Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'm No Expert

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I'm really enjoying this new space, and I hope you are, too.  However you've found your way here, I'm glad you've come, and I hope you'll stick around. 

I felt a need to throw out there that I'm not a pro at this thing- or anything really.  I'm a blogging rookie.  I haven't cornered the market on inspiring (and that's why I'll be sharing more from you- coming soon).  I don't profess to have a life full of happiness and perfection.  I don't have suffering and trials all figured out.  Motherhood does not always come easy for me.  Laziness definitely comes easy for me.  I could go on, but let me cut to the chase. 

Please don't compare.  Please.  Don't.  If there is anything that I don't want to happen, it would be for someone to read this blog and feel badly about their own life/circumstance/personality/family/etc.  Just because this blog is focused on being better, it doesn't mean that you're not good enough.  We all have a personal best.   And it's just that- personal.  I'm sharing my own journey to be better, but my journey is not your journey, and it doesn't have to be.  I hope that I can convey that in a way that lifts and inspires without making anyone feel like less.   

I'm still learning who I am.  I know that life is still hard... good, but hard.  But I choose to be happy.  I choose to surround myself with the good as much as possible.  I choose to be an optimist, to find the lessons during hard times, to seek out the good.  I choose to work to improve.  I choose to be me.      

4 comments:

Kristi said...

To me this was a message that I was meant to read...so I thank you. I have just discovered this "blog world" and began my own blog. I know so very little but I'm trying to learn and remind myself that it will take time like anything else. It's so easy to visit other blogs...see the beautiful creative work...and feel inadequate.
I have been on a two year journey of rediscovering myself and it's been fabulous and very difficult. Your post reminded me that my personal best is just that..MY personal best. I need only to stay authentic and have the courage to be vulnerable.
Thank you for sharing your words...they meant something to me.


http://breatheshinelove.blogspot.com/

Patty said...

I love your blog! I agree, sometimes you just have to decide to be happy! In life, the "downs" alwaysmake the "ups" that much sweeter!

Erin@mamaswhoknow said...

Thanks for saying hi on my blog! I love what you've got going on over here.

I feel the same fears you do as I write on Mamas Who Know. The last thing I want is for other mamas to feel like they aren't doing enough or are good enough--in fact that is the opposite of what I hope to accomplish.

On that same note, I strive to share things that inspire and motivate us all to become better mothers.

So, long comment quote, I totally hear you.

Thanks again for saying hi!

Erin

Erin@mamaswhoknow said...

Wow--it's too late for me, lots of typos above..please ignore them..