I recently wrote about the importance of writing from a place of authenticity and the role our audience plays in honest writing.
I have always viewed in these small moments as my place. When I sit down to write, I write about where I am in that moment.
For nearly two years now, I have used this space to express my love for my family, write about my past, and dream of the future.
And those of you who come to read my words have a pretty good idea of the types of posts you’ll find here.
One of the editors at SheKnows contacted me a while ago and asked if I would consider joining their team.
She said she wanted to bring on someone who wrote about parenting “from the heart.”
And in that moment, she handed me a tremendous gift…validation.
She validated the writing that I do here. She reads my blog and knew that I was the person she wanted to bring on.
And that wouldn’t have happened if I had wavered in my writing…if I had written to please others or bent to make my blog like some of the amazing blogs I read.
That’s what I want so badly for those of you who blog. I want you to know that all of the work that you’re putting in is worth it. Whatever you write, do it from your heart. Write for you. And I’ll be right there, cheering you on.
So what will I be doing at SheKnows? I’ll be writing a weekly parenting column called Practicing Gratitude and I’ll be contributing some additional parenting pieces each month in addition to my column.
This new journey leaves me giddy. I barely slept last night in anticipation of my column going live this morning.
I am so grateful to SheKnows for bringing me on board. I keep thinking I’m going to wake up and find out it was a dream.
It would mean the world to me if you’d come by. Today, I’m explaining why it is that I’m such a sap.