I love being a blogger.
I’ve been doing this for years now – in other places, under different names. I’ve blogged about the joy of my kids. I’ve blogged about the goodness of married life. I’ve blogged my way through some of the darkest moments of my existence. I’ve blogged when there’s been barely anyone out there reading my words.
Lately, it seems, that my blogging-support-community-network-thingie is really growing…and I couldn’t be happier about it. Not only do I enjoy the support that I receive from others, but I like spreading the love and giving it back to others, as well.
I’m meeting some really awesome people.
So I’ve decided to start a new regular feature here – “Spreading the Love”…where I will highlight a particular blog or recent post from one of the many that I read. Something that has touched me or inspired me or made me think or made me laugh or somehow just caught my attention in some way….because ya’ll are so incredibly cool, I want to spread the word so that other people know about you, too.
The first blog I want to spread the love to is Stay-at-Home-Mayhem. I stumbled across this blog recently through CBG’s blog (isn’t stalking networking great??), and I knew, when I read one particular post of hers, that she and I were, indeed, kindred spirits. It was these words that caught my attention:
A couple of months ago I did something very brave: I stopped dieting. I stopped calorie counting. I stopped working out in the name of body hatred. I stopped beating myself up for my weight. I got smart and I began to let go.
It’s a journey that I know all too well myself, and one that I think more women can learn from.
The Maven is on a beautiful journey of growth and self-discovery, has a great sense of humour, and even better, is a fellow Canadian! Doesn’t get much better than that, really. If you’re not familiar with this blog, I highly recommend that you take a swing by and check her out.
Oh – and btw – I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for new people to stalk read, so if anyone has any recommendations of blogs they read, enjoy, and are touched by in some way, I’d love to hear all about them…