My Bliss Wanderess

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Finding Myself in Motherhood: Why I decided to start a Blog

I’ve wanted to start a blog for a long time. In fact, here’s a little secret: I’ve tried before, twice, and both times, I failed. Whether it was a lack of initiative, consistency, or simply not being passionate enough about the topics, my previous attempts fizzled out. Blogging felt unnatural, and I never found a flow that encouraged me to keep creating interesting content. But this time, I’m determined to make it stick. I’ve been mulling over this concept for a while now. Before I was a mother, I was just a Wanderess who loved to write.

Motherhood is an incredibly important job, and for some, being and a mom is enough to fill their cup completely. However, if you’re like many moms I know, motherhood can be so all-consuming that you somehow lose yourself. You lose that person you were before you had kids. I don’t mean the party-hard version of yourself we all have in our past; it’s more than that. You’re no longer living for yourself; you’re a mom, living your life for your little ones. You barely have time to yourself, let alone maintain an identity apart from “Mom.”

When my first baby was born, I made the decision to stay home full-time. There’s no way to say this without it sounding bad, so I’ll just rip off the band-aid: it’s hard to be a stay-at-home mom. It’s hard to be a mom, period. However, staying at home comes with its own set of struggles, particularly when it comes to identity. Don’t get me wrong; I love being a mom more than anything in the world. I love taking care of my little one and keeping up our home. I know I am very fortunate to have this opportunity, and it is fulfilling in its own right. But as fulfilling as motherhood may be, I have struggled with my identity since I started staying home. Who am I outside of being a mother? Sure, I have hobbies, I grab coffee with my best friend regularly, and I make time for self-care. But something wasn’t the same. I wasn’t the same. I needed a voice, a purpose outside of being a mom—something that was completely my own.

That’s where this blog comes in. I need a creative outlet, and I want to foster a community of like-minded women who may be struggling to find the balance between motherhood and self. Women like me, juggling kids, a spouse, maybe even a full-time job, but most importantly, women who desire more out of life. Women who don’t want their adventures to end just because they’ve taken on the “ultimate adventure.”

I’ll be sharing my experiences in motherhood, recipes, house renovations, travel stories, and tips. If you’re a 1Wanderess in search of your Bliss, then this may be your tribe. You are welcome here. So, pull up a comfy seat and a cup of coffee (or tea). I’m glad you’re here!

Love,

Elisabeth the Wanderess

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