“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
I have never really been one to enjoy writing. It isn’t something I overly enjoy within my job, and something I always struggled with at school. However both my sister, and best friend write blogs and have done for a number of years. I am always really keen to read what they write, and jealous when we go out anywhere and they are ‘snappy happy’ and spotting cool things to write about on their blog. I always thought whatever I write about most will find boring.
Before having Harry I would never have had time to write a blog, I worked between 50 -70 hours every week, I barely had time for my own relationship, had no real hobbies or interests outside work (with the exception of shopping and going out). However since Harry has come along (he arrived 02/12/13), I don’t necessarily have more time, as being ao mum is a 24 hour job, but I have time to enjoy myself more, enjoy my relationship and my family. I had really forgotten that there is so much more to life than work, and I have possibly missed out on the last few years of my own life! So, I wanted to find a way to capture all my memories with more than just a few photos on my iPhone.
My maternity has gone so quickly, I don’t want to forget any of the fun I have had with Harry and my family and friends. Hence why I decided I would capture what I could by starting a blog, this would encourage me to write about my experiences, share them with my family and friends, hopefully help me find what else I am passionate about and be something Harry could maybe read when he is a little older.
I wanted to make sure I was doing this for me, and not to gain followers, or make money from advertising. I am nervous for those who already know me reading this and wondering what the hell I am doing, but here goes!
I have tons to write about now, but my challenge will be to continue with this once I am back at work later this year. Hopefully my sister and best friend will keep me on track!
Any tips for planning are welcomed!