NEWS! In this case is stands for North, East, West, South. Direction! It’s something I’m struggling with lately in regards to my blog.
I’m in a rut and I feel a bit lost on which direction I should take my blog. I want it to be in a place that makes me happy, because ultimately I need to be happy with my blog and I’m not there right now.
When I started writing almost 8 years ago, it seemed so simple.
Hubby and I were on a very big adventure. We were adopting and there was so much to write about. I wanted to share all the pictures of this beautiful baby girl that we were bringing into our lives, our home and our family. I wanted to share the ups and downs of adoption. I wanted to document the journey and have something that our daughter could take with her thru life.
Adoption #2 was a different experience, yet I still had much to share, but I also had a lot of things happening here at home. Lili was growing quickly which gave me lots of stories to share along the way. The blog turned a corner and I was not just documenting our adoption journey, but was documenting our life as a growing family.
After bringing Naomi home, we were adjusting to life with one more when tragedy struck and we lost our youngest son. I was grieving my son while also feeling happiness that I now had two beautiful little girls in my life. It’s was a STRUGGLE!!!!! I had to be strong for my girls at a time when I didn’t feel strong. I had to do everything I could to help them feel safe and secure when I felt my world had just fallen apart. As a result, the blog turned another corner.
Our life moved forward. The girls continued to grow. I took on the challenge of becoming a homeschool mom. Hubby and I made a decision to significantly change direction in life hoping to leave our life here and settle on a small farm somewhere. Then life changed direction on us causing us to put farming on habitual hold. We also opened our home to foster children again, accepting two little boys into our lives. Then most recently we decided to get back into camping. No tent camping this time around. We’ll take our second home on the road as soon as our RV, Georgette (a name I just now decided to throw into the ring of possibilities) arrives. And once again I feel my blog turning a corner.
So many things have happened in our lives over the last 8 years. Big things which gave me lots of material to blog about. And somehow, even with 4 kids under the age of 8 living under this roof, I feel a little lost. No big life events happening, just the day-to-day stuff that keeps me busy.
My blog is turning a corner. I don’t know if I’ll take it to the north, east, west or south, but I need to find a direction that makes the most sense and write about those things that matter to me and my family.
Hopefully, one day I won’t ponder this so much and will instead sit down at the keyboard and have the words that describe this crazy life of ours with lots of pictures to share. I think that’s what my girls will want to one day look back on.