I haven’t posted on my blog for a few weeks because I’ve been mulling over my direction. Where am I going? I’ve kind of let the blog become a place to record updates on the children, post my menus, and share a bit about our gardening, homeschooling and my crafts. I’ve been told that by documenting what’s important to me, that I’m judging those who don’t make, or are not in the same place to make, the choices we do as a family. I will confess that I mostly document our successes. However, I definitely have my fair share of failures. Whiny children. Sleep fighting. Burnt, or inedible food. Temper tantrums that last all day (from the children and/or their mother).
Sound familiar? I’m sure it does. We all have those moments. Or days. (Or months.) I’m not perfect. There, I said it. As if you ever doubted that I wasn’t. Sure, I’m passionate about a lot of things, especially parenting-related.
But I’m not perfect. I lose my cool sometimes. I yell sometimes, even though I try not to. We eat fast food occasionally. We eat junk sometimes. The majority of the time, it’s homemade junk, but still junky. But the choices we’ve made as a family are choices we’ve made for OUR family. They’re what work for US.
On the flip side, I’m definitely not passionate about cleaning. I do it, begrudgingly, and not well, I might add. The floors almost always have dog fur tufts in the corners and dust loves to gather on the end tables. Art projects frequently leave glue spatters or even paint dripped onto our tables that I seldom take the time to scrape away. So, if you’re not passionate about cooking, I completely understand. Don’t do it. Or at least just eke by like I do with cleaning.
I’d love it if you, reader, were passionate about the same topics I am. It’s lonely over here sometimes. But if you’re not, that’s ok, too. That goes for anyone reading this. You do the things you’re passionate about. That’s an order, not an observation please. Whatever that may be. I’m not judging. However, I’m not going to change or stop documenting my passions or beliefs on the blog. That’s another passion that’s been with me as long as I can remember~ writing. What I do is not a reflection on what you do.
My new year’s resolutions: Don’t judge. Be passionate. Stay firm in my own family’s beliefs no matter what’s popular or trendy, in real life or “happy unicorn blog world.”