It’s been almost 6 months since my last blog post and boy oh boy, have I missed blogging or what……! Let’s take a few steps back and rewind to why I started blogging…It’s because I hoped to be an inspiration to others, through my personal life experiences.
I then was approached by a few brands to share my experience online with my readers, which I loved doing as I am naturally a person who loves expressing my views. There was a phase in my life where I spent more time on social media than I should have had, trying to see how many likes my post got, as an example. It’s very easy to find your head in the clouds in the blogger sphere.
Fortunately for me, I practiced self-control and gently refocused on priorities. That being said, after being at home for almost a year, I started a full-time job in February this year. Yeah…yeah, I know, I kept it very low key. After being in HR/Learning and Development for most of my life, I made a huge change in my career and am now in Sales. With a new job, comes new responsibilities, new learning and new challenges, so I’ve pretty much been absorbed in my new role and I am loving it!
However…I miss blogging! I miss the engagement with my readers – yes, you! Blogging has been my outlet to express my thoughts and feelings and opinions.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve also been thinking that it’s like a journal, one day which I hope my son will read and although I’ve always considered myself to have an unconventional and candid approach, even if it doesn’t make me likeable, keeping it real has always been important to me. Now it’s even more important, knowing that my son will one day be reading all of this and one day when I am no longer around, I’d love for him to learn about me through my blog – about what I liked, what I didn’t, what ticked me off and what made me smile.
So whilst my initial reason for blogging was to inspire and it still is, I can safely say that I now want my blog to also be a platform for my son to one day read and to learn about me through my writing.
So my dear readers, with that in mind, you can rest assured that my opinions will always be true, after all, I would not want to pretend to be something I’m not – how would my son ever know the real me – just in case for whatever reason that I’m not around for as long as I would have loved to be.
Writing a this blog post, almost six months since my last, you’re probably wondering what brought about this feeling…it’s a few things. Over the past few months, I’ve learned that life is too short to have regrets or to be untrue, to ourselves and to anyone else – I’ve always said this and felt this way, but certain circumstances in my life have recently emphasised the importance of this.
I’ve also had the unfortunate experience of being around some people that were “fake”, “pretentious” etc. and would say or do anything to be popular in the blogger sphere – to the extent that I didn’t see blogging as a positive thing – I was honestly put off blogging for a while. But I realise that this right here is my blog, my platform and I can say what I feel like. Whether other people are true or not, is not my business and why should I dislike such a wonderful platform, when I have the opportunity to use it to express myself, which is exactly what I will do.
So on that note….I’m back…….and oh so excited to be back!