This was my very first post, which inspired the name of my blog. It was originally intended to document my journey from homeless, daycare-less, unemployed single mom to….well….at that point I really had no clue.
Then I found my first three single mom blogs. After that, I was hooked. I searched out every single mom blog I could find, adding them to my links so I would be able to keep up on all of their lives.
Then there were the custody battles, the court drama, the creation of “Roofie” which overtook my blogging mind for almost a year. Between Egg donations, giving speeches, Head Start wars, potty training, moving, visitation and changing jobs, I started to worry that if I wasn’t in the middle of some crisis I wouldn’t have anything to write about.
I’m happy to say that 2 years after the birth of this blog, I’m financially sound, living independently, have custody of my daughter and am more empowered & confident than I have ever been in my life.
Blogs have been criticized for being self-indulgent, self-important, narcissistic ego-trips. For me, it was a tool for self esteem. Due to my self-deprecating Piscean personality, I doubt I would have given myself much credit for the events that have transpired over the last 2 years. Without this blog, I would never have appreciated how much I’ve grown, and how far I’ve come as a mom and a human being. Documenting has allowed me to compare, reflect and view myself in a meaningful way. It also has connected me to some amazing people andunforseen opportunities.
Wow, I really didn’t mean to give a speech, but thank you to all the bloggers who have inspired me and my fellow single moms who are rockin’ the parenting world alone, every day.