Anyone in the blogging community knows that bloggers tend to spend a lot more time reading than they do writing. As the blogging baby, I am no exception to this unwritten rule. Every day mommy and I spend many hours reading the words of other bloggers. We want to do our part in the community
We read to find answers to a problems we may be facing, and we read purely for enjoyment. Sometimes we read someone’s blog simply because they have been reading ours and it’s nice to reciprocate. We read to get inspired and see how other bloggers do things. We read because it makes us feel like we are part of a global community of like-minded people and we all want to feel like we belong.
During one of our searches for great reading, mommy and I came to a startling realization. The internet is full of abandoned blogs! Mommies who poured their hearts into carefully crafted words, finding they had nothing left to say once their little ones were grown. Is this the inevitable fate of The Diary of a Little Peach? Are we heading towards our own demise?
When mommy and I embarked on this journey, we both knew that I wouldn’t be the blogging baby for very long. I have already outgrown 4 sets of clothing which mommy has carefully folded and put away while holding back tears. Soon I’ll be the blogging toddler with a new set of adventures to blog about.
I may not be a blogging baby forever, but I will always be mommy’s little peach. Even when I’m big with little peaches of my own. Or maybe they will have to be apricots. Will I still be blogging here by then? As much as I hope so, I know that I can’t make that guarantee. None of us know what our future holds in store for us and time has a way of changing things.
We may still have a lot of blogging ahead of us, but all journeys eventually come to an end. It is futile to long for what has passed, or fear what is to come. Although not always easy, it is smarter and healthier to live in the present.
Take a good look at the present moment and decide how you want to spend this time. You will never have this moment again so enjoy it before it becomes the yesterday that you long for. Think about what you will miss the most and go do that right now while you have the chance. I’ll have to end here as I suddenly feel the need for a snuggle with mommy.
October 20, 2016