On writing and coming home

A couple of people mentioned recently that they have not heard anything from me for a while and they wondered whether I was still writing… The answer is an emphatic yes! I have just been writing elsewhere.

Back in January, I talked about my journey from redundancy to self-employment and before that, I talked about being ‘Present’Β  and how Writing. People. Poetry had gone from being my tagline to being my ‘brand’. Since then, alongside working with my lovely coaching clients, I have completed a few writing projects, updated my own website, and (finally) started a blog there.

Perfection paralysis

In my first blog over on my website, I talked about how trying to write the perfect blog post paralysed me for seven months! It’s only when I dove into that fear and wrote about it that I was able to overcome it and finally get something out there. Here, it’s different. It’s like coming home. This was my first ever blog. I started it to get moving on my journey and although the destination has changed a little (and may well change again), it has certainly done that! I’m not worried about the odd typo as I know it’ll be forgiven. I’m just sharing my thoughts as they come to me (and this post really is a bit of a stream of consciousness) and that’s ok. If I post every week that’s great. If I don’t post for a few months that’s fine too. It’s just where I am on my journey.

Parenting, poetry and coming home

Lately, I’ve been writing a lot more over at my parenting blog, Mothering Mushroom, as being a parent is a big part of my journey at the moment. I’m sure in time I’ll write less there and more here. It is what it is.

I’m rambling…

What’s my point? Well, really, this is a post for those who said they’d missed me (I’m flattered. Thank you). I’m still here. Take a look at my recent blogs and if you like what you read there, sign up for my newsletter (coming soon! I am working on a free gift for everyone who signs up). If you’d prefer to read about parenting and family life, head over to Mothering Mushroom.

If you came/followed me/signed up here for the poetry, here’s a recent poem for you. I will be writing more poetry and short stories as they come to me and this is where I’ll keep them.

Honest Speaks is my first online ‘home’, and although I don’t live here anymore, I’m not ready to leave it yet. So if I don’t see you at any of my other online homes, let’s meet back here again soon.

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11 responses to “On writing and coming home

  1. Fab update Rachael, sounds like you have lots on, but in a positive and productive way. Look forward to reading your updates on Mothering Mushroom πŸ™‚

  2. maddy@writingbubble

    It’s great that you have a blog you can feel so at home on. I don’t know how you can keep up with three! From what I’ve seen on your professional blog and social media you’re doing really good work there and achieving lots! I’ll have to pop over to your parenting blog too – I have been there before but this one has always been my first port of call. I’ve loved your recent poems as always. Thanks for linking to #WhatImWriting. xx

    • I don’t keep up with them all at the same time! This one has been neglected for a long time and sometimes I take breaks from MM too but then when the creative ideas start flowing I can’t stop them! I’m keeping my biz blog to two posts a month for now – it’s all about quality over quantity! And now I’ve linked to #WhatImWriting two weeks in a row – a real achievement for me and I might even be back next week! x

  3. Lovely post, and interesting to hear how someone a bit further along the blogging ‘journey’ is juggling all those shifts in focus and priority! X

  4. Well done for juggling it all I say! I think it’s interesting how different blogs encourage you to write about different things. I wrote a parenting blog for many years but I wouldn’t dream of writing about my kids on my current blog! It’s nice to have these various outlets and it’s all good writing practice of course : )

    • Thank you! Yes, it’s interesting isn’t it? Although I might refer to my son in other blogs I wouldn’t talk about him the way I do on my parenting blog anywhere else… And yes, all that writing is good practice!

  5. Wow you really do have your fingers in a lot of pies. I’m impressed that you keep up to it all. Sounds like your writing is going well for you though.

    • Sometimes I don’t keep up with everything! But I try to keep an eye on priorities and let things go if/when I need to. But I’m always writing something!

  6. You’ve got a lot of great things going on. And I’ve ONLY JUST twigged that you read poetry at Britmums last year (and it was AMAZING, btw.) When I grow up, I want you to remind me how to be a kid again.

    • Aw thanks Chrissie! So glad you enjoyed the poem last year πŸ™‚ As for growing up… Do we ever really need to do that… πŸ˜‰

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