WHY I’M STARTING A BLOG

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! 2017-09-17_10-52-59_360 (2017-09-29T18_24_22.155)

7 thoughts on “WHY I’M STARTING A BLOG

  1. Awwww! Love you Mikenna ♡♡♡

    We, as Moms and Wives, tend to forget about ourselves and we come very last which in and of itself is a really great thing we have received as a gift from God. It is why God chose us to be the Mom ♡♡♡ It is also where we let it go that can be the problem i guess.

    I am so very proud of you for taking this step ♡♡♡♡ may it only give you peace, encouragement, and even more love and gratefulness for the little things♡♡♡

    Love you!

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  2. Yaaay so excited for this. I love your effort to startthis blog. I feel the same about blogging and haven’t done it yet I just subscribed and can’t wait to read amazing things from an amazing disciple.
    Love you

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  3. This is really awesome! I’m encouraged and inspired by your efforts and authenticity. I’m happy you are embracing a new and exciting journey of self discovery with courage and confidence. I’m also interested in striving toward minimal living, and look forward to you sharing some delicious, clean eating recipes. 😉 ❤

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  4. You go Mikenna! Can’t wait to hear more about the adventures you find yourself in with God and the family He has blessed you with.

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  5. Well. You didn’t love English in high school, but you clearly WERE listening! Your blog is beautiful, well written an thoughtful!!! I love seeing the growth that you have made over the past 6 years. You are truely inspiring to so many! Even me, your mom! I love you to the moon and back! And I’m so proud of you<3

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