I was given an assignment today, but before I can even address it (3 goals for my blog) I am to frame them around, ” Why do I write this blog?” Just over a year ago, I was feeling pretty low self esteem. Approaching 50 ( shy over a year away now) I’d go shopping for a size 14 or 16 depending on Women or Miss size. I got frustrated that I was being directed to a whole different section in a department store, or not even find a size in boutique like stores. Then in day 4 of my writing, a young man offered to bring his model girlfriend to do a commercial take on the business I run with my husband, starring my husband AND his model girlfriend. Then I realized this was the year the last of our kids graduate high school and are leaving the nest. I’d spent years on the role of mother and wife, and left the workforce for 7 years now. In each case tears flowed and self talk ensued. So I decided to create this blog to find purpose with what I want to view myself like for the rest of my coming years, and to help other women who may be going through similar turning points in their lives. The title Shift in Beauty hints that we need to change what our idea of beauty is. I write mostly on the daily word prompt once or twice a week and connect it to whatever might be going on at the moment. So what are my goals?
Well clearly this is not a blog that is meant to generate money, or I would be homeless. What I would like is to make connections with the great women out there, that may find themselves in the same place. I’ve written about my one year journey of eating healthier and making exercise a part of my life. I’ve written about aging and redefining myself. I’ve written about experiences from the death of my sister, to my groovy time machine. I’d like more views and comments on my writing, along with learning about guest bloggers. As of now if I get 10 views on a writing piece, I’m thrilled. I’ve muddled through a year now and managed to get 41 followers. Imagine if I knew what I was doing! Finally, I’d like to get more comfortable with social media and learn to use it to my benefit. I don’t even own a face book page. Is it possible to gain an audience without one?
So if you stopped by, I am pleased to meet you.