I can’t believe that I’ve failed already with this blog. I really started working on my blog this summer. I promised myself that I would write and publish a post every Friday. For two Fridays in a row, there have been no posts. How can I have a successful blog if I never post? The truth is, I can’t be successful if I don’t put the time and effort into it. Just like motherhood, I feel like I’m failing at this whole thing.
Blogging is an outlet for me that I didn’t know I needed. I WANT to be a success at this gig. Why? I want other Moms to know that they are not alone. You’re not the only one struggling to balance your own needs with your family’s needs. You’re not the only one who feels guilty for wanting something separate and special just for yourself. You’re more than just a Mom, and you have the right to want something that makes you feel good inside!
Blogging has literally kept me up at night. I go over and over in my head what to write. Last night, I went to the movies instead of working on my blog. I went to bed at midnight feeling guilty knowing another Friday had gone by without a post to my blog. This morning, I woke up at 5:30am (on a Saturday!) filled with guilt. I laid there for 10 minutes, and finally decided to get out of bed and work on my blog before the kids woke up.
My computer was all set up, and I was typing away. I glanced up to look out my window and stopped in my tracks. Outside my window, were two young bucks dancing and playing in my yard! All of the sudden, two more deer appeared. I watched them nibble on the grass and chase each other around the yard for about a half hour. It was a beautiful thing to witness. I can’t even describe how awesome it was to see them hanging out right behind my house! It was an opportunity that I wouldn’t have had if I’d slept in late.
There are two points to this post, my Friend.
First of all, it’s A-Okay to want something for yourself! You were a person filled with hopes and dreams before motherhood, and you still are a person after motherhood. (Even though some days you don’t feel exactly human…) So you’re still allowed to have hopes and dreams for yourself!
Point number two is about time. We are successful based on the amount of time and effort we put into something or someone. Ideally, I would not have been up at 5:30am working on my blog, but I can’t be successful if I don’t put in the time.
Bonus Point: In those moments when we’re striving for success, we just need to make sure we pause and look up so we don’t miss the beautiful moment that we’re in!
Wishing you success and beautiful moments,
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