In August 2013, I created this corner on the web. And I haven’t looked back.
After four years of working on this blog, I’ve learned the value of following your passion and not trying to “fit the mold”.
When I began Motherhood Through My Eyes, I was sitting at my desk in a small North Jersey office. I was writing during my day job as an assistant editor and coming up with online marketing goals and ways to execute them as a social media strategist for B2B companies. It was fun. I learned a lot from my colleagues and those who I met along the way, but it wasn’t my calling.
How This Blog Changed Me
After dedicating time and money on my blog, I discovered there’s more to writing than most people would like to admit.
Sure, it’s a gift — a wonderful one at that. But this gift isn’t for everyone to see. I’ve met people who don’t want to see you grow. Who offer negative feedback when you tell them about your hard work. And to those people, I’m brief.
This corner on the web has allowed me the build confidence I needed to take myself and my writing seriously.
I’ve gone through different obstacles over the years. From loving my blog to thinking about deleting it. Yet, somehow each time I think of the later, I’m reminded of why I need to keep going. I shared a post about the seven times I almost quit. You can click here to read it.
A Moment That Lasts Forever
Finding the strength to get through the tough times is what makes you a better person. As a part-time blogger and full-time mom of two (four if you’re counting the pups), I never really have a set schedule. My email is always full of new client opportunities and requests from current ones. It can get exhausting, but most of my work involves the whole family. That’s a good thing since that’s who I have hanging around me most of the day.
Through these client opportunities with my family, we’ve been able to make the most out of everyday things. We’ve added a family garden, explored different local museums, discovered services that would come in handy, and even helped welcome a new family member.
It’s amazing how much life can lead you down the right path if you just trust in your next move.
Creating Motherhood Through My Eyes has been a blessing. I’d be lying if I told you I never feel overwhelmed, but it’s a good feeling to do something that brings me joy and helps me document my journey through motherhood.
So, here’s to another four years — or more!