This year, I am not going to try and be an image of what I think perfect is. I’m going to embrace the beautiful and messy moments that make up motherhood. I will continue to apologize when I lose my shit. I will continue to lose track of time just sitting and admiring them. I will continue to take breathers when I’m feeling overwhelmed. I will continue to ask Luis on a daily basis if he also thinks our boys are the most amazing things ever. I will continue to thoroughly enjoy my alone time. I will continue to take care of myself so that I can take care of my sons. I will remember that I am important too. That I am human. And that my boys need to see me mess up more than they need to see me perfect.
Honestly, no one read my blog for a long time. And then I started interacting with a few bloggers, leaving them comments and they’d visit my blog, and this would go on back and forth. And from these exchanges, a lot of those bloggers became real friends. I even met one of them, she was awesome. This past year blogging got a lot more real for me. I started getting more personal and open in my writing. I stopped commenting on other blogs just to get a comment back…I realized how much I actually enjoyed reading blogs just as much as I enjoyed blogging. Every single blog I stumble upon inspires me in some way. Or I should say the blogger behind the blog inspires me. I am a better, more inspired person because of the blogging world.
As I was going through my journal, a loose paper was tucked in the back and I pulled it out to see what it was. On there I had written in July that I wanted to be featured on The Huffington Post. I think my face hurt from smiling so big in that moment. That was a huge goal of mine and I can’t even quite tell you why. What’s so special about The Huffington Post, I don’t really know. But I wanted to be on it and I was. It helped me to see that things I don’t really think are that possible are totally possible.
Some of my goals I’m writing down for my blog this year include more purposeful writing, monetizing, and getting better at promoting my posts so that my pageviews increase.
I want to keep some of my monthly usuals around, the posts that document my life because I love to read back over those. But I do want to try and cut out a lot of the random posts and challenge myself to writing more content rich posts. Something that people can walk away from feeling inspired/entertained/informed, etc.
And I definitely want to get my monetizing on this year! I’ve held beliefs that I can’t make money from blogging and that I’m bad at it, yadda yadda. Not anymore. I think my new motto for this year is just going to be anything is possible. Because anything is possible!
Thank you to anyone and everyone who has ever commented here. I always eagerly check each comment, filled with excitement that people actually stop by my blog. And thank you to everyone who has shared or liked my posts, I was really taken aback by the support and love I received when my post was on HuffPo. You guys made me feel so good and excited and proud…THANK YOU.
I hope you all have an awesome, magical 2015! This year will be our best one yet!