So why did I start to blog?
When I was younger, I had TONS of hobbies.
I loved snow skiing, I played the clarinet, I was obsessed with basketball, I was artistic and creative, I would engage in crafting regularly, joined book clubs, even started my own cleaning “business” .
But once I had my first child, I did what most women who have children do, I threw myself into mommy-hood.
Out were the days of creating a great coaster project made out of mosaic tiles and in went endless nights of rocking a baby.
Out went Sundays spent at the ski slopes, in went Sundays at Chuck E Cheese.
Basically, I swapped all my creative juices for being the mommy that I thought I should be.
Then one day I was reading an article about doing “what is right for your soul” and it asked me what my hobbies were and I stopped cold.
“Hobbies? Oh that’s easy..…..”
“Let me just think here…..”
It was then I realized that in the process of being this “super mommy”, I had kind of lost myself.
Where did she go?
What does she like to do when the kids aren’t around?
Who is she?
I had nothing left over at the end of each day to even think about ME.
I felt guilty if I wanted to spend any time or money on me.
So I didn’t.
My husband has hobbies, golf, basketball, sports in general and although he doesn’t get to enjoy these activities as much as he used to when he was a single guy, he still revisits them from time to time guilt-free (at least no guilt from me). I didn’t have that, even with the greatest hubby on earth (in my opinion).
So after this eye opening article, I made a decision that I needed to do something for me.
Let’s see….I don’t like to sew, I am not at all handy with power tools and I am not good at painting/artsy stuff…what to do, what to do.
Then one day, I logged on to the computer and saw an email from Blogger about the blog I forgot about.
I created it back in 2008, wrote one post and then never returned to it (Typical WAB)
And it sparked something inside me.
I want to write again.
And so I did.
They say to be a good writer you should write about what you love.
So I do and I hope you know that having loyal followers who are reading this blog every week is just a bonus.
Thank you for taking this journey along with me.
And now, I have a hobby.
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