Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Awakening!

For a long time I have been hesitant to make my own blog. Richie has been bugging me to do it but I always said I'll think about it and then brush off the topic. I have been hesitant not because I'm worried I might not have time to manage it (as you may already know I have tons of careers like dishwasher, lavender (Labandera hahahahaha!) I mean doing laundry, a trying - (very) hard chef, and a freelance writer. I have been hesitant because I was too worried that I would not be a good mommy blogger to follow. I'm scared to be shot down by readers (if any) and unintentionally exposing all the boo boos and errors I might be making as a first time mom. Or even as simple as spelling or grammatical error, or people not enjoying the way I write. For a person who firmly believes in The Secret philosophy,  deep inside I have negative thoughts when it comes to myself. Yes, I have self confidence issues. There, I said it.

But just a few minutes ago as I was about to start some freelance work, I was side-tracked by Facebook and before I knew it I was browsing through some of the Mommy blogs. One blog lead to another and soon I ended up in http://mommyfleur.com/. The recent post on the site woke me up. It was like a tsinelas (slippers) that thumped me in the head really hard. It's called "Things I'm Afraid to Tell You". 


She goes on to saying that a lot of people compliment her through her blog but the truth is she's not a perfect mother. She goes on to listing situations that I find all too familiar (chaotic house, not knowing anything about household, etc) And so I thought to myself, why am I so afraid of putting myself out there? This woman is so bold and straight forward. Her honestly makes her blog a good read. It has a lot of personality! And it's really a relief for me to know that I'm not the only mother who doesn't know what the hell she's doing. After all, motherhood is a lifetime learning process. The learning curves are never ending. Like what Richie says, it's MY blog. I can write whatever the hell I want with it. (Thanks hun! Love you!) 

After reading Mommy Fleur's post, I came to an awakening that I'm not writing to please anyone, or to show the world that I'm trying to be a perfect mom. I can never be the Pinay Martha Stewart, most especially an Asian Nigella Lawson. I should just be the imperfect little me! It's these little errors, failed attempts that will make me be a stronger mom. Not perfect, but stronger :-) Thanks Mommy Fleur! You rock! :-)


16 comments:

  1. Amen on the awakening mommy Rina! and don't be self conscious about your writing - you're great at it! More power to mommy bloggers!

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    1. Iyak nako hahaha! Thank you so much Mr. DrivingSpiderman!!!! That really really means a lot!:-)

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  2. I'm not a mom but I love reading your blog. We really can't please everyone. Self worth and confidence should always come from within. This is an experience that must be heard and read by other people as well.

    You are a great mom and a very good blogger so believe in what you are doing and everything else will follow.

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    1. Hi King! Your comment is surreal to me :') Thank you so much for your kind words! I am at a loss for words, really! I don't mean to be over acting but your comment really really made my evening! :-) THANK YOU!!!!!! :')

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  3. As my favorite quote goes...

    "Do in your heart what you think is right. You'll be damned if you do, you'll be damned if you don't."

    Go Rina! :)

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    1. Hi Mommy Guia! That's a beautiful quote! Thank you for sharing! And thanks so so much for the moral support! :-)

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    1. Awww thanks a bunch Michy! For what it's worth I enjoy your blog too! :-)Thank you for the support! :-) I feel the love! hehe :-)

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  5. hi Rina...congrats on finally mustering up the courage to write and just share about anything under the sun-- through your blog:) fret not what others may say....this is Your own space in the blogging world after all;)--carmen watkins

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    1. Hi Carmen! Amen to that! Thank you so so much for your time in reading and for your encouraging comment! :-)

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  6. Hello Ms Rina!! Goodluck and godbless your.blog..:D

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    1. Hi Ms Anonymous! I wish i knew your name hehe :-) Thank you so much for your comment! God bless you!!!! :-)

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