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During the time of working the blog’s new look, I also did some thinking about content.
This blog is supposed to be a representation of me, my life, and where we are. Afterall, my tagline is: Once there. Now here. Later elsewhere.
I have that line for (what seems to me anyway) a fairly obvious and specific reason. The title of this blog is also: Life Breath Present. I created this quote: “Remember to Live a life Full of breath and be present in all the Moments offered to you.” when I created the blog as a way to explain my purpose here.
In all of this, Life is the cornerstone. My life, as it is and the ways in which I choose to embrace my life for now and always.
As I’ve been figuring out blogging, living life, and experiencing changes both within myself and in my overall life, I’ve kept a pretty simple blog. Occasionally I’ll mention something that’s a little heavier. Sometimes I post on some other aspects of living my life, like crochet or cooking. Mostly though I talk about Baby Boy and being a Mom and Heart-Wife to Hun. Therefore, my blog has generally been kinda light.
In some ways, I like it that way. In others not so much. See, I’m much more than a Mom and Heart-Wife. I’m not just either of those titles. I’m not just any one of any thing I do. I enjoy crafting and creating, cooking, and reading, too. I’m also a Dreamer and a Thinker and a bit of a Researcher and an aspiring Photographer and an Advocate and a Breastfeeding Encourager and a formerly practicing Social Worker and a Sister and an Aunt and a Daughter and a Friend.
See, so there’s more to me than is often revealed on my blog. And as a result, I’m going to talk about more of these things.
In other words I’ll talk more about me and my life, my thoughts, my beliefs, my opinions, and my full living. Because there’s so much to living life and being who I am. There’s so much I’m still learning, about me, about motherhood, and having my own real and true family. I’m still finding out how to navigate a real, true, committed, and forever partnership. Plus, I’m still figuring ways to fit all the parts of me into, well, me.
Further, I don’t want to limit myself in some of these other areas when it comes to my blog because then I’m not really being authentic and true to myself, I’m not allowing myself to bud freely.
And, at least for right now, I’m sticking with a 3 posts a week schedule. The idea of posting 3 days a week works better for me. This means I can create more quality content. Quality in my opinion anyway.
Plus, the stress of trying to figure something to write and promote 5 days a week puts me in the “not wanting to” category more than the “wanting to” category. Besides, if I’m going to expand on some of the topics I write and talk about here in this safe space, then I want to think about that, not about the fact that I don’t have something planned or I need to write and edit a post that I’m not as interested in or that isn’t as well put together as it could be.
I also think posting only 3 days a week gives me space and time to focus on some other ideas I have for the blog, or for living life, instead of the pressure of writing 5 days a week and feeling like I don’t or can’t put much time and energy into much else. Afterall, part of the point of writing is also in living, right?
Some things won’t be changing. Using our pseudonyms (though they may change at some point) and keeping our full location undisclosed. I’m mostly just not going to box myself in as much as I have. My Career as a Mom, being a Heart-Wife to Hun, and creating a home for our family are still the biggest parts of my life. For it is without those parts that I wouldn’t be who and where I am in life today – the good, the not so great, the indifferent, the fun, nor the different and ever-changing woman I am.
Yet, in order for this blog to fully represent me it’s necessary I let a bit more of me out. I realize I may catch some flack, I may lose some of the few readers I have and that’s ok. It has to be ok. Because in my daily life it’s ok and since my daily life also includes blogging, so it is ok here too.
I hope you will stick around as these changes happen. Respectful discourse and dialogue is something I hope for and encouraged. I hope there will be love through all interactions, even in the disagreeing. I hope there will be more understanding of me and of my family and I hope there will be an acceptance of all that come to this space.
After all, even though some of the topics may be heavier, the light ones aren’t disappearing and this is to always be a safe space. So come along for the ride with me on this journey of living Life, taking Breath, and being Present.