As if my little corner of the internet has been up and running now for three whole years! I can’t quite believe it was three years ago I spent a whole evening setting up my little .blogspot.com website and making the whole thing a rather sickly shade of pink.
I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet when I say I have come a long way. Back then I didn’t understand things like coding, SEO and domain authority; I barely knew the rules of grammar (haha yes I know it’s still a struggle) but to actually be in the position I am now, to have made something of my blog – it feels amazing.
The thing a lot of you don’t know is three years ago I was struggling massively, I just wasn’t very happy. I had my three healthy, beautiful girls, I had a home, I had a partner that could afford to support us but deep down I just felt sad. I felt unfulfilled, lonely and just not at all like myself. I didn’t admit it as a lot of us don’t. I felt selfish and ungrateful for having so much but still feeling this way, it was a vicious circle that left me feeling isolated and incredibly anxious.
And then I found blogging; the funny little word where people write all about their lives online. Where I soon realised I wasn’t the only one feeling this way. I got so stuck into reading blogs that one day I just thought I will start writing my own. I didn’t tell anybody for a good few months, I barley understood the blogging world so how could I expect them to.
One by one I told my friends and family; some laughed, eye rolled but some where really supportive. Gradually my confidence grew, my anxiety became less, I felt like me again and as they say – the rest is history. I am not going to make some profound statement like blogging changed my life; what changed my life was finding something for me. Something I enjoyed, something which challenged me each day and forced me to step out of my comfort zones. I found a hobby which I loved and some how turned it into my every day job. A lot has changed in three years and I am sure the rollercoaster won’t stop here.
So here is to three years of Everything Mummy – it’s been a blast!