This plus that equals…. why I blog happy
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This is a post I’ve been thinking about for a while, why I blog happy, there have been a lot of things recently complaining about some mummy blogs being overly positive and therefore fake, one post in particular recently that went viral said we all sucked, nice. This isn’t slamming the blogs that write about the downsides to parenting, they are some of my favourites, they are hilarious, but I choose to be happy, be positive and here’s why.
It’s my blog – It’s my blog and I’ll be happy if I want to. Fair enough really, it doesn’t mean I’m not being honest, it means I’m putting out there what I want to put out there. No one else tells me what what to write, or how to write, that is the beauty of blogging. It’s ours to do with whatever we want.
I am a happy person – My days aren’t filled with puppies and roses, but generally I am a happy person, so why would I pretend to be otherwise. I love being a mum, I love working from home. I am lucky. I work hard for what I’ve got and I’m not going to pretend otherwise. Yes there are moments that suck, really suck, but I choose not to dwell on them.
Positivity – I have to work hard at being happy, I have struggled with depression, I easily get dragged down by bad things. Writing about the positive and happy things helps me far more than writing about the negative things. I’ll sometimes have a little moan or have a bot of a rant, sometimes that can be fun and helpful. Mainly though I find focusing on positive things, helps me remain happy.
These are my memories – My blog is a way for me to remember all the milestones, all the holidays, all the fun things. It is something when my son gets older he might read. Do I want to look back and think I was miserable all the time, just see the moments I was crying in the bathroom, or felt I was genuinely the worst mother in the world? Do I want my son to read it and think he was miserable and a little bit shitty? Hell no. We all have bad moments, that’s life, but I want to remember the good moments.
I’m just not that funny – All the blogs I read and love that show the dodgy bits of parenting, the tantrums, the vomit, the mind numbing boredom, the secret chocolate eating and wishes for wine by 10am have one thing in common. They are funny. I read them because they are painfully real and they make me laugh. I am just not that funny. It’s a fact.
I believe that we all have the right to write however we so please, I also think all out blogs are amazing. Anyone else agree?
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