I’ve had a few people suggest to me that I should blog in the past. But I have always thought “no way, I’m a terrible writer, I never stick with the things that I start, and I’m really just not that interesting!”. However, for the past few months I have been on a journey to find who I am – without my husband, with out my kids, my house etc. – who am I? I have really been working on assuming the best (instead of the worst) about myself, loving myself, and not caring so much about what people think of me! So here I am. Starting a blog. Will I be blogging 1..2..5..10 years from now? Who knows. But I am here now, this is me.
Reason one ⇒ Finding myself. Writing has been such a great tool for me in this journey I have set out on to find myself. So why not share it? For the past six years I have been “Mom”, and for the past three years “wife” too. While these are my favorite parts of who I am, I would like to find the other pieces too. I feel as though blogging will help to to find those pieces, express who I am and learn to love – and be secure in myself. Just me – Mikenna!
Reason two ⇒ Sharing memories. I have tried on scrapbooking, baby book keeping, slideshow making etc. and none of them have seemed to fit. I like the idea of sharing our life on here, and being able to look back on it 10 years from now and see just where we were, on this day.
Reason three ⇒ Sharing victories AND failures. Sometimes reading blogs can just be discouraging for me – seeing these families that seem so put together, with picture perfect houses, amazing vacations, and amazing recipes for dinner. And sometimes I can come away just feeling bad about myself, or like I need to do x, y, z to feel better about myself. I hope that I can create an accurate picture of our life on here, and I plan on sharing the good and the bad! The victories that we find in our parenting, the fun things we do together as a family and the struggles that we are going through.
So here is a real, not so great picture of my family – iPhone quality, in a cardboard box of pumpkins!