I’m sure this is probably a question that most bloggers get asked quite often.
For as long as I can remember I have always been a lover of writing, and I would have notebooks at home filled with writing. Sometimes about nothing in particular and other times about how I was feeling or an experience I had.
I have always found that writing is such a good way for me to release my thoughts and emotions and would always feel so much lighter after doing it, that I have kept on writing since then.
Once I became a mummy I found myself looking up online about different parenting queries that would come up and just loved reading about other people’s experiences with parenthood and what worked for them.
And to be honest a lot of it made me feel like I wasn’t alone, I wasn’t the only one whose child would stay awake all night, or the only one who couldn’t seem to control their child in public when they were throwing a tantrum. And that made me feel like I was normal and that I was doing the best I could.
When Instagram first came up online I then started to follow mums who blog about their parenting journey or mums who shared their struggles with postnatal depression. And I found I was completely hooked on their writing.
So I thought to myself why not do the same thing, I mean I had nothing to lose really, and since I love to write I knew it would be a great way of sharing with people my struggle with postnatal depression, my parenting journey and my journey with a child who has autism.
I always try to write from the heart and hope to be as honest as I possibly can be. My aim is to let mums know that there is no such thing as perfect and that its ok to have bad days. Its ok if you have days were you would rather get in the car and drive off to a deserted island because you just want to have 5 minutes of peace.
I find that a huge part of parenting is so much about having the support of other people. None of us are experts and most of the time we’re all winging it and hoping that we are doing our best.
I think it’s so important that we are able to support each other and not judge and knock each other down. Life can be tough enough without being made to feel like you’re not doing a good enough job.
I hope that by writing about my struggles with mental health that I can make other people more aware of the different mental health illnesses that many mothers go through and that becoming a mother is not always the happiest time of your life.
I hope to be able to make other mothers who are going through the struggle of being a mum and dealing with a mental health illness, feel like they can speak up and feel less ashamed because there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.
I hope you are able to enjoy my writing and that my writing will bring you comfort.