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Reflections on Cuddle Fairy’s 2nd Blog Birthday…

I can’t believe little Cuddle Fairy is two years old today!! Boy the time has flown by! At the same time, as I think back to launch day two years ago, I was a nervous wreck. With the help of Google, I had patched my blog together & was ready to release her to the world. I can honestly say that I was quite concerned about what people would think of it – especially people I know personally. Despite concerns & nerves, Cuddle Fairy went live on March 27, 2015.

I had mulled the idea of a blog around & around in my head for about a year before I decided to go for it! I can happily say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made! As I think back over the past two years, I realise how much my blog has taught me & how much I have grown from being a blogger.

I learned first hand that if something is on your mind & won’t go away, then just go for it! Take the plunge!

worth taking a chance quote

I don’t want to look back at my life with any regrets so I think going for something on your mind & in your heart is the way to go. Even if you are afraid! With blogging anyway, it has gotten much easier as I go along. The hardest part was starting! And I think that is true for a lot of things.

When I look back on my first blog posts they were short & I was afraid to really put my voice out there. Things have definitely changed! Putting myself out there in the world, open to criticism was also worrying & still can be when I write something different from the norm.

My blog has taught me what David Bowie said – you can neither win nor lose if you don’t run the race. It can sound cheesy but if you walk the race you won’t ever win it. And writing short posts without my personality truly coming through was walking the race. I realised that I had to put my whole self into my blog & just throw myself out there.

The wise Winnie the Pooh bear has put it well…

put yourself out there quote

So, my blog has taught me to follow the voice in my mind urging me to go for it – to be brave – to voice my opinion – to put myself out there. And for that, I’m very grateful to Cuddle Fairy!

with brave wings she flies quote

I’ve said it before & I will say it again now – my blog has helped me to get my voice back. As a stay at home mum of 3, I honestly had lost a lot of myself. I was focused on the kids, my husband & the house & had forgotten what I like just for me & what makes me happy.

Finding my voice has come through writing my blog & forcing myself out there. BUT without the support of my amazing blogger friends & the parenting blogger community as a whole, it would have been much more difficult. I’m amazed by how close I’ve gotten to many of my blogger friends even though we haven’t met in person. We are like-minded & support each other. And that makes blogging more fun & has made braver.

surround yourself with like-minded people quote

As the feature image at the top of the post says: everything has changed & yet I am more me than I have ever been. That sums up how I feel today looking back over the past two years. I feel like I have grown into the person I was meant to me. I’m happy, confident & am loving what my blog brings to me & my family. Not only in terms of opportunities but also in the friendships & lessons it has taught me.

Happy 2nd Birthday to my darling Cuddle Fairy!! xx


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