I quite often sit back and ponder for a while. “Why am I writing this blog?”. “What is my purpose for writing posts and sharing photos?” Apart from the fact that I enjoy it, and it has now become a huge part of my job, it took me a while to really figure out and discover the main purpose for writing travel related posts (even in between our travels, when staying put). I think I was attempting to dig a little deep and looking far too into the roots behind my blog, because the sole reason for writing these posts is simple: To inspire parents to travel. But not only that – I just want to inspire. This blog is almost like my journey into not caring how people perceive me. I’m going to do what I love and I’m going to do it loud. You should too.
The benefits of traveling with a child are far and beyond. My favourite advantage of taking Daisy to different countries, is showing her how big the world is. There’s nothing quite like showing your child the world with the aim of defining their own fortune. Showing them how big the world is and how small they really are. A tiny dot on a globe. A single spec. I always worry that people reading my blog are thinking ”oh will she just shut up?” but then that’s the point. If you love something, shout about it. Why on earth would you not?
I always remember starting this blog! A few days after my first scan with Daisy. I was never going to be a mum, it wasn’t on the cards. I hadn’t planned to be a parent. But as soon as I saw her wriggling around on the screen, I fell in love. I started this blog privately for myself – to remember all the little moments that are likely to be slightly faded. I blogged about my pregnancy, I took photos, I wrote letters. These are all posts that I thoroughly enjoying looking back over. I can’t wait to read and show them to Daisy when she’s old enough to understand. But as the online revolution took off, and every other individual decided to start a blog, I ended up feeling a little lost. Why am I bothering? I’m bothering because I’m passionate and enthusiastic.
” I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good .”- Roald Dahl
One of the best quotes I’ve read. Lukewarm is no good. I don’t like telling people about my blog – I actually attempt to keep it as quiet as possible when telling people what I do for work. I’m not sure why though – I am proud. So back to my question – what is the point of Dear Little Daisy? The point is to inspire. It’s that simple. Do what you do and do it loud.