It may not seem that I have done much to land where I am, but let me assure you that a lot of effort and energy goes into sharing my life publicly with you all. Suddenly I am expected to have all the answers and know how to do everything the correct way. I’ll let you in on a secret now before you read further. 1) I don’t have all the answers and 2) As far as the ‘correct way’ goes, I’m probably doing it all wrong but hey, it works for me!
Some of you have seen the amazing highs I’ve experienced. Watching me in labour LIVE through Snapchat would have to be my favourite that I can recall off the top of my head (fun times for you guys, definitely wasn’t for me at the time!) and now I suppose you’ll now experience some of the lows as I find my feet again and get use to the words ‘single mum’.
If anything, what I’ve been facing at this stage in my life has given me more of a reason to start my blog! It is just the kick up the arse I need to keep me occupied rather then crawl into a ball, pull myself away from all the things I love and feel sorry for myself like everyone would expect, and probably understand if I did.
For me, being in this position is rather empowering if you think about it. Two little girls have their hearts set on being like their Mum one day and as one of the biggest, if not THE biggest influence in their lives, I want to give them something to be proud of. Writing is going to be my new way of expressing myself to you, a way of letting you in on my thoughts and anything else I find interesting… According to me! Social media has given me this pretty cool platform and I think its such a waste if I don’t do something beneficial with it.
Every single day I am flooded with messages of support from people needing it just as much themselves. I love that I don’t receive these messages because I am seen to have all my shit together, but because I sometimes don’t. You see, most people don’t want to always be seeing or reading about how perfect peoples lives are and how easy they have it. (No I haven’t done a survey on the world and got actual evidence to support that statement but I’m pretty spot on most of the time so I think I’m right in saying it, yeah?)
So I feel this is where I come in. You want to see real? Well here it is. It wasn’t easy exposing my life to everyone but I committed to this sharing thing a while ago now and touching peoples lives has a way of becoming addictive so why stop now? Welcome to According To Abby!