Why I Decided To Blog

Day Three of the Zero to Hero Challenge, which was supposed to be the other day, but I missed it, was to post about why you decided to make this blog and what inspired you.I can sum it up in three words:

I’m not lazy.

I love my family dearly, and goodness knows i can be as loath to get out of bed as the next person, but while they don’t intend to, there is this suggestion in my family that I’m lazy. I don’t think they intend it that way. They know how hard I work at school and such, but they are very physical people, building sheds, making things, digging out tree stumps and such, and there are some physical things I just can’t do right now. That doesn’t mean I won’t ever be able to do it, that I’m not working on my abilities, just that I’m limited.

But one thing they like to say is “Oh, you have an excuse for everything.” or “You wouldn’t know what to do with a full day’s work.” It’s teasing, but it still bothers me. 

This leads to an idea that I won’t stick with something, so when I suggest something like trying to become more independent and self-sufficient, and homesteading that they just think it’s yet another one of my ideas that I’ll drop in a week, I mostly formed this blog so I could share my ideas and track my progress with this endeavour while exploring my faith closer to nature, and get support and help from it, rather than “Oh, why don’t you just give up now. You’re not going to finish anyway.”

I don’t want anyone to think I’m being harsh on my family, or that they don’t support me in things. They do. This is not the first scheme I’ve had, and not the first one I’ve thought of and then stopped. They have good reasons to say and think those things but sometimes that kind of history is the last thing you need.

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4 responses to “Why I Decided To Blog

  • Hannah Ackroyd

    What great motivation to start/keep up blogging! Thanks for sharing your story! Good luck with your blogging mission! And good luck with the zero to hero challenge! I’m taking part too 🙂

  • pallasathena2007

    How funny. I get the same sorts of comments from my family, although now that I’m older it’s not a comment so much as an exchanged glance. Which is odd because I’ve grown so much since I’ve lived at home and accomplished so, so much. It doesn’t seem fair at all to characterize me this way, and it hurts. Mostly it hurts. Funny how family always wants us to stay the same, isn’t it? I’m rooting for you here. I don’t believe you can do this, I know you can because I’ve been in your shoes. History will always follow you, but the future is yours and yours alone.

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