Warning: This blog contains the ramblings of a mad woman

At the beginning of the year, I promised myself that I would try and give myself time at least once a week to do something for myself that I will enjoy. Writing or more to the point writing down my thoughts is one of those things. I have also found it very therapeutic when times are getting tricky and I need to put events into perspective.

So since starting writing a blog why have I struggled to post very much?

The answer is simple but not straight forward.  I have written several posts but for some reason I keep ‘chickening’ out of posting them. Sometimes, it is because I am being over critical about the quality of what I have written, and sometimes I have convinced myself that potential readers will misinterpret my words and be offended or worse still make judgements about me as a mother.  

I guess you could say, I have had a ‘crisis of confidence’ and have somehow managed to ‘psych’ myself out.

News Flash:  Honey is as avoidant as her boys!

So, the question I have had to ask myself is ‘should I stop the blog before it has even really got going, or should I take a leap of faith and stop worrying so much’?

I cannot change who I am (well not easily anyway).  I have always been a perfectionist and I am my own biggest critic. I have very little self-confidence or self-esteem and believe that nobody would want to hear what I have to say, but when I am writing, I feel empowered and free to say what is on my mind without fear of others opinions.

Does this mean that it would be wrong of me to post my thoughts? I don’t think so! Am I letting my own feelings of SHAME about my thoughts get in the way of posting? Almost definitely!

If I asked myself this question a couple of weeks ago, I would probably have said I was going to ‘throw in the towel’ and go back to keeping my thoughts private but last week I asked someone who I hold in high regard and had attended a recent conference with, to look over something that I planned to post on the blog but wanted to make sure I had my facts right before posting it.  Her words of support for what I had written have made me sit up and take stock of what I have been doing and how self-destructive my inner-dialogue was becoming. 

So, the question is “am I going to stop dithering and continue writing posts for my blog”

The answer is; – YES! I didn’t start writing because I needed validation as a mother from others. I started writing because I enjoy it.

Here is my very late New year’s resolution: –

I am going to keep writing and try to stop fretting so much

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Warning: This blog contains the ramblings of a mad woman

  1. Pleased you’re going to carry on writing – I’ve really liked what I’ve read so far…not that it matters.
    But I know how you feel…I have a couple of draft blog posts knocking around because I’m worried the content might offend, and I’m not sure whether to let it be or post them. I feel better for writing them even if no-one ever reads them. Equally, my blog = my content, people can always go away if they don’t like it.
    Anyway, I’m glad I found your blog, and will be hanging around for a bit x

  2. Everything in our own time. I have only found your blog today, and already read loads of your posts and i am finding them really helpful. I think sharing our stories is so important, and I am grateful to have yours guiding and supporting me. Thank you! Mx

    • Thank you, I apprieciate your support. Writing openly is certainly pushing myself out of my comfort zone but I agree it is important to share our experiences. It has helped me reading other posts and I am grateful to them for their bravery.

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