I have been thinking about starting a mom blog for months. But that’s all I’ve done. Thought about it. I love reading mom blogs and while my excitement continued to build over the prospect of starting my own, I felt overwhelmed by the process.
I love being empowered by other moms and empowering others. My heart races with excitement when I think about this leap of faith, yet for months it remained just an idea. I knew I had to say it to someone aloud, to make it real.
For the first time in years, I knew I was making this decision, this leap…for me. I knew I would feel like a better mom for doing something meaningful for me. I don’t care if this is a success (though I sure hope it is) but I’m excited to put in the time and the work to do something that I’m proud of.
My kids are 5 and 7 now and I have just begun realizing that they don’t need me as much as they used to. That brings mixed feelings each time I’m getting them something from the refrigerator and suddenly realize I don’t need to be their servant. They are fully capable. Or when we are at the pool and I realize they don’t need me to swim with them the entire time. I can actually sit at water’s edge, feel the warmth of the sun and enjoy conversation with a fellow momma. As Elsa and Anna would say, “for the first time in forever” I want to do something for me. Eek! My hands are flying over the keyboard.
Yesterday, I said it out loud. I’m going to start a blog. There. I said it. I don’t know the first thing about making a website or blogging. I don’t really know how to use Pinterest or Instagram. But I have ideas and something to say. Last night, I awoke at midnight and by the grace of God felt empowered and excited and got on my phone as my 5 year old snuggled next to me in our bed, and I did what I was afraid of. I bought a website. I can hardly believe it! Of all the blog names I’d considered, my top choice was available. It’s meant to be! www.adventuresinmomlife.com is mine. My heart was bursting with pride in the dark of night. And I didn’t stop there. Adventures in Mom Life is now on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube. I did it! And now the adventure begins…