I belong to an awesome community, a community of Mom's that support each other through the good, the bad, and the ugly of parenting. Many of these Mom's have now become my near and dear friends, which I will forever be grateful for.
There's been a 'blog challenge' and I hope to be able to keep up with it weekly. Sadly, I've had virtually no time to blog with changes at work (trying to decide how much I want to discuss that here) and when I'm at home, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of a computer in the evenings or on the weekends.
Why do you blog? What do you hope to get out of this challenge?
I blog for me. Initially, the blog was to remind me of the little changes, to get the neverending thoughts of being pregnant, having a baby and now having a toddler out in a form that I could look back on. I'm happy I started blogging when I did. It's exciting to look back on when I found out we were expecting, on telling Nick, on finding out the gender, sharing news with our families and friends. Looking back on the colicky times (although I didn't blog a lot about those, not enough time and they were difficult.
The trials of breastfeeding, working, being a working mother. Reminders to be true to who I am, not lose myself in the process of wake up, work, Jenna, bed, crash. I blog to remember. Mommy-amnesia is real, people!
I've also been able to use the blog to open up about my real feelings, share my photos, share my life. I used it to write Jenna a monthly letter and I hope to print those letters up and give them to her for her birthday one year.
I hope these challenges really 'force' me to not forget to make time to make memories. To get me writing. I really don't want to forget anything. I want to be able to look back on the blog and remember that today Jenna signed please and SAID it, too for the first time. I want to remember how hard it is to throw myself into work and leave it behind to throw myself into my family when I get home. The conflict of having a working dinner meeting and stepping away from my loving and supportive husband and my little girl as she blows me kisses goodbye.
I just want to be able to remember how life is RIGHT NOW.