2 weeks blogging… here’s my review.
So two weeks have passed since my first blog post (link here) and I’ve loved every single minute. All the networking, social media, chatting, commenting and blogging has been fantastic.
I’ve never been much of a writer, as I’m sure a lot of the experienced bloggers, journalists and writers will have noticed by now. I know my grammar won’t be the best as I failed my higher English exam two years in a row. It’s because of that I genuinely thought when I wrote my first blog post that it would flop and I’d never write anything again. So the fact I’m still writing is because of all of your support, likes, shares, follows and lovely comments. Which I can’t thank you enough for.
So where do I go from here…
Well, as my wife will attest to, I’m not someone who does things in half measures, it’s either all or nothing to the point I get quite obsessive. Not sure if that’s a good or bad trait to have but it’s one I possess. So over the next few months I’m going to keep writing posts, keep putting everything I have into it and hopefully keep getting more and more support. As I’ve only been doing this for such a short time I’ve set myself some small goals, goals which I think are reasonable and obtainable, and I’ll keep pushing everyday to achieve them.
I also wanted to add a little bit about my family’s personal life and how it’s affected our lives over the last few weeks too. As some of you may know if you’ve read the post Hospitals, my love-hate relationship my family have had a very hard few months. I’ve either been in hospital or at home barely able to get out of bed. I think in that post I understated how bad things were as I didn’t want to be too serious, but in all honestly its been immensely tough for me and my family. Every day over the last two months I’ve been in excruciating pain, popping pill after pill, having to eat a pureed diet, losing weight to the point I’m fainting, not being able to help out and not being able to be a dad or husband.
In some ways I feel like I’m a bit of a fraud writing about being a dad while lying in my bed watching my wife do everything. She has been truly remarkable, I honestly can’t praise her highly enough. How she manages to care for me, while being a mum to a 5 month old and a 2 year old who at times has been very hard work, she’s without question the rock of this family and someone I couldn’t live without.
My illness, although being so tough, has also been my inspiration and given me the time and focus to start my blogging journey. So over the next few weeks and months I’ll hopefully be able to write about a lot more positives, my road to recovery (fingers crossed) and me being a real life dad to my children again.
This real life Dad xx