So, those articles on Pinterest titled, “How to start your own blog in 15 minutes!”… NOT true for me. It’s taken me hours. Part of the reason is that we have older laptops that are slow and they needed some troubleshooting, but there were also setbacks with purchasing the domain, the theme, etc. Not to mention figuring out Word Press. I am not a computer genius, so this has been a good (hard?!) challenge for me. My patience has been tested. I have been so anxious to get this site up and running… and I have been frustrated that it didn’t just take me “15 minutes” like the articles said. I mean, I guess I could have just gone to posts, written something, closed my eyes and clicked publish. I would have had a post up, but been in complete darkness about how to navigate and customize the site.
There have been a few days were I have had to put this project aside because my mind was too consumed. I wasn’t fully present for my family. I ended up taking my kids to the zoo one day so I could have fun with them and not think about blog stuff.
I’m so excited and have so many ideas swirling around in my head, but sometimes I have to take a deep breath and realize I have to work at a slower pace than I would like. It’s hard to balance time as a mom. There are some things that I have to get done and the kids need to wait for mommy to finish (cooking, cleaning, caring for a sibling, etc), but there are some areas that are more flexible. When I’m gardening, blogging, getting ready, or decorating and start getting frustrated at them because I’m “in the zone”, I sometimes ask myself, “In 20 years from now will you wish you would have stopped what you were doing to be intentional with them?” Most of the time (sometimes reluctantly), it causes me to stop what I am doing to give them some quality time before finishing my task. When it comes down to it though, when I get past the initial “annoyance”, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love being needed and caring for my little family.
So, with all that said, this has taking me longer than I thought, my patience has been tested, and the site is not where I want it yet, but I’m trying to be ok with that! If you’re interested in starting a blog, just contact me and I’ll give you my tips on “How to start a blog in 100 hours” 😉
I’d love to hear ways you try to find balance as a mom!