This is personal.
A little over 3.5 years ago I started a blog. My ideas and dreams for it morphed multiple times before I originally even launched it and have been morphing ever since.
First, it was going to be a behind-the-scenes football wives lives video series. How we live a healthy lifestyle, while supporting our men through their unique dream jobs, etc etc. I wanted it to be the opposite of the show WAGS. It was going to be the real WAGS. Tips, tricks. You get it. Well then that turned more into a blog. I even was writing in third person at the beginning because I wanted it to be more of a source/entity than about me personally.
“After Bridget was born, it’s no secret my purest purpose in life was born.”
Then it tweaked to a little more personal. Positivity, healthy lifestyle, travel. My 3 biggest areas of my life at the time. I wasn’t writing in third person anymore, but I still viewed it more as an outlet people could go to for more of an “article” than a personal blog.
Fast forward to Bridget almost being born. That’s when it got personal. It was really on my heart to change my Instagram handle to my name. I knew I’d be sharing more about my baby and family (didn’t know it would be ALL I wanted to show!!) so it just didn’t sit well with me under any name other than my own. I wanted to change my Instagram, I wanted to change my website, I wanted to fully jump in. But it was a lot at once and I wanted to sit on it a bit instead of taking the plunge.
“Signing off as someone else and signing on as me… It’s time to live on my purest purpose.”
After Bridget was born, it’s no secret my purest purpose in life was born. Being a mom. But most importantly, Bridget’s mom. I’m the mom that’s beyond in love, obsessed, infatuated with my kid. Of course every mom loves their kid, but I LOVEEEE my girl. I made all of her baby food, I exclusively breastfed an entire year like the AAP suggests (I’m just now weaning), I sterilize everything, you name it, I’ve done it. I am not at ALL shaming or belittling any mom who doesn’t do any or all of those things. As long as you love your baby will all you have emotionally, that’s all I care about. I’m just trying to paint you a picture of the kind of enamored mom I am who would do anything for my daughter.
“As always, one thing has never wavered, and that’s my goal to help spread love, light, and helpful information with you.”
And that’s when it hit me. I’m changing my name. My entire web presence. Well, of course a process like this should take a short bit of a timeline with a lot of hard work and uninterrupted dedication. But, being a first-time mom, stay-at-home-mom, juggling everything I just described above… that goal I was working towards took months of dedication. Like 6 plus months to be exact. There were nights I questioned why I even did it when I did. I questioned all of it. But here I am. Ready to be real again (in detail on a website that is – because you know I already keep it real with you on the gram).
So this may be the nth degree change to my vision, but it’s the first time it’s under my name. Not a made up one. It’s time to get personal. It’s time to live on my purest purpose. It’s time.
Thanks for letting me share my life with my loves with you. As always, one thing has never wavered, and that’s my goal to help spread love, light, and helpful information with you.
Now that we’re aligned and all on the same page. Let’s do it.
Signing off as someone else and signing on as me.
Sincerely yours truly.
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