A few months ago my daughter, Charlotte asked me what career I would have if I could do anything. I had honestly been thinking about my career and what I might like to do in the next few years recently. But I was a little surprised when the first thing that came to mind was a blogger. Blogging has been something I had thought about for a while but never had really thought I had the courage or know how to start one. Charlotte was excited to hear me talk about this idea. Her enthusiasm was contagious and that day I started thinking about the reality of it.
We put that conversation to rest and honestly I didn’t think about it until later in the summer. It wasn’t until the kids and I started gearing up to go back to schooI I started to think about a new chapter for me. Even though it has been many years since I’ve had to personally get ready for a new school year, Fall continues to feel like a time of new beginnings. My youngest is starting his final year of preschool which means sooner that I’d like I will not have anyone at home with me all day. My days are numbered in having a full time buddy in my house.
Many of my friends are in similar situations and are trying to find their way in this new season of life. Mothering is still a very hands on job in this chapter. Yet it is also at a point that there is a little bit of breathing room to start looking inward and reigniate those dreams and ambitions that have been put on the back burner during those earlier years of childrearing.
I have loved reading blogs for several years now. It has been a great source of guidance, entertainment and support. I first began browsing blogs as a way to seek out information as a new mom. Now, I’ve been following some of those same blogs for years and have enjoyed watching these moms and their families grow.
Hitting the “publish” button is probably one of the hardest things I will have to do with this blog. The technical stuff sure wasn’t easy either but the “hard” work is the stuff that is more personal –sharing my heart.
My kids, especially my only daughter Charlotte, are so excited about this new journey I am taking. It has really made me realize how much our kids are watching us. While I hope I can provide a bit of inspiration and ideas for fellow moms, most importantly I want to my kids to see that we never should stop learning, growing and trying new things!