This blog used to see a lot of parenting moments, mostly nuggets of wisdom my elder one shared, at the beginning of its life. Then gradually it changed to gratitude lists and random musings that wandered into my mind. I used to worry about not having a particular niche which stopped me from sharing my thoughts here.
I forgot the reason why I started this blog. It was for the love of my writing and to find a sense of purpose. Even though the blog gave me a purpose and direction to go on, somewhere along the way I felt that what I shared didn’t matter as I didn’t have a niche or because I wasn’t churning out helpful posts for my readers fixing the problems in their lives.
I forgot that reading for the sake of reading and writing for the sake of writing also played an undeniable part in keeping our minds sane. I forgot how happy and peaceful it made me feel when I read a fellow blogger’s random musings. I hated the term “hobby blogging” just as much I hated the term “housewife” both of which somehow devalued the significance of blogging and a wife, that I forgot the calmness that spread over me when I wrote a post like this with no purpose whatsoever.
I am glad that I don’t hold those negative thoughts in my mind any longer. Those negative connotations aren’t holding me hostage anymore. I am finding liberation one day at a time, one post at a time.
Written for #SoulfulSunday, an exercise to nourish our creative side, by listening to a 10 minute guided meditation followed by 10 minutes of writing, formulated by Esha and supported by Shilpa and yours truly on Sunday at 7 pm IST.
You are welcome to join this meditative writing session!