Today marks a fresh new year. Yes I’m one of those people who gets giddy for the start of the new financial year. Don’t ask me why, I’m certainly not an accountant or any other profession where a financial year counts. But here I am, starting today, the first of July with my plan for the next 12 months in hand and renewed enthusiasm for The Humble Mum in my heart and mind.
When I started The Humble Mum not too long ago, I wasn’t sure what I wanted it to be. Wasn’t sure of what I had of value to share with others. I just wanted a creative outlet that helped me keep some of my digital marketing skills current.
I spent hours in the early days forcing myself to make content that fit to the confines of what other “influencers” were doing. I didn’t do it well, but I was still practising and exploring what I wanted this to be.
I loved the idea of a fully transparent story telling medium. But my husband is an extremely private person. I loved the idea of telling it like it is, but I’m smart enough to know that there are so many different ways to live life and accept most decisions made by others. So eventually my creative urges eroded with censorship on my opinions and fear of disclosing too much information about my life.
I’ve kept up a relatively steady stream of posts on Instagram and Facebook throughout the last year, lulls forming when I’ve been struggling. My natural instinct when the going gets tough is to get introspective on the who, why, where, how, when, what if life. Sometimes it can tie my mind up for weeks and months. But I usually get a solution, a way forward and a clear vision.
That’s what’s happened with The Humble Mum. I’ve been pondering over the meaning of this platform for months now maybe even the last year. Wondering whether to streamline life and close it all down or whether to put a solid effort in and see if I can make something I’m really proud to share.
After speaking to a dear friend who I met through the online community, I made the decision to recommit to The Humble Mum. To tell my stories with none of the fears that held me back and to really make this space into a place for me to share openly and encourage others to do the same.
So after making this decision, a vision came to me. I locked myself in my office and got the post-it notes out and got to work. I thought about the different areas of my life I could write about, share about and most importantly that I wanted to speak about. I then started thinking about topics within those areas that have popped up over the last couple of years and that matter to me.
What I hope I’ve developed is a plan for the year ahead, a fully scheduled topic list – 53 all up because 2019/20 has 53 Mondays in it. Each Monday marks the start of a new topic. I’ll post a blog, some social media posts and occasionally a video too.
I’m going to give it my all, I’d love to have you along for the ride, to share with you some of my innermost thoughts and some things that I haven’t previously spoken about here on The Humble Mum. So please, hop on and come along for the journey and feel free to follow me on my various social media platforms.