It has been a quiet several of months around here. On the blog, I mean – not in real life. In real life, a lot has been going on, which is exactly why this space here has been so quiet!
Because of some huge life changes, I’ve decided it is time to bring Musing Momma to a close. What does that mean, exactly?
- No more new blog posts or social media postings.
- I am leaving the site up for now, so it can continue to be a resource for those who find it.
- I may very well resume blogging down the road, in a different space. If I do, I’ll use the Musing Momma email list to let you all know.
- There is also a book in the works, just for those of you in mixed race families, and if I ever get my act together and actually finish it (it is being co-authored), I will be sure to share that too.
It’s funny how life is constantly changing, and the way we have the opportunity to constantly evolve along with it. It’s a beautiful thing, too. I started Musing Momma nearly six years ago, when my boys were just one and four years old. I had no vision or big plans for blogging, just a desire to write and share my ideas, with the thought that somehow I could use translate what I had learned as a psychologist into useful information for other parents by sharing my own experiences as a mom.
Looking back at the 400+ posts I’ve written over the years, I see a history of my family, my own ups and downs as a parent, successes and failures, joys and frustrations. This site became a place to hold my story, even when my vision for the site eventually crystallized into sharing parenting ideas and providing support for other mixed race families.
I had no idea that writing about parenting and about race would help me develop a deeper understanding of both, but it most definitely has. I also had no idea that the time would come that my heart would lead me back into clinical work, providing therapy to children and parents, and that I would then be ready to set aside my blog. Sometimes we have no idea where life is taking us and the way that today is readying us for tomorrow, yet that is just what happens, if we can be open and trust the process. This is the value of being able to sit with uncertainty.
Blogging has played a huge role in giving me the confidence to start my own business. I’ve taught myself things I didn’t know I was capable of – like designing a website all by myself and modifying CSS code. I had no idea what CSS even was when I began! I’ve learned about marketing and design, which are very handy tools for starting a new business.
Most importantly, I’ve learned to trust my voice and what I know, realizing I don’t have to “know it all.” As someone who grew up striving for perfection, I’ve learned not to sacrifice good enough on the elusive quest for perfect. And I’ve experienced first-hand the value of community, as your feedback has given me confidence in my ability to make a difference.
Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.