I’ve been having a back and forth discussion with myself on whether or not I want to keep The Baby Project; given how far I have fallen behind on it. The initial plan was to use that as my infertility blog1, to talk about the journey and the trials associated with trying to get pregnant via IVF, but as time went on I found that I was always falling behind. Due to the treatments and the side effects of all of the medications, I didn’t have the drive nor the motivation to truly write about my journey, so rather than fake it, I decided I would just let things die and now I’m at a crossroad.
I could continue on with it, do a series of posts to catch up to where we are now, and then continuing to use it to document my life as a new mother or I could let it die next year and transfer all the contents here. Both options sound appealing in their own ways but I don’t know if I have the desire or drive to maintain two blogs. I’m not as young and idealistic as I used to be.
A lot of people have this aversion to being considered a “mommy blogger” or having their personal blog shift to mommy blogging and while I can definitely understand where they are coming from, for me, I just don’t care. Because guess what?
I AM A MOM.
And with that territory comes the knowledge and the understanding that I will discuss my children and my life as a mom on my personal blog. What’s the point of it being personal if you feel the need to limit the content that you write about, especially personal content about the life you live day in and day out? Plus, it doesn’t mean that will be the ONLY thing that I discuss. I still have hobbies and interests outside of being a mom. The key and something I think I will have to learn is finding a way to balance being a mom and being an individual. It’s not impossible and it’s one of my main goals for the new year.
Find that balance. Hold on to a piece of my individual self, even when everyone and everything is constantly dragging me in the direction of “You’re a mom now” and everything else is secondary.
Well, I disagree, I am and always have been multi-faceted. I am a wife, but I’m also an individual who enjoys web design and development, gaming, reading, interior design, etc., and I plan to do everything I can to ensure that doesn’t change.
My one and only resolution for the New Year is not to lose myself as I jump feet first in to the waters of parenthood.
When it comes to being a mom or just balancing the multiple roles you have; what techniques do you employ? Are they effective?
In light of my commitment to ensure I don’t lose a piece of myself as I transition to being a mom, I have taken up planning;. Admittedly, I’m still trying to find my grove and find time to consistently plan, but I did find that when I was planning consistently, it helped to keep me motivated and on task. With that in mind, I’d like to invite you to join me on this journey and have decided to conduct a giveaway!
2016 Happy Planner Giveaway
Rules, Terms, & Giveaway Information
- The giveaway is open to US entries ONLY except where prohibited by law unless otherwise noted. No purchase is necessary. The prize(s) and value of the prize(s) are listed above. All prizes will be awarded.
- You must be 13 years or older to participate.
- The giveaway will begin on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 12:00am MST(AZ) and will end on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 11:59pm MST(AZ)
- The winner will be announced on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10:00am MST(AZ)
- The winner has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
- The planner will be shipped out as timely as possibly, however I ask that you please allow up to 2-4 weeks for prize delivery after confirmation.
- And hopefully, eventually about parenthood and my adventures as a mom. ↩