Monday, April 10, 2017

This Is Not That Kind of Inspirational Blog

When I created this blog I knew I wanted it to be about inspiration, motivation, creativity, self improvement, tips, life hacks, crafting, DIY, and spirituality.

I had one rather huge problem. I'm not an expert on these things. Not at all.

I'm a 41 year old blocked aspiring and still unpublished writer. I have a dream of creating art, crafts, and DIY projects. I'm a widowed single mother of five kids ages 4, 13, 16, 21, and 23. My late husband died ten years ago and I still haven't remarried. I'm about twenty pounds overweight. I haven't updated my wardrobe in a long time and rarely do things to make myself feel pretty. My house is generally a disaster. I'm constantly stressed out and never make time for spirituality. I struggle with depression, mood swings, and anxiety. Financially, I live check to check. I make enough to cover the bills and put food on the table but not much else. Instead of helping make the world a better place, I just complain about it on social media. Obviously, my attitude about life is pretty pessimistic. I probably could go on but you get the idea...

So why on earth would I think I should write a blog? I was tempted to just forget whole thing. Then I had this small seed of an idea. What if I blogged about my journey trying to improve myself? What if I read self help books, websites, and blogs and tried what they suggest then wrote about what happens? What if I read books about creativity, I tried Pinterest ideas, and took pictures of what I end up with? What if instead being like those other inspirational websites that show you how awesome they already are and how you can be just like them, I showed you how awesome I'm trying to be and what I'm doing to get that way?

I will also be blogging about all the things I love. This blog is actually an amalgam of all the blogs I have had in the last eight years. These were about books, writing, art, crafts, parenting, feminism, and Goddess spirituality. I know the blog is starting out as a hot mess as I try combining all these things. But like I described earlier, I'm kind of a hot mess.

I have no idea where this journey is going to take me. I'm excited and scared. You know what they say - a journey begins with a single step...or in this case, a blog post.

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