When my husband tried to get me to start a blog, I literally laughed in his face. Ummm, hello husband, exactly WHEN do you think I might have time to blog? Apparently he was unaware of ALL the wifely/motherly duties I had on my plate, right?
He kept telling me that I could find time and that it really wasn’t hard to do.
I wondered to myself if he had actually ever thought about ALL of the things that I do on a regular basis? I decided that he probably had no idea how “busy” my day was. I made him a list. You know how much my Type A personality likes LISTS!
I just knew that once he actually saw my looooong list of daily duties that he would LEAVE ME ALONE about the blog thing.
Not so much.
He actually got worse. His passion for this new thing he called blogging was slightly out of control and he was doing everything he could possibly think of to push it down my throat. Including…setting up a blog on blogspot for me. Ahem.
D*** you husband. Your persistence is sometimes annoying!
In my mind, he had it easy. He was blogging about his FAVORITE topic…FINANCE! It was an extension of his business.
For me, blogging about poopy diapers and spit up was not exactly my favorite topic. How unfair.
But, one day – March 21, 2008 to be exact, after being so fed up with hearing him talk about how awesome blogging was…I sat down at the computer and wrote my first post on House of Rose.
Honestly, I did it to make him happy. Wrong reasons I know, but truth be told, I like to keep my man happy. And he wanted me to try it…so I did.
I didn’t write my 2nd post until August 17, 2008, almost 5 months after committing to this little hobby of blogging.
I don’t really know why I changed my mind and decided to begin writing? A lot of it had to do with the success I saw J having on his blog. He was building this community of people who all LOVED personal finance. Hmmmmm. It really got me thinking, I could possibly meet other first time moms through blogging and we could share stories! After all, I was a newbie at the whole mom thing…any resources I could get was great!
And so it began. I started finding other mommy bloggers and began reading their sites. I started making friends. Some that lived thousand of miles away from me. You know what kept me writing? The friendships I was building.
So I hate to say this, especially in one of our first posts here on our new website (and don’t think I’m not biting my tongue), but my husband was right.
He gave me the push I needed to begin a journey that has created so much happiness (not to mention extra income) in my life!
And I did FIND the time to blog. It’s funny how when you don’t want to do something you can come up with EVERY excuse in the book to NOT do it. But, when you WANT to do something…you find a way.
House of Rose has been a passion of mine ever since! I would not be the mother that I am today without the group of woman that I met through my blog!