddenly didn’t want to be pregnant. I couldn’t understand what I was feeling, but as I wrote it all down and sorted it all out on paper, I could come to a place of rest with my feelings. Yes, I did want this baby, just what I was feeling made that part of the pregnancy difficult.
Writing often also preserves memories. I enjoy looking back on the happy times in life, and it is good to remember the sad times too occasionally. It might even help me to be a better mom when my children are teenagers and I can go back and see how I felt at that age.
When I read back about how people thought I asked too many questions, but I wrote I was not asking near all the questions I had, it makes me more patient when my children ask so many questions. I remember how I felt, and I do want them to feel they can ask me all they want.
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Save it for Later!
I usually have my personal devotions every morning, and so during that time I have my diary and I write down a bit of what we did the previous day. Find some time daily where you can write a bit.
I sure think it is! It helps you process your feelings, and provides good insight looking back on how you used to feel about things. It is also a good way to preserve memories.