Full disclosure: this is going to be more of a "personal" post than usual. There will be no pinterest worthy images, no links and lists. Just my thoughts. After more than a week of a non blogging streak, I hesitate to share this post. I just. cant. blog.
I know why, a little bit.
I am not a photographer and am fully aware that my pictures need help. I have been stressing about the quality of photos and about whether the photo is pinterest ready or not for months. I don't know how to take great pictures of my awesomely thrifted outfits. There are a lot of things I am good (even great) at. But blogging is not one of them. For someone like me, that is quite hard to admit. To admit, to recognize...and to continue. So often I feel that if this blog isn't "professional" enough then its probably not worth my time or yours.
But I know that is not true. For me, I need to blog. For me, blogging started as a way to connect. Blogging (for me and so many others) is not about bragging, or anything like that. Blogging and posting on FB is about connecting and sharing experiences and taking those connections to in person interactions.
Blogging is pushing me to lean new things, some of which hurt my head. Blogging is reminding me that I CAN walk away and pick back up again. Blogging is reminding me that I am ME. Blogging is forcing me to stop comparing myself to famous bloggers who do what they do so well. Because blogging is not #1 for me. It is not my job, so why am I comparing this hobby, this outlet of mine to other brilliant women whose blogs are their work, women who have put in the time and effort to make their blogs great? I need to be fair to myself.
Where does all this lead? I think, here: as women, as bloggers, as mothers....we need to be fair to ourselves and give ourselves a break. Really.