So, I’m totally a blogger now.
Yep, the rumours are true! Since I hadn’t crammed enough into this year already….I’ve decided to add blogger to the list and just see what happens!
Here’s how it started: I’ve always wanted to try my hand at blogging, as I quite like to write stuff down (I have a memory like a sieve) and I thought maybe I could find enough interesting/amusing things to write about for people to actually read it. Then, the terror of people actually reading it kicked in and I got a bit scared. I mean, what if I’m publicly ridiculed? or privately ridiculed? or another type of ridiculed that I’m not even aware of?!
So I thought about it, and as I reflected I realised a few things. 2014 has been a huge year for me. I was on Maternity leave and due to return to work in April (Yuck!) and just prior to that my brother was getting married in Thailand so we were taking our 7 month old on her first overseas holiday (I know what you’re thinking – her first overseas trip at 7 months old?! Why did you wait so long!)
So off we went on a fabulous family holiday to Thailand and Singapore (where our blonde hair/blue eyed baby was very well received and now features in many random Asian family albums) only to return to Australia and be told that my job of 6 years was no longer there – I’d been made redundant! Not the news you are hoping to receive after a nice relaxing holiday, but I wasn’t all that upset since 1. I wasn’t that keen to return to work anyways and 2. I had a redundancy payout that meant I could stay home a bit longer with my baby! win/win really!
Now for anyone that knows me, you’ll know that I can’t be stagnant for too long, and at some point I figured that being a SAHM to a 7 month old wasn’t keeping me busy enough (That’s not true at all obviously, in reality I was probably drunk or something) so in my sleep-deprived state I decided I was going start my own business! (Pineapple Traders – in case you were wondering) It all seemed so fun and easy at the time. I look back now and wonder what the hell I was thinking, and I won’t bore you with the details of how I’d child-rear during the day and then work on the business into the wee hours of the night, or how I managed to work out what the heck I was doing since I’d never had my own business before, but guess what? I did! AND I hadn’t failed miserably! I’d worked my ass off and it had paid off.
It was with that victory fresh in my mind, and with a toddler who is now sleeping through the night that I decided wanted to do something that was a bit of fun and didn’t involve me driving to the post office everyday….so here we are! I’m totally blogging!
Now I don’t want this blog to be ALL about me (I’m not that up myself!) instead, I want it to be all about you guys too! I think becoming a Mum gives you a confidence and a courage that perhaps you didn’t possess prior to birthing and raising a human, and that’s what this blog is all about! Being a Mum and everything that comes along with the territory: Happiness, insomnia, boredom, craziness, anger, hunger, weight-loss, weight-gain, fear, guilt, memory-loss (have I forgotten anything?!) and of course, that special badge of honour that basically means you can do ANYTHING!
So let’s all raise our hands to the sky, and let the world know: “I’m a Mama! I’m awesome! I can do anything!” (Except maybe find the time to shave those armpits, in which case maybe don’t raise those hands to the sky, maybe just pop them down instead and sway them with your elbows fixed at your sides? No judgement though!)
Lets start by you all telling me what’s been your biggest victory since becoming a Mama? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be child-related either!).
Ps: How did I go? I’d love your feedback (Read: praise and over the top accolades). Alternatively, if you read this and thought it was crap…tell me that too, but maybe just open with a compliment first? like “OMG! You look amazing in those tracksuit pants! Oh and hey, how bad was your first blog post?!” Thanks Girlfriends!