A few months ago, I received a comment from someone who said she was tired of hearing about dating and singleness on my blog and, perhaps, I wasn't over my ex-boyfriend if I still felt the need to discuss it.
I listened to this feedback and reflected on it over the last few months. To be honest, I even stopped talking about the topic. Her words got to me; they made me wonder if that's what other people thought. I fell into this weird space where I wanted to write to my single gals and also wanted to write about new motherhood, but worried I'd isolate a specific group of you lovely readers.
Basically I took the comment too seriously. And probably took my role in your life way too seriously :)
It hit me recently, though, that so many of you email me about your broken hearts. Because a broken heart hurts and anyone who has felt shattered always remembers the pain of it. The can't-eat-can't-sleep loneliness of it. While I am certainly over my ex (that part made me laugh), our broken hearts are a huge part of our past. Our wounds really do become our wisdom.
I'm sharing this not for pity or to seem defensive, but to explain that I aim to find the balance between all of the things I care about when I write. I care a lot about motherhood and marriage. But I also really care about break ups and singleness. Each of them can be pretty lonely - but also really beautiful and exciting. Isn't that how life works? A little bit of pain and a lot of beauty.
I'm here today to tell you this: I am going to blog about motherhood and marriage and being a 30-something girl. But I'm also going to blog about singleness and dating and being in your 20s. And also? Baking, natural cleaning products and beauty products. And, of course, my baby. And anything else that inspires, excites and moves me.
I hope my blog always feels like a safe space for anyone struggling, growing or in the thick of it. I hope you always know that, no matter the season, you're welcome here. Happy Monday :)