Welcome to Mended Mama! I am so glad you have decided to join me on this journey. For many years now I have considered starting a blog, but I always let fear get in the way. Some thoughts that ran through my head were, “There are so many mommy bloggers out there, so someone is already saying what I will say.” Or, “I don’t even know what to write about.” The root of the problem though was fear. Fear that no one would read, fear that people would think I am inauthentic, fear that I am not a good enough authority on any subject, fear of hurtful comments, and honestly, fear of all the hard work on top of the million other things I do a day. I have decided to let all of that go and move forward with my blog.
Since becoming a stay at home mom I have struggled with my sense of identity and feeling of worthiness. In my former life as a teacher and a school librarian and I felt like I was making a positive impact on the world, even if it was just a small one. After making the tough decision to stay at home after my son was born I felt like I had no purpose. Things came to a head recently when I was trying to find a job without much luck and I felt lost. One night I attended a local Christian women’s event at my church, Ember, and had an overwhelming feeling that staying home, at least for now, is what I should be doing and that I needed to start a mommy blog that explored my journey building a relationship with God and trying to be a better person, wife, and mother. So, here I am staying true to that feeling even though I am terrified and feel like I have no idea what I am doing. So, if you want to follow along and see my triumphs, struggles, and failures, I promise to keep you entertained and keep it real.
Thank you for reading!
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. — Lao Yzu