I’ve been writing for almost a decade now. There have been highs and lows along the way but I do my best to share our journey, despite the daily challenges.
One of the problems with doing this for as long as I have is there are times where I simply burnout and sorta lose my voice.
I don’t mean lose my voice in the traditional sense though. When I lose my voice, I mean that I feel as though I’ve lost my direction in regards to writing. Sometimes I’m just too exhausted to make heads or tails of my thoughts, let alone put those thoughts into words.
One of the things that I struggle with sometimes is keeping up with my writing and conveying my thoughts or feelings in ways that make sense to those reading them.
Currently, I’m struggling to find myself and my voice. I’ve been writing about my family’s journey for so long now and my kids are getting older. Trying to find a balance between sharing our story and respecting the privacy of my kids is very challenging.
I’ve talked to them about this and none of them really have any reservations about being the topic of blog posts, even when the topic includes things of a more sensitive nature like the Autism related challenges they are facing.
When they were little, nothing I said here on the blog had any impact on them whatsoever.
They’re at an age now, where they can access this blog or my YouTube channel and it’s a concern for me. I don’t want anything I’ve said to ever make them feel bad or embarrassed.
I think I’ve done a decent job of balancing transparency and privacy thus far. I’m just struggling right now to find my voice once again and continue moving forward with this blog in a way that’s beneficial to everyone, including myself.
That’s hard. Sometimes I want to share stories from my family but I can’t due to keeping privacy. Or maybe something for myself but still involves privacy. I’m sure you’ll do a great job going forward. You try to keep it real which is good.