In case you missed all of my posts on Facebook, my blog post was featured on the Huffington Post Parent’s Section yesterday. To say I was excited, humbled, proud, and every other emotion would have been an understatement.
Not only was in an honor to be featured on the Parent’s Section, but to have that post that is so close to my heart featured made the honor even greater. It felt, and still feels, like I’m accomplishing something important. Not only for myself, but for every parent that experiences a premature birth or a NICU stay. I hope my words are reaching people who have never even heard the word NICU before.
I love the fact that I get to reach so many people every day with this blog, but the Huffington Post reaches such a huge audience. To think what that could mean for premature birth awareness…I just almost can’t.
But, how do I follow that up? What do I do now?
I wrote that post last week, and I haven’t posted another new post since then. Of course, I posted on Monday’s Micro Preemie Monday, but that was mostly someone’s else’s story for me to share. I’ve been actually a little scared to write again.
How can I go back to sharing my day-to-day life, my goals, my healthy eating tips, and my parenting struggles? It just seems so insignificant in comparison.
But really, it’s not. It’s my life, and that’s what life is. It’s a combination of huge life-altering experiences with a ton of small, sometimes mundane, details in between. Sometimes, those small, seemingly insignificant parts are just as important.
Like kisses from your kids.
Like that piece of dark chocolate after a day of no naps and lots of whining.
Like your husband’s face as he’s looking at your article on the Huffington Post.
All of those were pretty darn good. Actually great.
So, that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to keep sharing whatever inspires me, whatever is on my mind, and even what is bugging me. I’m also going to keep sharing those beautiful micro-preemie stories, and sharing my emotional stories when I need to. Writing started as therapy for me, and it continues to be.
So, even if I’m never published on the Huffington Post again, it’s OK. I will keep writing, and I hope you will keep reading.