After months of little blog activity and a major dilemma which I was facing internally, I had an ‘aha’ moment just this week, while speaking with with Joan Carey, author of “Ponder This.” It was the first time we chatted and I was explaining my dilemma that I was currently facing with the embarrassment of little activity on my blog. I told her, when talking about my blog that I was unsure as to which direction I should take, facing a fork in the road. She helped me to realize…that I should take you, my readers, along this path, by chronicling my journey.
Fork in the road: While I have continued to journal about ideas for my blog, I was stopping myself from posting them. I kept facing the same challenge. Many of the thoughts/ideas I wanted to publish, involved some sort of intertwining spirituality and a faith dimension with the amazingly challenging things we deal with as Moms. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to turn this into a ‘moms and spirituality’ blog, start a new blog, revisit the same articles with a new spiritual twist. Joan helped me to realize that I just needed to open up and be honest about the newer direction this blog will be taking. (Thank you Joan!)
As I sit here today, due with baby #3 ANY DAY, I am humbled and reminded that this world, even my family, is not about me. Although I feel trapped in this house/ office at times and my vision can become short sighted, I am always directed back to my higher power, whom I call God. It is because of this that I have created my new keynote, “Heaven Help Me- A Mother’s Spiritual Journey through Daily Life.” I am excited and humbled to have already been invited to speak to groups of women in the Midwest. I am equally excited to share some of these ideas with you via my blog in the coming months.
Taking my own advice , authenticity-
One of my pet peeves is when someone is unable to be authentic. We see it a lot in high school when adolescents are not sure as to who they really are, who they want to be, where they want to fit in. However, as we get older, I feel like we should be moving in the direction of authenticity. Our life experience should direct us into what it feels like to be authentically ourselves. …and to NOT apologize for it.
Don’t fake trying to be PTA president if it is not something you really want to do. Do not fake that you have it all together if you really don’t..(and really..who has it all together?) . Do not fake that your marriage is perfect, when there is no such thing. Be authentic. Be you. And watch your friends support who you really are!
Taking my own advice…….I am finding it more and more difficult to face the challenges of motherhood without some aspect of spirituality intertwined. This is why from this point forward, should you choose to continue to read, you will find more threads about faith and motherhood.
I won’t tell you to think like me, or to do something that you do not believe in. I will just continue what I have been doing in the blog….sharing some ideas that may help you navigate the murky waters of motherhood with some semblance of sanity still in tact!
Last year was a phenomenal year for this blog and I hope it continues this year. The moment you stop getting something out of this blog, please stop reading it. I welcome your comments anytime and want to thank you profoundly for you taking the time to join me in this journey!
With much admiration and appreciation,
Meg Bucaro Wojtas