It has been a long while since I opened this blog with the intention of adding to it, in fact I had trouble remembering the admin web address!!
Firstly, I feel as though I owe it to my few but loyal followers to say “I am sorry to have simply disappeared”. I wasn’t in a good space — I couldn’t find a way to continue and I also couldn’t explain. After some time away I feel as though I have been able to reflect on what wasn’t working.
Blogging (and the internet in general) is a really strange world! I was not prepared for how it is able to swallow you whole…
I found that I was not having fun posting all of our wonderful learning and grateful moments anymore — I found myself thinking about the statistics and looking at “popular” blogs for inspiration — say what (not me, not authentic). I also found that I was making my images “pinable” and “shareable” (which not only takes time but much needed brain space!). I am not going to be doing this again!
I started to show our personal journey, to make the leap less scary for others, to share ideas, to feel connected and for myself to have a creative space. This is not what was happening. I have had some time to think and reflect I now feel as though I did love the blog that I began with and all I need to do is go back to the authentic choices. To know and accept that I do not want a “commercially viable” blog and that I don’t really want to review products (unless I really want to and love the products).
I am here to say, We Live We Learn is back! Also that it is going to be pretty casual around here from now on
If I have something that I just love and want to share, I will. I am not sure if I will post a grateful photo every day (it does take time).
My profession and my passion is photography. My life and my love is learning with my children — that is what this blog will feature.
Oh and I may or may not categorise my posts… I know it is so much easier for you, the reader, if I have a lovely organised blog although I am Dyslexic and that kind organisation is not something that comes naturally!
Here is a little of what has been happening