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. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â But ultimately, in blog (as in life) this holds true.
You can't force something that's not going to work. Â 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". Â I write about my life. Â My journey through this crazy world. Â 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. Â I can't stray from that otherwise, I will fail. Â 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. Â Being true to myself has not let me down yet so, I doubt if it's going to stop working for me now. Â 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?