The observant amongst you will have noticed things have been quiet on the Women Aloud blog lately. I had my second daughter at the end of September so I’ve been a little busy adjusting to life with a toddler and a baby. And that’s why I missed the one year anniversary of this blog…oops!
So firstly, a big thank-you to those of you who have contributed posts…and secondly, thank-you to those of you who have been visiting the blog over the last year. I really hope you keep coming back for more!
Truthfully, over the last year I’ve not been able to spend as much time as I’d like to on the blog and now with another little human to keep alive I will need to manage the free time I do have to make sure the content keeps coming. I’ve got lots of ideas for new blog posts and I plan to make use of our other social media as well to do ‘quickies’ when my brain is too sleep deprived to write something longer! So if you don’t already, please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I hope to involve guest contributors and my lovely members a lot more in 2018 (sorry to be talking next year already!) so if you’re reading this and you have an idea for a blog piece please do get in touch with me (email@example.com)
The arrival of baby number two has also reignited my passion for encouraging us women to dedicate more time to ourselves; to our self-care, our wellbeing, our happiness. I feel really strongly about being honest about how we’re really feeling, finding a support network, doing things for ourselves. It’s not easy but I think we need to take a step back from trying to be perfect; trying to do it all; trying to be what (we think) others expect us to be.
I’m not suggesting we give up on being ambitious or challenging ourselves nor am I encouraging a move towards becoming completely self-centred. It’s about balance. It’s about making time for ourselves…to think / do / be. It’s a journey that I’m on and that’s why in coming months I want to look at how we can all do it together – using the Women Aloud blog, social media, and hopefully some events to help us take little steps towards happier and healthier versions of ourselves. (If you’re someone that has this happy/balanced/healthy life thing going on already, I’d love to hear from you so I can learn lessons from how you got there!)
Don’t worry it’s not all going to be big life transformation or soul-searching…Women Aloud will still be a mix of lifestyle content, recommendations and real women sharing their words. And as always, if you have any feedback or ideas please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Laura x