A new guest post series from some of my favourite bloggers talking about blogging and their life. This week we have Jessica from Four Plus an Angel:
I was not a big fan of women before I started blogging.
Yes, I realized this is completely odd since I am one.
You would not find me out to lunch with the girls on Saturday or filling my calendar with bachelorette parties and manicure dates.
Of the many things that adolescence and my teen years taught me, the one lesson that stuck with me the most was that girls really, are not nice.
As I got older I always felt more comfortable with the guys.
I happily spent time with my husband and his friends and was relieved to escape the judgemental and caddy of the world.
But then I started blogging.
I met women who were kind and welcoming and supportive.
I connected with bloggers who have been in my shoes at one point or another,
and bloggers who have not, but seem to understand me anyway.
The community I entered into when I created a blog has restored my faith in all things female.
We are so different and yet exactly the same.
And while we may gossip about annoying celebrities and gasp over exaggerated panty lines, really?
We are all in this together.
The woman in line in front of me at the grocery store is only staring at my cart because she wishes she would have grabbed the extra large bottle of wine too.
And the lady sighing as she holds the door for my monster stroller, dawdling three year old and cranky teenager? She’s just sending up a silent prayer of thanks for her fantastic babysitter.
I am not the only one who has no idea if I am doing this whole mothering thing right or the only one who feels insecure about my weight/height/teeth/clothes/number of blog readers.
I have learned through blogging, that if I put myself out there I can meet amazing, amazing women who have no desire to pull me down.
They would much rather lift me up and pull me through,
all while we make plans for our girls lunch and manicures,
just in case we ever happen to be in the same state.
|Jessica is the stay-at-home mom to five children, four in her arms and one in her heart. You can find her at Four Plus an Angel where she blogs about her journey through life after the loss of her daughter while raising a toddler, two triplets and a teenager with autism.|