The last two weeks I have questioned if I have what it takes to keep The Inspired Mom interesting, growing and inspiring. This past month I have been focusing on daily survival vs. the bigger picture. Feeling overwhelmed and short on time to dedicate to my site, I started to wonder if anyone cared what I had to say. When I asked that question out loud my two year old and my cat were the only ones around. I asked them,”Do you think anyone really cares about my blog?” I do believe that speaking the words gets a better response than just thinking them (even if you are in the room alone).
While I didn’t get response from Cade or Roxy (the cat), I did get a phone call the next morning from one of my good friends who told me that she overheard someone else talking about my blog. She thought I would be interested to hear that my story about Bryn helped another mother put the setbacks she is having into a different perspective. I was amazed that someone answered my question. Even though I have received some really great feedback on the site, there are lulls in feedback and the question creeps back into my head.
I am not fishing for comments from my readers. I want to share that even someone who might seem energetic, motivated and fearless has moments of insecurity and self doubt. And, I really do think I am accomplishing something important on this blog. I am fulfilling my own dreams. I am reaching out to other women in the community. I am supporting them by sharing their stories. I am reading more and learning more about how women get motivated and turn words into action. I might not have done those things if I hadn’t started this blog.
So, even at times when I find it difficult to sit down and type- I am going to make time. And, as much as I a need support from my readers, I need to remember that I, myself, am evolving as a result my blog too. Sometimes the journey is more important than the outcome. Many of you have embarked on your own journey. If you get discouraged or sidetracked- know that you are not alone. If you need encouragement, start asking for it. Chances are, you will get the feedback you need in the most unexpected way.