Jessica from Send Sunshine invited me to take part little fun trip, A Tour Through BlogLand or The Virtual Blog Tour Award. What a fun idea 🙂
So welcome to your current destination: “A Momma’s View”!
The rules are such…
1. Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
2. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do:
•What am I working on at the moment?
•How does my work differ to others in my genre?
•Why do I write/create what I do?
•How does my writing/creative process work?
3. Compose a one-time post which is posted on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator)
So here are my answers:
At the moment I am working on my blog mainly. Or maybe not working. More like enjoying. I just finished the NaNoWriMo and really enjoyed working on my first 50’000 words Novel. So right now I feel like my brain needs a bit of time to recover and then go back to this Novel and “clean it up” a little. It was fun!
My work differs because it is my work. My words, my style of writing, my opinions and what I experienced. There is nobody like me out there. Just a lot of people who maybe to the same things. But then they are all different. And so is my blog.
I always loved writing. It is what I enjoy really much. I finally found a place where I can do that and be me still. So that is how my blog came along. It also gave me the confidence to write my first Novel. And who knows where it will lead me. At this stage I don’t really care. I just enjoy the writing. And I enjoyed working on a project like the NaNoWriMo, because it gave me the confidence that I can do it, that I can write a little story and get it done in a certain amount of time. And I definitely want to write more.
I feel like I pick up on an idea and the words just build around it. They come together and build a sentence and then a paragraph and so on, here on my blog but also with the Novel. The post and the story shaped themselves, they developed. And I guess that is how it works for me, I need to let it develop and then kind of flow out of my hands… Sometimes I need a cup of coffee next to me. And I realized that I need to write down at least some pointers if I can not just start writing the post or text right away. Otherwise it will be gone…
I decided to include my post in this one rather then writing an extra one. So here we go for point 3:
I love my life as a mom. My kids are great and homeschooling really works for all of us. I am proud of our kids and I love watching them grow and develop. They are my life. I understand the worries my parents, my mom had and probably still has. I guess you can only understand it once you are a parent as well. There are many things I want to do the way they did. But there are also things I need to do differently. Most probably you never stop worrying. No matter how old your kids are, they will always be your little babies. The trick will be to balance it. And that is what I want to do differently. If you can’t let go, if you can’t trust your kids to make the right decisions, you hold them back. It affects their confidence and ability to “fly free”.
I will have to let go earlier. I will have to encourage them to leave the nest. Often I felt like I could not go. I was held back. And I don’t want my kids to feel that way. I want them to know that they are always welcome to return and that we will always be there for them. Of course I will not kick them out. But I want them to know that they can use their wings and extend them to the fullest in order to experience life and the world.
I hope this post will be a little reminder for me to do this. Be there for my kids when they need me, accept the way they live their life and support them in any way possible, if they need it.
Parenting is a challenge for sure and there is no manual what so ever. A very tough but rewarding job. And I am sure happy that I am a parent.
Continue this virtual journey by visiting the following blogs:
View Pacific on Monday, the 22nd of December
Vancouver Visions on Monday, the 29th of December
Oscar on Monday, the 5th of January
SalvaVenia on Monday, the 12th January