Let's get reacquainted, shall we?

Hey there! Did you forget that I had a blog? Yeah, me too. 
I feel like I've bounced back and forth with this for the past three years, but I've never really known what to say. The thing is, I've thought about blogging every day for the past few weeks. Every day I've wanted to sit down and write something; I just didn't know what. So I suppose we should just get reacquainted.
If you don't know me, and are visiting for the very first time, hey! I'm Sam. I'm a 27 year old, mama of one. My little boy, Scout is 3 and we live in Crewe with his dad, Liam. I started blogging waaaaay back in the day when blogging was new and fresh. 2011, I think I wrote my very first post. Blogging began as a way to fill my lonely days at home, as I was dealing with my newly diagnosed depression. I wanted a way to talk to people and not actually have to leave the house. It worked. I began feeling better, more confident; I even started leaving the house and making friends. Unfortunately, I lost my way with blogging after Scout was born, a few years later. I felt the pressure to be perfectly primped and polished, and lets face it, I was covered in baby vom 85% of the time and I never had time to put make up on.
Youtube is another platform that really helped me fight my dark demons. I felt connected and no longer alone. You can still find me on my channel to this day; albeit a lot less often than I would like, but this is something I'm trying to work on this year. 

Last year I struggled with my depression again. Being a stay at home mum is hard, but losing interest in your hobbies that you once loved and wanted to make a career out of is harder. I've tried and tried to force myself back into it, but generally ended up feeling unmotivated and not good enough. The blogging world has changed immensely and I'm no longer someone with lots of time on her hands to sit and play with make-up. In a world full of PR packages and paid promotions, I'm not a top player. In actual fact, I don't think I'm ever going to reach that 'status', and it's ok. 

This week I've felt the blogging bug again; not for views or readers, but for the outlet that this once started as. So I guess here we are, I'm making a come back; albeit a very small one. I don't honestly know what I'm going to be writing about at this point. My love for beauty is still strong, but I doubt I'll be posting make-up looks on the daily, and my fashion sense isn't at top blogger standards, so I may just post an outfit every once in a while. What I'll probably be sharing are life things; days outs, meals I love to cook, tips and tricks on how to cope with a very demanding pre-schooler. I'll also be sharing little snippets of my journey into running my own small business. You may have already heard a little bit about it already on instagram and youtube, but if not head over to the Shop The Mother Lode page to check it out. I'm calling it my second baby, and it's made me feel incredibly motivated again.

I'm excited to hop back into the (now very large) world of blogging, and this time I'm ok with being a very small fish in a very large sea. I may not post incredibly regularly to begin with, so please bare with me on that, but I promise this time it won't be months and months before you see something new from me. 

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