Insanity of Motherhood

Motherhood, marriage, and midlife.

Things I Have Learned

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It has been two months since I have started the blog.  It feels more like two years.  I can only tell you, if you really want to make big changes in your life, start a blog.  And if you want to make yourself crazy, commit to writing the blog everyday.  It has been a great ride so far…

I have learned a lot about my self and life, writing the blog.  Keeping a daily journal about things on your mind, really does help to clarify what you value in life.  I have to admit, keeping a daily blog is not easy, but there is a lot to learn in doing it.  Here is some things I have learned so far.

Doing a blog everyday is a big committment.

As you may recall, commitments are hard for me.  I am married, have kids, have pets and own a home, but beyond that my commitments are minimal.  I am not one of those super-gals who is involved in a million things and has tons of outside commitments.  Doing a daily blog means I have to be disciplined and make sure I find time to write something.  I also have to be committed to writing the blog so it does not negatively impact the family.  This concept of committment is a BIG deal for me.

Writing is skill.  Like all skills the more you do it, the better it gets.

For years I have held on to my self-imposed label, “I am not a writer.”  I have always had thoughts and ideas to write down, but used the label as an excuse for why I was not writing.  Now the daily blog makes me get rid of the label and do what every other writer does…write.  I have noticed my writing slowly improving.  It takes less time write the blog and get the ideas down.  I still have a long way to go regarding spelling and grammar, but even that is getting slowly better.

The internet can be your friend.

Anyone who know me personally will tell you I have not been a big fan of electronic media.  I am old-fashioned in many ways and it has been very hard for me to embrace all the new media technology.  I place big restrictions for my family on how and when media can be used.  I put off getting computer for years, thinking my family would suffer if we had one in my home.  Now, I’ll admit I use the computer more than anyone.  The computer and internet have been amazing resource tools for me.  Using the internet has made my work as a mother easier.  I can research anything from career choices, parenting ideas and communicate to teachers all through the use of the internet.

Everyone has something to say.

When I first started the blog, I could not help but be filled with doubt.  The newness of the situation felt so uncomfortable.  I still struggle with this, but not as much.  I realized that everyone has things they want to talk about and so do I.  It is not necessary to have everyone read everything I write or to have every person agree with what I say.  What is important is to recognize, we all have things to say.  It is okay to find a way to express yourself and your life.  Everyone can write and be heard.

I love my husband.

I love the man I married.  I really do.  I would have given up long ago, on many things in life, if not for his unwavering support.  He is often times more confident in me, than I am.  He does not allow me to wallow in the sea of self-doubt.  My husband is a kind friend, who allows me to talk about the blog as much as I need to.  He is proud of me for doing something so new and tells me often.  I love the guy.

Just in case you forgot…the blog is a one year gig.  I have ten more months to go.  I take each day at a time, with the blog.  Some days are harder than others, but I ‘ll get there.

Thanks for being with me.  I would not be writing the blog, without knowing you are reading.  It means a lot to me.

Peace and Joy.

Author: insanityofmotherhood

Mom of three boys, wife, educator, and all around nice gal in the middle of a midlife something. It's not a crisis, but it's something…

2 thoughts on “Things I Have Learned

  1. If you keep writing, I’ll keep reading. These are very enjoyable and I feel like I know you again 🙂

  2. Thank you Andrea! I think that is what a blog is. Letting people inside your world to get to know you better. I’ll keep writing!

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