I have been asked many times why I started a blog and the answer is simply because I was bored. 7 months into Maternity leave and starting to go insane with life at home with 2 small children, no money and the onset of chronic baby brain I needed to bring passion back into my life. Not the tantric sex type of passion (though I’m sure my husband would have been up for that), the type of passion where your brain explodes with ideas. I didn’t really follow any other bloggers before I started The UnNatural Mother. I enjoyed seeing the funny stickmen pictures from Hurrah for Gin and I loved the fashion style of Dress Like a Mum but as far as putting fingers to a keyboard and sharing my innermost thoughts the idea never entered my head. So when I found myself one sunny July afternoon typing my 1st post about a disastrous visit from the Vicar no one was more surprised than me. From that point onwards and now about to hit my 6th month of blogging, I have been having an affair with writing. It’s like my dirty little secret that’s just for me but I share with the world.When I am writing, I am writing for myself and it’s like The UnNatural Mother is writing a letter to Becci. Writing has been a cheap form of therapy and there isn’t a day I don’t type out a post, but 99% of them stay unpublished and just my way of clearing my mind. I have to admit that I also love the ego boost I get when someone stop’s me to talk about one of my posts and more recently vlogs. I always act coy but inside I’m bursting with pride that someone other than my husband is reading my work.
Writing has not just killed the boredom but it’s given me a purpose again. Of course, I love being a mummy but for me, I need more. I want to make a lasting mark in the world and although I am still Nemo in a vast ocean of Bruce’s I’m going to ‘ Just Keep Swimming ‘ until I get there.For now, my writing will stay as an affair as I have bills to pay and mouths to feed but I do dream one day of finally running away with my new love and living happily ever after in a writing Nirvana.
What’s your passion in life? Is being a mummy enough for you? Let me know your thoughts and comment below.