The 2010 Blogathon is finishing up tomorrow, and it’s been a ride for me. Looking over my posts, I have found myself encouraging parents. I’m still testing the waters with the skill of being able to laugh at myself without being disparaging. Photography is a brand adventure for me too, because I found the truth in “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Also, I’ve discovered, to my dismay, that some of my posts are more negative than I want to be or portray. Note to self: lighten up!
Christina Katz speaks about authenticity this week in her writing newsletter. And I wanted to jump on this topic because blogging has required me to ask what details do I share and what is TMI? Authentic to me means being honest and accepting your shortcomings and your strengths. As a writer and blogger, I want to be known as genuine with the adventures of parenting. Being legit with people is life giving.
Left to myself, I’m prone to be “the cups half empty” kind of woman. Yet, I also have learned that how you look at parenting and writing is a choice. My choice. Some days I have to continually remind myself, that I chose it – both jobs…actually all three jobs. Writer, Blogger, Parent. I can look at it and grumble and say it’s too hard OR I can choose to say it’s hard some days, but “Bring it On!” We can do this together!