Mami Musings: Bloogy Bootcamp Lesson

Yesterday I mentioned that the thing I realized at Bloggy Bootcamp was that I could do this! But as I was putting the frog princess to bed tonight (way past her bedtime as her sleep schedule is in need of a little "adjustment") the following words came into my head as I thought about the conference: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.  Of course, I lost that train of thought at least twice afterwards and isn't that the most annoying thing in the world? I am a capable human being with a pretty descent IQ score but these mami moments can make me feel like an idiot sometimes! I would like to say real quick that I am suffering from post-conference blues.  I have to do my dishes, make up my bed and no one has held a raffle all day today although the frog princess did hand me a previously licked and fallen piece of goldfish cracker earlier.  For the record, I didn't eat it (though I wondered if it had passed the 3 second rule when she first handed it over).

Of course, we hear this all the time (the be true to yourself part not the, you're an idiot part) and as I was chatting it up with my bloggy friends on The Twitter today, it sounds like something you'd write in a yearbook.  But ultimately, in blog (as in life) this holds true.

You can't force something that's not going to work.  That's not to say that you should not try but, knowing who you are is important as you shape what you will become.

As a blogger (I don't think I've ever referred to myself as this) I don't know if I have a "niche".  I write about my life.  My journey through this crazy world.  My feelings at any given point in time about motherhood, friendships, family, work, dating (coming in the future), caregiving, etc. I need to be true to that. To me. To my life and the things that I hold near and dear to my heart.  I can't stray from that otherwise, I will fail.  I remember when I tried to do my first giveaway and, though I loved the idea and the product, I don't know if it worked for me.

I feel that this will get me to the next level and closer to my dreams.  Being true to myself has not let me down yet so, I doubt if it's going to stop working for me now.  What areas of your life do you feel you need this advice in? Where in your path do you need a reminder that you need to stay true to yourself?