…okay… (said timidly) so, I’ve decide to do something. I don’t know if I am going to be kicking myself for posting this and committing myself to do this, or if I am going to love the freedom. But I was talking to some of my other great blogging friends about bring a little more of my personal life back into the blog. Well, they gave me the nudge I needed and told me that it would be okay, so I am hoping you feel the same way.
I’ve decided to join Nester and her 31 days posts for the month of October!.. YIKES! I am “typing” scared here.
Let me tell ya why- I started this blog back in 2007 for my family, after we moved away from our home state. It became a fun outlet to share with family and friends, only later I decided to pursue it as a business…
Well as the time has gone on, in fact 3 years of “serious” daily blogging, this little blog of mine, has had many shifts and changes. Some as a result of life, family needs – conscious decisions, or as the result of bad time management. But one of those decisions, one of those conscious decisions, was to sort of forgo my personal life on the blog.
I did it on purpose at first because I didn’t want to bore you all with messy rooms (because remodeling usually equals a mess everywhere in my house!), unfinished projects that take years, or horrific diaper changing stories… but the truth is that is my life and I miss having the freedom to blog about it, which if we get back to the material point was why I started this in the first place and why I feel so strongly about the blogs that I read.
And since deciding to leave it out, I have regretted the decision, maybe not right at first while I was laying there sick with my second pregnancy for 6 months…. But basically, I have felt like unless I have a huge project reveal with a large “TA DA” and jazz hand to boot… it wasn’t worth sharing. I haven’t shown much of my failures, I haven’t shown you things that got left to rot for 2 years before I finished them, maybe I am afraid to be judged, and I know there is some truth in that. But I want to get past that.
I’ve been trying to throw bits of my life in here and there, and it has been well received! (Special thanks for your comments, and by the way I FINALLY got a plugin that will email you a response when I have the chance to respond…)
But I haven’t been able to just embrace the chaos of my life and just let it be what it is, cuz I’ve been nervous. When I realized I could do this with the 31 day post, I decided it was time. I am going to tell you all about myself, I will have other posts up as well, so it isn’t just the me show, but I want to formally introduce myself on purpose…. I may not post daily, it may be some 2 posts here and there, and I am still taking Sunday’s off, but I am excited to share with you a bit about my life.
So with you permission, or I guess even without it (sorry), I am reintroducing personal life to this here blog… Starting Monday night!!