Guess who’s back, back again… Shady’s back…tell a friend.
Yup – it’s stuck in your head now. #sorrynotsorry (and yes, I realize that I just referenced two different Eminem songs).
I am back to blogging – and not just blogging occasionally. I’ve got an arsenal set up and ready to go. Even better – I think I’ve finally found my voice, and it’s been a while.
I started this blog five years ago in April. Five whole years ago. I started it as a place to share my growth and my journey in the messiness of motherhood. Writing has always been an outlet for me, putting myself out there is not something that has ever been comfortable for this introvert. But who said growth is ever comfortable. My blog was the first place I started putting myself out there and have made many friends because of it.
When I started writing my first baby boy was only four months old. I had already learned about mom guilt and the pressure to be a Pinterest perfect mom, I had wanted to be a mom for as long as I could remember and there I was with a four-month-old feeling defeated and not cut out for the job. I needed an outlet, someplace I could share the rawness and the mess. Some place I could document the growth and the normal happenings of motherhood. I wanted to be able to share so that I could inspire and encourage other moms that they weren’t alone on that journey just as I felt.
I quickly fell in love with writing and sharing. But I was still very select in what I shared and how much I shared. As time went on and my shop (Buccio Baby Shop) took precedence over my blog – both in time and priority – I tried to use my blog to benefit my shop. During that time I felt very lost in my writing. Trying to be something I wasn’t and share very shallow pieces thinking that was what my audience wanted to hear. Not that they were bad pieces/posts, just not true to me and my blog. I lost my voice.
So here I am, reminiscing about the last five years and ready to start this new chapter of bringing my blog back. Want to check out my very first blog post? Click here
My promise and my goal are that I will stay real, share life, and write true to my voice. Five years ago, I would have never been able to share all that my journey was bringing me through – and even though I am still elbows deep in motherhood, I have found my voice again. So ready or not – here I come! Oh, and I’ve got a couple surprises up my sleeve 🙂