The 31st of January was a day of celebration in our house. Not only was it my son’s seventh birthday, but my blog birthday too. Blogger Mummy Lauren is now officially two years old!
Of course, my son’s birthday was the priority, and so in all of the preparation and celebration, my little blog milestone went by without much thought. I do remember wondering to myself, ‘why did I have to go and start a blog on one of my children’s birthdays’, it is a bit of an awkward time!
In reality I know the reason why. I always feel really sentimental on my children’s birthday, particularly in the evening when everyone is in bed and I have time to reflect. Obviously two years ago I was feeling it more than usual. Realising that my children were growing up at a speed which I couldn’t keep up with, I knew I had to do something. And blogging was that something. A way to record our memories, share our photographs. Something that would grow alongside the children.
On the 31st of January 2014, I started typing words on to a blank screen, with no idea about where this little blog would take me. On my one year blog anniversary I wrote this post, which mirrors a lot of what I am saying now. Since then, blogging has become so much more than just a hobby.
While I still work part time, in the last year I have registered as a self employed blogger and freelance writer, and I’m starting to earn a small income from my writing. It’s not much, but it’s a start, and something I will continue to work hard at, and hopefully one day I will earn enough to write full time.
It blows my mind, that what I thought may turn out to be a silly idea two years ago has gone on to open up a new career path for me. And the best thing is, I’m doing something I love. Writing. Being creative. Enjoying time with my family. It’s all pretty amazing and I can’t wait to see what the year ahead has in store for me and my blog.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported me during the last two years. To all of my readers, both the regulars and the one timers. As much as I blog for my own happiness, it feels amazing to know that people are actually reading, so thank you.
Happy Bloggy Birthday to me!