Today concludes my 31 day writing challenge.
I feel like so much changed in a month. Riley is a month older. I’m a month wiser (eh, maybe?). And my Mama Heart is a month bigger. Crazy how much happens in 31 days.
I started this lil’ ol’ blog to be a record of my life. To capture updates on my adventures of being married, and now, a Mama. I honestly thought my Mom and Merfman might be the only ones that read it. I still think that.
I’m humbled and genuinely surprised when I see people IRL (hehe) and they say that they love reading my blog. Seriously.
I mean, I know people out there are reading it – I’m just amazed at who. It’s so cool.
I recently found that my blog stats track where my blog is being read. Yea, like where in the world. Places like India and Argentina. Say whaa? My little corner of the interwebs made it all the way over there? Crazy.
I’ve had people tell me I’m “a good writer” and this blows my mind. First of all, thank you. And second – I’ve never thought of myself as a writer. I work for one of the most brilliant writers in television today, and I never think I’m writing to write. I ramble on about silly things and plunk away on my laptop during Merfbaby naptime, pretending I’m telling a story to my friends and family. That’s sort of what a blog is, right? Telling little stories about your life to people that want to hear about it?
Sometimes they’re funny or heartfull or just random.
But, they’re my little stories and I like telling them.
My favorite part about this whole blog thing is the universal feeling of “it’s not just me – you too?!” I get all kinds of excited when someone relates to something I wrote. I LOVE when my post made them laugh, or think or whatever. I find myself brainstorming posts when I’m taking a (speedy) shower or feeding Merfbaby at 3:00am.
I’ve learned a lot about myself in the last 31 days, and so much about my Mama Heart. I feel like I’ve found my “voice” if that makes sense, and I want to keep telling my stories. If anyone wants to listen you are more than welcome to watch this funny little sitcom that is my life, I’m happy to share it with you.
Thanks for reading :)