February 24th marked the four year anniversary of A Labor for Love! I can’t believe it’s been four years! When I started this blog, I was looking for a place to process what I was learning through the journey of motherhood. I had no idea where writing would take me or if anyone would even be interested in reading what I had to say.
Over the last four years, I’ve struggled with what I wanted this blog to be. I beat myself up mentally when I wasn’t writing consistently. I let the comparison trap make me believe that to be successful I had to create content that wasn’t really me or my style. I wrestled with feelings of doubt when no one was reading. I measured the value of my words by likes and comments. I’ve had many moments where I wanted to throw in the towel.
I’ve wrestled with what “success” looks like for me, but when I reflect on why I started writing in the first place—as a creative outlet and a way to share lessons learned through my motherhood journey—this blog has been successful!
This platform has given me a space to document milestones and memories with my children. I’ve shared some of my most vulnerable moments here. My stories have connected with other women. I’ve given other moms space to share part of their motherhood journey. It even led me to join the contributor team of an Indianapolis focused website with a national reach. I didn’t believe any of this was possible.
I can’t say for certain that doubt won’t continue to creep in, but I will continue to write. I will continue to share my story and the stories of others. I will continue to have fun! And I will continue to do this blogging thing on my own terms and in my own way. I hope you will continue with me on this journey!