For a long time now I’ve been wanting to start a blog, I have actually attempted to start one before but after a very brief amount of time it ended. And every time I’ve started thinking about pursuing another one, I get distracted with the business side of things such as, what should my name be, what is my brand going to be, is my brand marketable, will people actually want to read my blog, what’s my niche… the list goes on and on! And once I get a few baby steps done, I get overwhelmed and discouraged with what comes next. By the time I get around to the real purpose of having a blog, you know the content… I have no idea what to write about. And then I end up shelving this dream I’ve had for a “few” more months.
Good news is, I’m feeling motivated lately and for now I’m going to focus on my writing. Hopefully everything else will fall into place as I go. The purpose of this blog isn’t to gain a mass following or to monetize my free time… What I hope to create is a lasting record or history of my family’s experiences and feelings so that when our three children grow up, they have something to take with them and share with their children and to pass on. I guess that’s the reason behind the urge I’ve had lately to start jotting down my ideas and thoughts.
My family and I currently live in the sunny, dry and hot city of Salt Lake City, Utah. This may be an over exaggeration given the fact that I’m 8 months pregnant. Utah as I’m sure you’re aware of, is a hub for what seems like plenty of lifestyle, fashion and mommy bloggers. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I myself have followed plenty of these women, admired them, envied them and enjoyed following along with their lives and families. They have both inspired me and discouraged me. I’m inspired by their ability to earn a living for their families while still having the time to be at home with their children and do what they love. But if I’m being honest they’re also a large part of the reason why I never truly felt ready to pursue a blog of my own. Most of the “popular” bloggers in Utah have huge beautiful homes, perfect bodies, picture perfect children, mad photography and writing skills, and beautiful IG accounts. I’m sure that they too have had struggles of their own and life isn’t as perfect as we would assume. And I also shouldn’t judge a book by its cover or compare/envy others to myself… trust me thats not what the focus of this post is.
I wouldn’t say that I’m embarrassed but I’ve been hesitant to share my families life with others because if we’re being real here… we just don’t have it all together yet and you know what…? That’s alright! Right now we have baby number 3 on the way, we live with family (which we are so blessed and grateful for) as we have been paying down debt, fixing credit and saving to buy our first home this next year. My husband and I both work full time jobs, he’s in full time college and we’re barely keeping our minds from unraveling half the time. Maybe that’s what will make us more relatable…? Who knows, all I know is that I’m grateful for where we are at in life. We have grown so much in these past couple of years, accomplished so many goals and milestones, and I want to start documenting the ones to come. I hope if you decide to follow along, you will enjoy learning more about us and be a part of our journey to success. Thanks for your support!
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