Fighting Feelings of Failure

I’ve been a slacker at blogging. I was talking to my friend at church the other day, and I told her it’s hard to blog because I feel like a hypocrite. The whole point of this blog is to encourage others on their journey to work from home with small kids, and lately I feel like I am failing at it. I guess I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. Life has been crazy, and it doesn’t help that I am pregnant.

Yes, I am 11 weeks now, which means I can see the light of the second trimester at the end of the tunnel. It was a bit of a shock at first, not really feeling “ready” for two, but I am excited for this baby and so thankful. Pregnancy brain sure has zapped me of motivation and creativity though. And of course, I just want to sleep when I don’t have “real work” to do. This pregnancy has been harder than my last one, but I know it could be so much worse.

Anyways, sometimes I feel like what’s the point? Like, I am never going to be one of those “successful bloggers.” Maybe I should just stick to poetry and writing web content for others. I don’t know. It could be the pregnancy hormones talking. I know I tend to give up on things too easily.

I know no one is going to believe in my writing and this blog like I am.

No one will make my dreams come true except for me. And the reality is, no matter what obstacles I face, I am truly the only one getting in my own way.

failure

I know this is a short post and it’s definitely not perfect, but I am writing it to say, I am sticking around. I will be sharing more of my own personal journey with you as a mom and wanna-be  writer.  I am going to stop trying to be like other mom blogs, stop beating myself over the head trying to follow the “formula to success” and just be myself.

So, please excuse my short and sweet and rather pointless rant. I am hungry and nauseous and anxious and my self-esteem has seen better days, but I am going to keep writing.

Thanks for being here with me on this journey while I attempt to follow my dreams, blog and parent. When you feel like a failure, remember:

  1. You are probably being way too hard on yourself.
  2. Tomorrow is a brand new day.

Take it easy. Breathe. Celebrate the little things. Tell yourself something good. I am gonna go try to follow my own advice now.

Peace & Creativity,

The Stay-at-Home Something

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