Well, it’s hard to believe it but my blog is officially 1 year old today and, whilst there has certainly been ebbs and flows in the quality of my writing and definitely in the regularity of it, I am quite proud that I have come to this milestone. And a milestone it is for many reasons but, primarily, and those of you who know me well will agree, for the reason that a year is longer than I stick at most projects/jobs, with the obvious exceptions of course being marriage and motherhood – though god only knows I have wanted to resign from both of these roles often enough!
My writing has become something of a passion for me since embarking on the path of becoming a Mummy. Not only has it provided me with an outlet for my wandering braincells, but it has also opened up to me an online world of which before I never really knew existed. Through the creation of my blog I have met and connected with many other women (and some men, though sadly not, as yet, Brad Pitt) experiencing the highs and lows of parenthood and through this connection have been able to share experiences and gain valuable and heartfelt advice which has been both useful and, more often than not, humorous. It’s nice to know you are not alone when some days it can certainly feel like you are….with the exception of the insistent tug on your sleeve and the whine of ‘Mummy play cars with me’ that is of course!
However, what my blog has really led me to exploring is the option of writing as, not only a passion, but also as a career – and when I say career I say that in as far as ‘a career which you do for love not money’ as, trust me, there is very little money (if any!) in writing. Plus, I am certainly not suggesting that JK Rowling should start quaking in her boots, nor even E.L.James for that matter (although I am sure that even I could cobble something together better than that 50 shades malarkey), and nor am I under any illusion that I am anything more than a very small fish in a VERY large pond, but everyone has to start somewhere right? So for the time being, I am certainly indulging myself in the luxury of having a bit more time to really focus on writing now that Mr T is a bit older and can entertain himself alone a little easier (yes, bad parenting 101 – put child in front of movie with chocolate). So if the blog seems somewhat sporadic at the moment, please bear with me as my focus has been elsewhere for the past few months as I try to follow my dream of getting regularly published.
But for now, thank you for visiting and coming along for the ride and here’s to an exciting year ahead!