Finding my voice amongst so many great blogs and bloggers has been a bit of a revelation. This past year has seen me going from feeling that I’m jack of all trades to finding a bit of a niche I really want to write about. When I started blogging it was to document the day to day but that’s not what it is anymore. I do still write about daily observations and the children growing up but I have naturally found more of a specific area now. Now that I’m not teaching sociology I want to write about education, inequality, raising positive young people, building self esteem and confidence. When I wrote accidental discrimination and speaking out like a girl I discovered this is what makes me tick more than anything else. I think because I’m not teaching these things daily in the classroom that I need to voice this here. I will still do reviews but don’t be surprised to see more positive things about self esteem and building children up. I have been using the hashtag # likeagirl and #thisgirlcan across social media and it feels such a good thing to be promoting. There will still be travel, something that as a family we are doing more of now that the children are older and it is somewhat easier. Travel has become easier now that I’m not governed by a 9-5 job ( not that teaching was ever 9-5) and I’m hoping that as a family there will be more short trips and nights away.
mums savvy savings will continue to share my money and time saving ideas and once again I’m excited by blogging. Many bloggers claim they don’t have a niche and whilst that too is fine I’m glad I’ve found mine. I’ve only been blogging five years so that’s why it is a revelation to me. So whilst I have some favourite blogs that I know will give me something specific I’m hoping others will see I have a specific place too. Whilst I look to northern mum for funny or Sarah at Grenglish for thought provoking pieces that challenge me I have found something I want to say. Blogging is brilliant for adapting as we change and grow.
Now that I’ve got that out I’m heading back to the beach to enjoy the sun. I’m feeling content with blogging and all it brings, five years ago I never would have thought I’d leave teaching to blog but it’s amazing just where it has gone. I feel that I have such a good work life balance by earning just enough to be at home more and able to attend events and press trips that come my way. I have never worried about running out of things to write and and say but right now I feel invigorated by it all once more.