5 Reasons I Started a BlogPayton Foeller
Not long after I graduated I had a baby. I wanted to stay home and take care of my ‘bundle of screams’ *joy, I mean joy.* I really did. But I went from 20 years of school and home work and education into a daily life that consisted of little to no education required. Although I’d support a course on parenting be required! It’s harder than you think people! However, as my husband says, ‘Honey Boo Boo is still alive, surely we can do this.’
Anyway, I felt like all people thought I knew how to do was keep a baby alive; and barely do that. I seriously considered going back to get my masters just to prove a point (now, at the time it wasn’t just to prove a point, and really I probably will someday, I love my field. But in this season, there really isn’t any reason to go back other than to prove I can). I looked into online colleges and submitted info requests and everything. I wanted people to know I know things! Because apparently a four year degree in nearly half the time doesn’t show that.
Now you see my point? I went from years of schooling to long days of boring diaper changes and screaming and crying (me and the baby). I needed something to strive for even if no one really cared I was doing it.
I have learned sooo much on this journey and it feels sooo good to learn. I’m so grateful I have a supportive husband who doesn’t go insane when I blabber about all the things I discovered that day like a little kid that went to the ZOO on a field trip. I saw monkeys and zebras and lions and snakes and polar bears. The polar bears are white and so are the zebras but they have stripes and look like horses. And on and on for hours. Where as I’m rambling about coding and share buttons and marketing and mastermind groups!
I really enjoy the process. I always liked writing. There’s just something about a teacher doling out grades based on their opinions of your work that kind of takes the joy out of it. But now, writing for fun is so fun! And I have gotten to know so many fun people along the way and our relationships only continue to grow! I have friends that I’ve never met and that’s been a neat experience.
I originally started blogging as a creative outlet and a place to share my life with friends. It has quickly morphed into a blog focused more on others than myself and I’ve had the chance to meet so many amazing bloggers from it. Abby Barstow, Little City Adventures
Anyway, I majored in a helping profession. Thousands of dollars were spent so I could have a piece of paper that allows me to say, ‘Here, I can help with that.’ Seriously. And although this isn’t a social work blog and I don’t give to charity or anything (yet, maybe once I actually bring in some funds) I do want to help you. Wives have problems. Women have issues (besides fair pay, I’m not even going to touch that one). Moms have struggles. I want to talk about them and brain storm with you and solve all the problems you might come across. It’s a lofty goal but it is my goal. I want to help. Tell me how I could help YOU.
I started blogging because writing is therapeutic for me. I love being able to share my life and develop relationships with my readers. Miranda Dauphinee, Keeping Up with the Chaos