Post Comment Love 19th - 21st October

Welcome to Post Comment Love, our little linky that opens every Friday and you are welcome to link up one of your posts written during the last week. The linky stays open until Sunday evening and Stephanie and I stop by every post linked up to give it some love. What will you have for us this week?

This week I've started to think about my future as a stay-at-home mum. LP is 9 years old, he's not quite at a stage where he doesn't need me but he is slowly getting there. He started walking a little way to school on his own recently and suddenly I'm realising it won't be long before he goes to High School and he'll be getting the bus just like his brother. It's a scary prospect when all you've ever known is being a mum to your children. They'll both be at a stage where they need me much less and I'm not sure what to do with that.

Part of me wants to throw myself into blogging, make that my new baby, and part of me wants to go out and get a "proper job". Although I'm not sure how I'd cope in an office it would be something just for me really. To be honest I think this is just another one of those things where I'm having a bit of a personal crisis and don't know what to do with myself. I have no doubt I'll be back to normal before long and I'll be chatting about how annoying it is to have two teens in the house!

Or maybe I'm just panicking because it's half term soon and I don't know what we'll be doing all week! Eek.

How's your week been?



Blogger Showcase Anna from Yes, Little Hummingbird




Who are you? 


I’m Anna– Lovely Liminal Being, Bone Whisperer, Rose mother, and Professional Cat Herder… Which is really just a pretty way of saying I’m a Creative Type, Housewife to a wonderful Husband, Fur Mother to 4 beautiful (albeit devilish) rescues, and struggling (but determined) Plant Mother who’s aesthetic goals in life look something like “Ethereal & Otherworldly” had a love child with “Simple & Basic“- then ran off and had an affair with “Vintage“; you can read about my life story here if you’re interested.

Equal parts opinionated & energetic, I have more hobbies than is actually reasonable for any single human being to possess- including gardening, writing, food, photography, books, fashion, art, needlecraft, tea, and more; simply speaking I’m one giant, hot, anxiety riddled mess who’s passionate about a lot of things… Like “foaming at the mouth” passionate; there’s a reason I call myself an “overly excitable, anxiety riddled cucumber“.



How did you discover blogging?


I discovered blogging through Xanga all the way back in... You know, I'm not even going to count that far back. Fast forward to 2010, though, and I discovered Tumblr through a roommate- which kicked off several years of microblogging before finally moving to Wordpress in 2012 and blogging on both regularly. In 2015 I made the full switch to Wordpress and have been there ever since!



How did you start blogging?


All the way back in my Xanga days, I initially started blogging to vent frustration and anger as your average preteen does. Eventually I moved on to recording information about my religion as I converted and learned about it. That fell out and I didn't blog for a very long time, until I discovered Tumblr. There I used it to microblog about my frustrations (again) before discovering the Fitblr community. Having just recently made the decision to start losing weight the healthy way, I swapped gears and immediately made a Fitblr of my own. Eventually I made another (secondary) one to talk about my religion again. I blogged about those same things when I moved over to Wordpress; today my blog's an amalgamation of a lot of things- from Health to Hobbies, local adventures, homemaking and gardening, recipes, and even my own Mental Health.



What do you find most challenging?


Creating content, definitely; I really struggle with figuring out what to write about- especially because I consider my life incredibly boring; being chronically ill and disabled, I just don't think my daily life is really worth writing about very much. I also don't have a lot of money for things (My Husband and I only recently managed to break out of our Childhood poverty and reach the slightly higher Working Class / Lower Middle Class levels) so I just feel incredibly uninteresting compared to other bloggers and it really takes a toll on my ability to create content with subjects I feel are actually interesting enough to write about.



What is your favourite topic to write about?


Adventuring, definitely! I don't consider myself a "travel blogger" of any sort because I'm not jetsetting internationally or anything. But even if it's just a simple walk around the block, a several hour long hike at a local trail, or the rare trip into the big city, I really enjoy writing about little adventures around my state.



Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?


I'd be a liar if I said that some part of me didn't want to monetize my blog. I mean, who doesn't want to make money blogging? But it's just not a feasible option for me- nor is it what I really want to do; I mostly blog just to have a voice somewhere, and to share. It's be nice to make money off that (and I do have a Ko-Fi in case anyone ever feels generous) but it's not really a necessity or goal for me.



What is your favourite thing about blogging?


Just... Getting it out! If I'm having a bad week, or I'm really struggling mentally. If I'm frustrated or have an opinion that's eating me up inside. If I'm super excited abotu a trip we took, or introducing a new furry child into the family... It's really cathartic to just have a space somewhere to talk- and sometimes that talking helps or resonates with others, leading to some super awesome friendships.



Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?


Being broke and living in a location that- let's face it- is far removed from practically everything, I've never really thought of going to any sort of conference or blogging meetup. It's also just not in my interests as someone who doesn't particularly care abotu making money or networking (not that there's anything wrong with any of that). So, nope! Never been!



What are your 3 best posts?





Describe yourself in 3 words!


Anxiety riddled cucumber



Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake kind of person?


I'm a Tea and Cake kind of person- which says a lot about me, I think; I've always joked that I can't just be a "normal" person and always have to have the interests that are ever so slightly off from the norm.



What's your idea of the perfect night out?


My perfect night out is with my Husband- and it's short and relatively isolated because neither of us are very peopley types of people; we drive to the lake and watch the sunset before grabbing icecream or a snowcone from our favorite vendor, and taking a walk around. We finish out the night at home, cuddled up on the couch to catch up on our favorite Netflix shows, or a new episode of Critical Role.



Perfect night in?


I make us dinner. It's probably something interesting I found in one of my cookbooks (depending on whether or not it's a special night, it might be a particularly fancy / unique one from the antique cookbook I own). We eat. And then we cuddle up on the couch to catch up on our favorite Netflix shows, or a new episode of Critical Role. (are you noticing a trend?)



What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?


My Husband routinely says that my best quality is my passion for the little things: The perfect colors in a sunset, a flower, spotting a Mississippi Kit, or the joy of watching the Sparrows at my Bird Feeder. He says it makes him slow down and stop being so bitter.





Thank you Anna for answering our questions, please feel free to grab our 'featured' badge and display it ever-so-proudly on your blog.


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6 comments

  1. My girls are 11 & 16 and I keep thinking about getting a job but then I get a phone call from school saying one of them is ill and I am glad I don't have a job to go to. At least if you throw yourself into blogging you would be home. It's hard.

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    1. You're right Kim, and that's the dilemma at the moment. Luckily I have lots on at the moment and have to concentrate on the blogging - maybe that'll help with the decision. :)

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  2. Choosing to stay home or to work is a big decision. My week has felt pretty rough, but here it is Friday! Thanks for hosting this fun Friday party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Yay for Friday hey? 😁
      And yes, I think I'll take my time making this decision. :)

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  3. I wish you luck making the right choice for you. I’m working 3 1/2 days now and my boys are 9 & 12. You do need a comtingency plan for when they are ill but it works for us now they are older and more independent. I have employed a cleaner though. 😉 Thank you for hosting 🌈

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    1. Thanks Catie. That's my worry - if they get ill what would I do. But at the same time do I *need* to go out to work. Ugh it's such a mind-boggler! Hehe, I understand about that cleaner - I could do with one and I'm home all day! 😂

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