So, why on earth am I adding my voice to the vast sea of bloggers? Why should anyone add a voice to the blogging world. Because every human being on the planet wants a voice. Every person on the planet wants to be heard.
I’m a former engineer who is now a stay at home mom (SAHM). For me, this journey has been difficult. It’s easy to lose yourself in the daily monotony of tantrums and diaper changes. Sometimes, when I look in the mirror, I don’t recognize the person staring back at me. I bear very little resemblance to the woman I was supposed to be. There are some days when I feel as if I’m drowning in the needs of others. Writing is my life line. It’s the only way to preserve some scrap of my identity. I write to remember who I truly am amid the turmoil of daily life. I write to figure out who I want to be.
So who was I in my twenties? I was a planner with a dream. I wanted to climb the corporate ladder, so I created the perfect plan. I went to school for many years to acquire all of the “right” degrees. I took jobs within the company that would give me the “right” experience. I spent a lot of time networking to make the “right” contacts. My plan was to climb the corporate ladder and then retire early so that I could write a best-selling novel. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?
Who am I today? I don’t know. I look back at all of my youthful “plans” and I laugh at my twenty-something naivete. Life has thrown at lot of curve balls at me. Some of them were good, and some of them were not so good. I believe there is a new path for me to follow, but I just don’t know what it is. Perhaps creating this blog will help me figure it out.
I don’t expect anyone to read this. But if someone is, I thank you.
2 thoughts on “Post 1: Dear Universe, I want to be heard”
Being a SAHM is something I have observed since Heidi was the same. Writing a blog seems like a good way to help you stay connected to the outside world. A retired person is a stay at home former worker and some of the feeling you are experiencing are similar to those felt by retirees. I solved some of the issues through volunteer work at ESD and making golf a serous hobby. Your blog may very well be the solution you need.
Hi John, that’s so great that you’re helping out retirees with volunteer work! There’s a writer’s group that I used to attend that consisted mainly of retirees. A lot of them wrote for the same reasons I do. They definitely feel more connected through writing. Some of them even started blogs, which is what prompted me to do the same thing. Thanks for your comment!