So why did I start a blog, to begin with?
When I was younger, I had lots 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 in 2000, I did what a lot of women who have children do: I threw myself into mommy-hood.
Out went the days of creating a great coaster project made out of mosaic tiles and in came endless nights of rocking a baby.
Out went Sundays spent at the ski slopes, in came 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 even is she?
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 single, he still revisits them from time to time.
So after reading the above article, I made a decision that I needed to reconnect with myself and find a new hobby.
The problem was that I didn’t have a lot of hobby-like things I liked to do. I don’t like to sew, I am not at all handy with power tools, and I am not good at painting/artsy stuff.
Around this time, I logged on to the computer to check email and saw an email notification from Blogger about a blog I had forgotten all about.
I created it back in 2008 when Ella was a newborn to keep an online journal for myself. I wrote one post and then never returned to it (Typical WAB).
It sparked something inside me.
I want to write again!
And so I did just that.
They say to be a good writer you should write about what you love.
So that’s what I am doing.
I hope you know that having loyal followers who are reading this blog every week is just a bonus.
Thank you so much for taking this journey along with me.
And now, I have a hobby.