I discovered the world of blogs about a year and a half ago, and I immediately thought that it was the thing for me. I mean, a reason to write – great! A chance of someone actually reading what I write – wow! So, I’ve researched, considered, planned, meant to and generally procrastinated in starting one. Why? Well, it hasn’t been for a lack of ideas. I have some great blog ideas, and I think they could really work. I’m passionate about being a mother and have had several people suggest that I do one about that. I’m quite the couponing expert now and love to give advice on that subject. So why the slob idea?
Basically, my reason for putting off the blog thing was that I knew it would/could be something I would really get into. I’ve always loved writing, but I’m not the type who keeps a journal by my bed. I need a purpose to get me to write. I also know that I’m easily consumed by new and exciting things and I didn’t really need another thing to distract me from that thing from which I get so easily distracted . . . housework. I could talk about motherhood, but I would be so afraid that if someone saw my house on the wrong day (translated – any day I’m not expecting company), I would feel like a fraud.
My house is messy. Really messy. And this is the area where I feel like a total failure. I am constantly frustrated with it and I know it affects all the other areas of my life, and the lives of each person in my family. Even the things I’m pretty good at could be so much better if it weren’t for this problem.
Every mother knows that the real time for resolutions is the beginning of the school year. This is when everything really starts over. So, in this year where I only have one at home, I wanted to finally get this thing conquered. Combining my desire to blog with my need to fix this area of my life is not going to be an overnight solution. I’m not doing a 30 day or even a 365 day plan to a cleaner house. I need to change my routine, my habits and finally be consistent in this.
My commitment to my non-existent readers is to be honest. Completely honest. I will stop making excuses and do what needs to be done. My hope is that writing daily on this blog will make me keep my focus.