It may have been 2 weeks ago but I thought it shouldn't be ignored rather celebrated! I have been blogging for 12 months (admittedly less so in 2016)! I remember sitting in a lovely cosy coffee shop with a pen in my hand and a blank page in my diary as I wrote my first ever blog post, inspiration had struck and the words just flowed. I'd been thinking about doing it for a while. I'd looked on the wonderful world wide web for support with my Postnatal Depression (which had been diagnosed the previous December, when E was 5 months old) and although there seemed to be lots of advice, I couldn't find much out there for the single mum! There was lots of "ask your partner to help with the baby or housework so you can rest" But for me there was and still is no partner, I have amazing family and friends who would both do anything they could to help me but it's not the same as having someone to share everything with!!.
So I wondered what to do and I decide it might help to write about how I was feeling, and why not share it with the world by turning it into a blog! I also hoped that I could possibly help others in the process. And so it began "Just Me And My Pretty Little Lady"
During the last year I have written, rambled and waffled my way through 16 blog posts (17 if you include this one)! I have at times laid myself bare! But do you know I was right in thinking putting my feelings down on paper (because I still have to put pen to paper, or it just doesn't flow in the same way) would help! I do have to be in the right frame of mind (and environment) to do it! Sometimes a post can go in a completely different direction than I was expecting, but it is always cathartic!!
I want to say a massive thank you to all of you who read my posts, comment on them (58 comments) and support me. It means a lot!! So here's to my second year of blogging!! And long may it continue!!! XOXO