The Why Behind the Blog

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For a while now I have wanted to start a consistent blog, but I always struggled with the why behind it. My life seemed pretty ordinary with my work, school, sleep routine at the time, but the desire was still there. Like a lot of other moms I have come to use social media as a modern day scrapbook to share my life as a mother and share my son’s early days with the friends and family that are scattered around the country.

I believe that I have finally found the thing I want to write about! Through my very brief 9 months of motherhood I have learned and discovered so much about life and about myself that I didn’t know was there. I have come alive in so many ways through motherhood. Although it has been one of the hardest things I have ever done, it has still been the most rewarding hands down.

There are so many things on my heart to share, even though the vulnerability scares the crap out of me on most days…so let me share why I am doing this.

I am writing to of course, you the reader…

I know I have felt so understood through reading blog posts of fellow mamas going through similar things to me. What mom doesn’t go straight to google these days for every little thought, worry, symptom and to maybe even find someone else who is a voice saying “you aren’t alone!” I hope to be that voice to you other mamas to reassure you that you aren’t alone in the wide array of feelings you experience through the days of early motherhood.

I am also writing for my family spread around the country…

 

Lots of you know what it is like to have loved ones who live far…I am blessed that most of my family is within the same state as we are. But they are still far enough away that the little day to day thoughts and photographs are missed, I want a place to document some of my thoughts about motherhood and life as a young wife. I want my loved ones to feel included and for my mom/pregnant brain to not get in the way of some of these precious memories!

And lastly, I am writing for myself…

I have always found a lot of freedom in writing out my thoughts and feelings. I just have always been too afraid to open up and share those thoughts. Writing is a creative outlet that I have always felt unqualified for. I am not great at it and I sometimes ramble through captions. But nonetheless I do enjoy putting words to my feelings and experiences and not only that, but going back and reading them in the future and reminiscing on those times in my life. And with my first year of motherhood already about to pass me by, I want to preserve those thoughts in a place that I can go back and read them someday. So I can remember the days of two small babies so close in age. And all the diapers, all the mom wins and fails, and all the thoughts and feelings that come along with the experience.

I’d love to have you along for the journey!

Ashley