The Story Behind Mama State of Mind
In celebration of my blog launch, I thought it would be perfect to tell the story of how Mama State of Mind came to be. It was a long journey, with plenty of set backs and loads of self doubt, but I feel so complete now that my hopes and dreams have finally come to fruition.
The idea of starting a blog hasn’t always been with me. In fact, the idea didn’t come from me at all…..it came from my late grandmother. In April of 2016, I went to see a psychic medium in hopes of connecting with my grandmother. The session was mainly focused on finding closure and getting the answers to questions that had been weighing on my heart since she had passed away. But towards the end I felt the need to ask about my future.
At the time, I was feeling lost about who I was. I had taken on the role of “wife” and “mother” 100% and had completely erased all memory of who I was before I got married and had a child. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being a wife to my husband and a mom to our daughter, but there was a void that was draining me of true happiness. I wasn’t sure what I needed to fill it. The psychic medium started to tell me what she saw for my future, career wise, and I listened in awe. As she spoke, she described a dream I’d had just weeks before.
In my dream, I saw myself writing in a journal. As I wrote, I noticed a presence around me. I glanced up and saw my grandmother standing by my side. She put her hand on my shoulder and said “I want you to always remember that happiness is a state of mind.” And just like that, the dream was over.
After my session with the psychic medium, I began to try to make sense of her predictions for my future. She never plainly said “you are going to start a blog”, so it took me awhile to put the pieces together. It all clicked when I stumbled upon a blog post that had been shared on Facebook. As I read the post, I realized that it was something I might be truly successful at. My mind began to flood with ideas right away.
So Many Obstacles…..
The process of actually starting my blog took over a year. I struggled with finding a name for my blog. All of the ideas I had were already claimed. After months of being unsuccessful in finding a name, I started to doubt myself. I couldn’t even come up with a good name…..how could I come up with blog content that people would want to read?
So, I decided to listen to the recording of my session with the psychic medium for inspiration. As I listened, I recalled the dream I’d had just before my session. Then it hit me……”Mama State of Mind”. I ran to my computer and searched the name…..it was available on almost every platform! This had to be a sign. I bought the domain name and set up social media accounts that same day. My confidence was through the roof and inspiration was flowing through me; I needed to channel all of it immediately. But I hit a road block…..a huge one. We didn’t have the money for me to start my blog right then and there. This needed to be well thought out and budgeted. Nevertheless, I kept the momentum going by writing blog posts and researching about becoming a full time blogger.
But, as the months passed, I started to lose sight of my dream. Then, I got pregnant with our second child in December of 2016. My focus shifted to having a healthy pregnancy while also taking care of our toddler. But my blog was ever so present in the back of my mind. I knew I wanted to have it done before our second child arrived, so in June of 2017, I got serious about fulfilling my dream. I had finally saved up enough money over the past 10 months to cover the start up costs of my blog and I was ready to begin the journey into blogging. By the beginning of July, everything was complete, and here we are today!
I Made It!
I started this blog in hopes that my words will inspire others and serve as a reminder that no one is ever truly alone. I now have a place to connect with people; a place to open my heart and share the realities of my life. I am so thankful and blessed that this dream of mine has finally come true and I’m thrilled that you have joined me on this journey. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for reading the story of my blog! (And I hope you’ll continue to find my blog inspirational, useful, and entertaining!)