I have decided I am going to shift directions here in a major way. When I first started blogging it was for two reasons.
The first reason I started blogging was because I was entering a ton of giveaways before they got so out of control with Rafflecopter and I loved the thought of hosting giveaways and doing reviews; little did I know it was a total pain in the rear end. The second reason I started blogging is because I have always had a desire to be a writer, ask my brother and anyone who knew me growing up. Lately it feels like I am trying too hard to make my blog something it isn't: an awesome Mommy Blog.
Let's face it folks, my kids are not small in fact I only have 1 child who isn't already in double digits and my life is based around the teenagers or tweens. I do not live in a metropolitan area, in fact, I don't know if I ever want to live all the time in the city again. I am not rich, don't have a glamorous job and if you knew the real me, I mean the every day me, I don't fit into the cookie cutter that I feel many mom bloggers fit in.
This past year has been a different kind of year for me in terms of getting my life in order and I like it. My family has become very important, my town, my county, my job, my school, my life. I have cut people out of my life who are toxic and reevaluated others who maybe weren't toxic but were not good for me at that moment. I have tried hard to be involved in community activities and I actually know a few people where I live now.
So, in an effort to shift directions, I will start doing photo a day starting June 1st not because I need content to fill my blog but in an effort to become better at taking photographs and of course you can join along on your blog and do the same if you would like. I will also do monthly Journal entries as a way to improve my writing.
My blog is going to be focused on my family and my community. Instead of running to Dallas every time I get invited to do something, I would rather tell you the goings on right where I live. Some of my friends say I am crazy for wanting to live here, afterall, there is nothing to do. I look around and I tell them there is lots that goes on and I am going to be the information source for it all. I am going to make an effort to make events in the community and to ensure I am letting the world know just how great my little neck of the woods is.
If I have already promised a review: I have 2 book reviews and 2 giveaways posting by the end of the month, I will still honor those but unless you are from my area, I will no longer host company sponsored reviews, giveaways or attend events not hosted here.
Thank you for understanding my life needs to go in a different direction.
Has anything happened in your life this year to make you rethink things?