Life can be strange sometimes.
I recently posted about how I wanted to spend less time blogging because it wasn’t bringing me as much joy as it used to. I wanted to focus more on family and health and simplifying my life and spend less time on the computer and dealing with social media and all the things that come with blogging (like stress and lack of sleep).
And then the very night that I published that post, I got an email. A friend of Hideko’s, who is an editor at mom.me wanted to know if I’d be interested in writing for their site. I literally laughed out loud. What are the odds of being offered an opportunity like that right when I’m trying to duck out of blogging? But I thought about it long and hard. On one hand, it felt like I’d be diving back into all the things I was excited to leave behind and giving up a lot of the free time I had just opened up by stepping back from my own blog. On the other hand, I was excited by the chance to try something new. I’ve never considered myself a writer, but there are things that I’ve been wanting to document or comment on, but felt like this blog wasn’t the right place for that. And it’s paid. And I have to admit, that is huge for me.
So I’ve decided to give it a try. And I’m absolutely terrified! I’m not used to writing like this, and certainly not this often or with deadlines and *eek* an EDITOR. Yes, just last week I started a sentence with, “My editor asked me to . . .” and I had to stop and think, “WHO AM I?” But the decision that I had already made to step back from this blog allowed me to consider this new opportunity, instead of feeling overwhelmed and completely closed off to more work.
I’ll be blogging about various topics related to parenting and maybe an occasional craft or simple sewing project. I won’t be posting links on this blog regularly, unless it’s a sewing project or something huge that I want to share, but I will be posting links on my you & mie facebook page, so if you’re interested, please follow me there! You can also check out my contributor bio, follow the mom.me blog and mom.me on facebook.
Oh and my first post is up! I wrote about how much Yuki loves to pick her own funky outfits and going out in public with her has made me confront some of my own issues. Anyone else have kids with personal style that rivals Cee-lo Green or Helena Bonham Carter? Well I was embarrassed to drop off my kid at school because of her interesting style, but also unwilling to battle with her every morning while trying to get out the door. I’d love it if you checked out my post!
So yeah, life is strange. I didn’t actually think I’d be blogging MORE, but we’ll see how it goes! Maybe I’ll love it, or maybe it’s not for me. Oh and the first three pics in this post are from this past weekend. I played with my kids and made bread (it was ok, but not great – I’d love your bread recipe recommendations). I’ve been playing around more with my DSLR and trying to work on my photography skills. It’s fun! Except for the part where half of my pictures are either over or underexposed. Haha. I’m working on that.
Anyways, I hope you’re well and wish me luck on my new endeavor!