On a personal level so much has changed for my own blog. Starting the year I had a local travel blog encompassing the best of Somerset. Through a lot of soul searching (tears) and a-ha moments, I’ve realised that yes, I love where I live, but that doesn’t mean I want to write about solely that all the time. I have so many passions that to niche down felt too restrictive and I lost my way a little.
Have you had any a-ha moments that have taken you and your blog in a totally unexpected direction? I’d love to hear about your journey too. My Christmas gift to myself is a new start, a re-set and a re-igniting of my love of writing.
WHAT MUMS REALLY WANT THIS CHRISTMAS
I loved this post written by Cheryl Barry for the Selfish Mother blog. What Mums really want this Christmas really made me smile and nod along! My kids will wake up no later than 6.30am on a normal day so goodness knows what time they’ll be up on Christmas morning!
We all love some craft inspiration and I love these tapestry stockings over on Jennifer’s Little World, they just say HYGGE to me. I recommend getting lost in Jennifer’s blog. Her passion for making is so inspiring, I’m not massively crafty but this makes me want to start doing it more!
A REMINDER OF STRUGGLES (EVEN AT CHRISTMAS)
This post by Lucy of Kids of the Wild about what remission really means from a parents perspective had me totally choked up. I had to include it in this Round-Up. I think it’s so important to remember others at this time of year and how they might be feeling.
I want to thank Lucy for helping me understand a little bit more about what life is like for them in this situation. Much love to you Lucy and your little girl who praise God is in remission. We celebrate and stand with you, whatever life brings.
May I take this opportunity to say it’s been an absolute privilege to serve next to Michelle as a Positively Inspirational Round-Up Editor and I hope to showcase even more of your amazing posts in 2018.
My wish for you all as you gaze upon your sparkly Christmas tree and take in the happy faces around you, is that you will know love, happiness and peace in abundance.
Thanks for reading! Happy Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.