So it turns out I’m not very good at keeping a blog! I started this blog with every intention of writing about my ‘little adventures’ but turns out the thought of having to remember to take social media worthy photos and then sit down and type away took away enjoying the moment.
I’ve tried to set a style with my Instagram feed, featuring quotes that resonate with me (and hopefully you) at particular points in my posts. But turns out I’m not very good at keeping that consistent (but I do love finding the quotes). Also turns out my images are sometimes not that great and trying to find the right angle or the right light just pisses me off.
But you know what, that is OK! In a world where everything on social media has to be perfectly styled or perfectly captured, I’m OK with not being absolutely perfect. I don’t want to be a slave to creating the perfect Instagram feed. Sure it would be amazing to have an account with 100’s of 1000’s of followers, but I just want to enjoy what I am doing. And if I’m truly honest, sometimes a not so great image actually captures the moment perfectly.
The last 6 weeks has seen my family celebrating lots of moments that I would have loved to write about, but every time I sat down to do it, it took away from another moment that I really didn’t want to miss (or I was just too damn tired to be bothered).
We’ve had two birthday celebrations in my family – my eldest turned 17 and my youngest turned 12. My eldest got his Ps (it doesn’t seem that long ago I got mine, does it?) and then left year 11 to start his apprenticeship full time with his dad. I closed down my online store with a mixture of sadness but mostly relief and joy that I would now have more time for my family without the pressure and stress of a second business. And now I’m busy preparing for our trip to Florida in the coming weeks (that in itself feels like a full-time job).
So yes, there has been lots to talk about and lots to share. And yes, I was annoyed at myself for being so slack with my blog. But really, why should I be annoyed? After all, my blog is for me and if others enjoy reading it, then that is a bonus (and I must admit, a bit exciting). I’m not a professional blogger (although that would be amazing), I’m a mum, a wife, a friend, a daughter and an aunt who just likes to find adventures in the everyday and if I happen to write about them, then I’ve achieved one of my loves.
Stay tuned as I’m hoping to write about our Florida adventures – but if I don’t, you can follow us through Instagram!
PS My blog post image is from Lisa Messenger’s book, ‘Life & Love’