Thursday, December 17, 2015

Figuring Out This Whole Blog Thing Again

When I started this blog in 2011, I was a totally different person.  I was a coupon-clipping, money saving, deal scoring, young mom.  I had recently quit my job to stay home with my two daughters, and in doing so, I became quite frugal gal.  It was necessity.  If we didn't cut a ton of expenses, I couldn't be home with them.  And my heart was to be home with them.  So I made it work.

I began blogging thinking that I would post deals and coupon match ups and what not, but I quickly realized that the blogging world was full of people who did that very well, and quite frankly, it was exhausting typing it all up.  I started to post crafty things we did around the house.

At some point I returned to teaching for a bit.  My posts began to include resources I created for teaching.  I continued to post tidbits about budgeting, how to save money, and creating financial plans for the holidays.

I fell in love for the first time with making my own food from scratch, and soon thereafter, I think I became a DIY food from scratch blogger.  I made everything from marshmallows to yogurt and blogged my way through it.

Then I became a homeschooler, so naturally, my posts reflected my new-found life.  Homeschooling ideas, crafts, projects, and more started popping up on my blog.  My husband and I also discovered a love for wood-working and building our own furniture.

And then I'm pretty sure I just got insanely busy after starting my own Kindermusik music & movement business, and I dropped off planet "blog" altogether.

As you can see, I'm a totally different person, with my blog reflecting all these little changes along the way.  I haven't been blogging lately.  I've been busy, yes, but I think mostly I felt uninspired.  I've realized lately that perhaps it's not that I'm uninspired (we should always be inspired by SOMETHING, right?), but more so that I was not inspired to blog about the things that I used to, or to write in the way I used to.  Perhaps I just needed to remind myself that my interests are always changing, and it's okay to let my blog do the same.

And so I'm here, confessing that I WANT to blog, but I'm still figuring out what that looks like for me right now.  I'm a 29 year old woman, married for almost 11 years.  I have four children ages 8 & under.  I run a music business and teach classes to young children several hours each week.  I'm a Jesus lover.  A great-tv shows watcher.  A choir organizer.  A teacher to my children.  A housekeeper.  A shuttle driver.  A household accountant.  A builder.  A painter.  A chef.  And...hopefully again...a blogger.

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