Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Starting fresh.

Hello, welcome back - I missed you all!

Welcome to Modern Wife Life 31. 

1 year ago I said my goodbyes to my blogging life, I decided that my old blog "Bella In Bindyland" that I had wrote for 3 years was no longer for me. It no longer bought me the joy it once did and I was also having a personal battle within myself about posting about my newly born daughter. I had dreamed of being one of "those" Mummy bloggers that wrote about each & every joy & trial of Motherhood as it happened, being brutally honest & raw. But I couldn't, something inside of me just would not let me write about our darling girl for the public. I felt like (& still do) that I have been given one job in my life & I feel it is my calling and that is to be her Mumma & her protector - and I know how dreadful the internet can be firsthand, so I couldn't throw her out there for predators, trolls, critics and haters, I just couldn't. I would sit down and try to write but I would come up blank & I do believe that has a higher meaning. I started having the feeling that my blogging time was coming to a close as I neared the end of my pregnancy, I was truly struggling to vlog & blog about my pregnancy and I really was having a personal struggle within myself each time I posted one, I felt like on one hand I owed my readers & viewers a new post but at the same time I didn't want to hit publish. But I still did - but after giving birth a wall went up, I was fine sharing our daughter with my family & some friends but I couldn't share her publicly - so I figured, if I was unable to share the most important part of my life on my blog, there was no point to it. 
The blog was a time consuming hobby that drew me away from the time I wanted to be spending with LuLu, so I made the choice to stop. It was actually pretty easy. I was sad about it briefly, but I do not regret it for a second.

Appropriately almost exactly one year later I have had the strangest urge to blog again. But I also felt very strongly that it had to be a fresh start - this blog would be different. 

"Bella In Bindyland" was like my diary, a lifestyle blog where I shared my life so openly with my readers, but this space is going to be different.
It won't be so personal, I still have that strong urge to maintain a certain level of privacy for our lives, so I don't believe I will ever be as "open" as I was previously. I also want to be honest from the start & say that I don't think I will ever show my daughters face on this site & if I do it will be rare, I may write about her but that will probably be it. 

Modern Wife Life31, is going to be just what it says - about life as a wife & also as a Mumma in today's world.  

This blog is about sharing what I learn. 
I am so in love with being a Mumma to my sweet girl & being Trent's wife that I do truly strive to be the best I can be in both roles. To better myself I try to learn new ways of doing things, I educate myself on healthier alternatives to almost everything, I try (TRY) to think of ways to save money & I also aim keep our home lovely - I may not be perfect at it all, but I do try & that's why I thought sharing & documenting my tips, successes, fails & thoughts on this blog would be great & perhaps my readers & friends can share their advice with me too. 
I plan to share recipes, cleaning ideas/advice, home decor ideas, craft ideas, parenting thoughts/advice & I also just plan to write. Write about motherhood, life, being a wife, being me, I miss writing & I can't wait to get back into it.
Please note; I don't consider myself an expert on any of the above subjects, but I have a happy & healthy baby girl, a happy husband and pretty & presentable home and I believe those things prove that maybe I am doing ok. 

Also I realise this post maybe slightly confusing to any new readers that may stumble upon this blog. Never fear, keep an eye out for a new blog post where I will try and "introduce" myself - I'm still working on it - I kind of suck at "introduction" & "about me" posts - like what am I meant to write? I'm super awesome, follow my blog? But if you want to start from the beginning & get to know me a little better please check out my old blog which can be found HERE. 

Anyway,  I hope you stick around, I am so happy to be back.


2 comments:

  1. Good luck with the new blog...it sounds like you've really thought about your focus...this is important isn't it. Protecting the privacy of ourselves and our loved ones is paramount...for some people it doesn't seem to matter; it does to me. Anyway I hope 2015 brings everything you wish for.

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    1. Thank you for your well wishes. Privacy is incredibly important, I've recently had mine breached on my private accounts which has made me really consider how much I share... All the best for 2015. x

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