Saturday, August 18, 2018

Peonies and a Latte Turns 1!

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year.  I started this blog last summer while we were on vacation in York (Maine).  I had been thinking about starting a blog for a while but had never taken the leap.  The whole technology piece intimidated me.  It's just not my thing and I always tend to avoid it.  Then there was the time issue.  It's the eternal struggle, right?  I liked the creativity piece though and that was a big motivator.  I feel that I've always had a strong creative side to me but I just never developed it.  It started to come out in bits and pieces in my adult life as I started to take an active interest in photography and cooking.  I'm self-taught in both and I enjoy them lots. 

So one afternoon in Maine during nap time I went for it.  I felt like I just couldn't keep encouraging my daughter to try new things if I was avoiding things that I found tough myself.  I shared this with her too.  I told her that Mommy was just going to figure this whole blogging thing out.  Little by little, I got my blog in order.  Of course, there's things I want to add or change but I'm happy with my progress.  I've added words like HTML and widgets to my vocabulary, of which I am very proud.  I've found that the biggest struggle is time.  With two young kids and a full-time job, it's tough to keep the posts coming and stay active in social media.  Then you have the struggle with the natural light, or lack thereof, to take the pictures.

I feel that I'm slowly getting into a groove.  I'm making it happen because this blog helps me, in so many ways.  I know I'm a work in progress in this blogging thing but I'm happy to see how far I've come in one year.  I'm so proud of my growing Instagram fam.   I am inspired by all of you and look forward to your updates.  To my blogger crowd, thank you for your reads!  And to my Twitter and Pinterest crowds, I know you feel like the middle child right now, but I pledge more attention in the year ahead.

Thanks for reading!

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