I’m back, y’all! This time as Mom On The Mother Road, and boy have I missed this! If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I had a blog when we lived in Orlando that I really enjoyed writing. I got to work with some wonderful people and companies and go on all sorts of adventures. It was my creative outlet and my favorite hobby that turned into something bigger. I grew a following of some fantastic local moms and I even got to meet them in person in many cases. That connection was so special to me.
In December of 2019, we officially moved to Oklahoma City for my husband’s job. We were grateful for the change and his promotion. But if you asked me 5 years ago whether I thought I would live in Oklahoma during my lifetime I would have confidently answered “no.” If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s that I can make plans, but I’ll ultimately take a leap of faith to be led where I’m supposed to go (even if it’s not apparent why I’m being led there at the time).
Since we moved to the Oklahoma City area, I’ve missed blogging so much. At the same time, I didn’t know where to go with it. I couldn’t very well be Mom Explores Orlando in Oklahoma! So I sat on it for a while and thought about what I really wanted to do. I finally decided to start a new blog in Oklahoma at the end of February… and we all know what happened then.
Doing our part
When the world shut down for COVID-19, I wasn’t sure what my blog could be. After all, it’s hard to explore a new place while staying home like we were instructed to do. Jon and I know it’s best for us and those we love to stay home and made many adjustments to the way we live. We are incredibly fortunate that the changes we’ve had to make have not been because of job loss or illness, as is the case for so many people around the world. Because of that, we feel even more responsibility to do our part. We’ve focused on how we can make a difference in our community and I let blogging sit on the proverbial back burner.
Finally, a balance
But I kept thinking about it more and more. I knew that in addition to continuing to do my part to make my corner of the world a better place, I could also embrace this season of our life and produce something encouraging and happy.
So here we are! Will Mom On The Mother Road look like my last blog? No. Am I sad about that too? Not even a little. I’m looking at this as an opportunity to make my blog what I want it to be. There will still be lots of exploring, but there will be more variety in my posts and more of me here too. I’ve had lots of time to plan this out and I’m so excited to get it started! I can’t wait for you to join me on my adventures!