Motivational Monday!!!!! We have another Guest Blogger today. Latricia from 1 Stop Mom is our guest today. You know the routine unless this is your first time visiting. Get your favorite drink, kick up your feet and join in the conversation. Also be sure to visit Latricia at both of her blogs. 1 Stop Mom & 1 Stop Mom Giveaways.
When Nicole asked me to be a guest blogger I had to do a double take! I love being part of the blogging community and contributing when I can. I’m Latricia from 1stopmom and have been going nonstop since 1994. Even with four kids and a husband of almost 14 years under my belt I am still learning so much everyday. As a person who deals with depression and social anxiety blogging is so therapeutic for me. You would never guess it but my anxiety was so bad, I could not leave the house let alone try to make friends. I have been blogging for quite a few years, I have to check to see just how long but I know it was around 2006 or earlier. It is hard to keep track because I have quite a few blogs *clearing my throat*, at least over 20. I get an idea and start a blog On subjects ranging from video games to bacon. Yes I said bacon. What can I say I really like bacon
My big leap into blogging happened when I started a debt blog. I wanted to hold myself accountable for financial decisions I was making. I literally fell in love with the blogging community. I have to admit it was an experience and not one I regret. I can still remember this one time, I was writing about meals I fed my kids, the cost and stuff like that. Someone visited my site and left comments about what a horrible mother I was. They told me I did not know what I was doing and damaging my kids. Even started a group to talk about me. Oh I cried about that one, a lot. I took it to heart and it was so hurtful. This is when I learned all about the good and bad that comes with blogging. You will come across people that are mean and try to tear you down. But you also meet some people that leave a footprint and make a positive difference in your life. No lie. I have met some amazing people who have been my support system when I felt like I was all alone. Because of this I know I will never stop blogging. I consider my bloggy friends family and would not have it any other way.
My blog is not just about parenting but my thoughts on the things that interest me. I am never sure what I will talk about because sometimes I am easily distracted, lol. The only guarantee is if it crosses my mind, I will blog about it. Because of blogging I am truly learning how to be me and be happy with it. It may sound strange but it is so true. By spending my life trying to please others and be who they thought I should be, made me not not know myself. So I am taking this journey and stepping out of my box and loving it!! Even all of the ups and downs:)
In the long run I can only be me and there is nothing wrong with that!! I am learning that as long as you are true to yourself, everything will be all right.
I want to give a big hug to Nicole. I am so happy that I was able to stop by and share a little with you guys. Have a wonderful Monday and make sure you try to do a little something just for you