I can’t believe October is already here! Where did this year go? I feel like a fresh start today, it’s the first of the month, a new season (yay, Fall is finally here!), a new way of thinking. I’ve been gone from my blog so much here lately, between family issues and personal matters to Blogger locking me out and then internet connection problems I just haven’t been able to really post much. I have tons of “blog posts” scattered about, either in saved word files here on my desktop or saved as notes on my laptop, little things scribbled into my notebook that I would rush to write down as they came to mind knowing I would forget by the time I got back to my computer (what can I say, mommy brain lol), even just key words written on sticky notes to help me remember things. I have so much to put together and get posted and I’m glad I’m finally able to get back to my blog. However, I’ve also done tons of thinking. I sat down one night and looked back through old blog posts, I even went all the way back to when I first started my blog. I use to blog so much about my sweet Abby and my family, things we were dealing with or just every day little moments. I shared special times along with not so great moments, tons of pictures and it was so much fun to look back and remember things so clearly with my written words. Unfortunately, as the years went back my blog changed … it become more about the products and the giveaway and less about my family. I sat and asked myself, where did I go? Did I really get lost in it all? Was I so consumed with keeping up with all the reviews and giveaways that I let what was most important be pushed aside and even hidden? I love sharing new products with my readers, informing of what is out there that is great for little ones, reviewing new products with my daughter and husband but I didn’t create my blog just for reviews. I created my blog as my place to share and remember, a place to share with friends that are not close to us so they can enjoy watching Abby grow, a place to write what is on my mind and express myself even if others might not care for what I have to say, a place to be me and maybe share what I’m dealing with and not only offer advice but also receive advice I’m in need of.
You’re probably wondering where my rambling is going. Well, I plan on making some changes and plan to get back to what I originally started blogging for. Of course I’ll still share reviews and fun giveaways, share new companies I love and websites I come across and products that my family love, but I’m also going back to what means the most to me. My family. I know at one time my readers were interested not only in the giveaways but also just in reading my blog, I’m hoping you still are. I know some are probably only here for giveaways, that’s understandable but please know not every post will be a giveaway. My daughter is growing so fast and I want to be able to write about our fun experiences so I can look back and remember these times. Tiny little moments, funny little sayings, those little things often slip from our minds as time goes by and I want to remember those little things. Writing about it, putting it here will give me that chance to not only remember our day and look at the picture but also remember what was so special about that moment. I also want to share more of my new passions, photography and cooking. I want to share recipes with everyone and share photos, hear what you have to say and even get feedback. Most importantly, I want to blog for me again
Here’s to October … a new month, a new start … and the beginning of Fall!!!