Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A Belated Blogging Birthday
I was making my usual blogging rounds yesterday and happened upon a Happy 1st Birthday blog post at one of my favortie blogs Delighted Momma. I started reminiscing about how my own blog began and realized that I too was coming up on my 1 year mark.
I could have sworn I started blogging in March but sadly I realized that my first post was actualy on February 26th of last year.
So yeah, I totally missed my own blogging birthday...but I'll blame that on the fact that I'm 37 weeks pregnant and my brain shrunk (a true statement by the way!)
I'm not a big fan of lengthy posts but if you are interested in reading about why I started my blog click below!
It took some time for me to remember why I really started blogging. It wasn't for a particular reason but rather a culmination of things.
here's my story...
I graduated from the interior design program at BYU-Idaho in April of 2009. Upon graduating and completing a 2nd internship at a cabinetry design company, I was torn between wanting to be a "career woman" or start a family (my husband and I had been married for a little over 3 years by this time). I realize, like many of you, I could have done both, but in the end, I felt that it was important for me to be a "stay at home mom."
Around the time my son turned 1, I began to feel like I was becoming disconnected with the design world. On top of that I was upset with myself for putting so much time and effort into earning a 4 year design degree and basically doing nothing with it. Also, I had just moved to a small town where everything was new and I didn't know a single soul.
I decided that blogging would be a great way for me to stay connected with the design world and was a place where I could share my own design projects. It also gave me something exciting to work towards and sort of filled the lonely gap that had resulted from moving to a new town and having a husband that worked long hours.
Although the original plan for my blog was to be centered around design, I quickly realized that with everything else going on in my life design posts alone was something I couldn't be consistent with. So, along with design and diy projects, I started blogging about everything else that I do on a regular basis, like baking, thrifted and vintage finds, and of course the "mom stuff."
I had never intended for this blog to become a "Mom Blog" but if I had to be completely honest with myself it sort of has. Luckily, I am ok with that. I have truly come to enjoy what I blog about and hope my readers do as well :)
Thanks for following!