Finding Myself in My Blog
Over the past year, I have seen my blog grow and blossom. I’ve had the opportunity to travel, serve as an Ambassador, attend conferences and work with companies that I love and products that I use on a regular basis. Somehow though, I’ve lost a little bit of that woman who was behind The Mommy-Files. Not that I disappeared, but my voice was quieted amidst product reviews, giveaways and paid campaigns. I will still be sharing my thoughts on products I use, Ambassadorships I participate in, places I travel and recipes/crafts/art I create. However, I will be sharing more of Shannon Gosney on The Mommy-Files.
I have made a resolution that 2014 will be the year I find myself again in my blog. Writing on my personal experiences as a woman, a mother, a stepmother, a fiancé, a sister, a daughter, an aunt and a writer. Yes, I do consider myself a writer, as well as an artist. I am a creator of beauty, ideas, art, meals, and more!
In 2015, I will be marrying my best friend! I never imagined being so happy after the challenging few years I had. I always wanted 4-6 kids and now I have 6 kids (half of with which I experienced childbirth). I never imagined doing something I loved so much and providing for my family at the same time. I never imagined working with a company who gives me the opportunity to grow in my career and who feels like a second family.
I look back at past posts on The Mommy-Files and see how I talked about my lack of sleep when my boys were babies. I talked about my job as a mom and a blogger. I shared important moments and feelings on my blog and kept a sort of living journal on The Mommy-Files. I became a public figure in the eyes of those who read and visited my blog. I became The Mommy-Files (a name people recognized when they met me in real life at events).
Well, I’m back and you will see a whole lot more of me in 2014. I am so excited about this New Year’s Resolution and thank each and every one of you for your continued support and enthusiasm. I truly appreciate the comments you leave on my blog as well as the words of support and encouragement you send me personally. Thank you so much everyone! Happy New Year to all of us!