I tried to get with the 7 day posting challenge at Jen’s Conversion Diary. But I was only able to manage 3 out of 7 days. Of course, that’s 3 days more than I have in the past, so I guess it’s a small victory. Which brings me to the reason I was unable to post for 7 straight days.
I have no voice. I read a lot of blogs and I love them all: cleaning blogs, organizing blogs, Catholic blogs, baking blogs. But I don’t have a clean house, I’m not as organized as I would like, I don’t have more than 2 kids, and I don’t bake every day, or even every week. So, what can I add? I work full time, I’m crabby and menopausal, my house always needs something fixed, and I’m frequently overwhelmed. I can’t talk about my parenting skills (they suck), my wifely skills (they suck even more). I don’t homeschool, I don’t write homeschool curricula, and we aren’t adopting a special needs child from overseas. Neither my husband or I nor our children have any serious ongoing health issues and we are blessed that we have been spared any major trauma in our 19 years of marriage.
There’s nothing going on in either the Church, my work, or my home that I can offer any comments on. So….where does that leave me. How do I find y voice?
Of course you have a voice, maybe you just can’t hear it yet. You don’t have to “have” or “do” any of those other things; they are already taken anyway. Write from where you are and where you and God meet.
I’ve struggled with having my blog have a theme for a while. My blog has no theme besides “things I do or think about,” but I like the blogging community enough to let go of my perfectionist tendency to have a pretty/organized/helpful blog. Even if you’re not saving the world, you can still blog about your own “little way” a la St. Therese. 🙂