I just started working with a career coach. I’ve been feeling stuck in my career for a while. Like, years. While I have always enjoyed my job and found a lot of self-satisfaction with supporting myself and being of service to others, I have felt that there is more I could be doing, but I have no idea what exactly that is or what it looks like.
So I’m looking back on certain milestones and events in my life to pull out what about that time was the “reason to live juice” that moved me forward, and any noticeable obstacles or setbacks that may be influencing me today. As I scrolled through my photos, social media, and other resources that I’ve used to document my life, I found myself scrolling through my old blog, my first blog Munchies ‘n’ Marvels. I rebranded to this blog a few years after starting M&M, when I wanted to do less “mommy blogging” and more focused health and fitness stuff.
But I read my old M&M posts, and by no means are they pulitzer nominees, but I felt this beautiful, nostalgic wistfullness of that time. It was a diary, a photo album of a slice of my life. Sure, I mostly blogged about what I was eating and what the kids are doing. But that’s the stuff I like to talk about, what interests me. At some point, someone (I shan’t mention names) told me that type of content was boring and I would never be a successful blogger if that’s what I talk about.
But now, nearly a decade later and looking back, I know that person was wrong. Blogging was never about success. Blogging was about my creative outlet, a way to express myself and make sense of my world, and share what’s important to me. I miss it terribly. Even my crappy photos. I used to take photos of everything al lthe time in case I wanted to use them in my blog posts. Now I hardly take any, especially of myself and the kids, and I’m realizing that the lack of documentation makes me sad. This is the best way for me to preserve my memories, to watch myself and my family grow on my life path. I will never be a professional blogger. This will always be a hobby, a creative outlet. And that’s perfectly fine.
I’m starting a new business, a Whole30 health coaching business (rockyourroadwellness.com), and I want it to be good. I want to feel good about what I’m creating. And that’s always what this has been. To create something good that I feel proud of.
So I’m back. Maybe just for today, just for my annual post. But word-vomiting on this page gives me so much relief and strength and joy. I love sharing my words with you as I share bits of my life with you.
Go make it a great day 🙂