FINDING MY VOICE
One of the side benefits of starting a blog is learning to hear my own voice. For a long time my voice was lost in the noise of what everyone else was saying, shouting or declaring. I didn't know that I had anything different to offer until I took the time to stop and settle and put my thoughts down in a coherent fashion.
FOLLOWING MY OWN RULES
So, I've given up on following the rules, I don't bombard Pinterest boards with my blog pics, I try not to swamp my Facebook page with my blog posts, I haven't taken up Tweeting or Instagram-ing. It's just not who I am - to be out there selling myself to the (mostly) uninterested masses. I know that there is a fine line between avoiding self promotion and having a blog that nobody can find or read, and I'm walking that line very narrowly, but that's okay and feels right for me.
OWNING WHO I AM
What I have come to realize is that who I am, and what I believe in, aren't really in line with becoming a world renown writer. I want to write what comes from my heart, I want to encourage others who are at the same age and stage as me to enjoy every minute of it. I want to interact and connect with people without having to sell my soul to achieve that.
What you find on my blog is me......I will always be honest, I may not always write what other people want to read, it will just be me putting my thoughts and my heart out there and hoping that somewhere in cyberspace there will be others who are walking the same path and who are finding joy in this crazy world we live in.
I'm not political, I'm not particularly fashionable, and I have very little interest in makeup or nail varnish. I'm not a foodie, I don't drink wine, and I have no understanding of vegan, tofu, dairy-free/gluten free dining. But I'm pretty optimistic about life in general, I'm occasionally 'religious' - (that's part of who I am), I love my husband, kids, grandbaby, friends, and cats, learning from my mistakes, and taking the tough times in life and turning them around.
This is my blog, this is my voice and that is enough for me. I hope it's enough for others too. x