The Single Parents Blog Interview Series aim to make a positive impact on solo parenting by sharing unique stories of single-parent families. Sharing the frustrations, joys, challenges, accomplishments, and what is in the mind and heart of solo parents. My goal is to build a positive outlook and a supportive community for single parents, especially for single moms.
For the interview, I am focusing on single moms for now, as I hope to break the negative stereotype attached to single mothers and encourage them to live a positive life. I wish every story turns into a learning and inspiring piece, if not to everyone, then at least to one reader – single mom or not. 🙂
To be honest. I’m not 100% confident nor sure of what I’m doing. I’m working on my blog content to focus more on solo parenting and single mom stories, but I’m honestly afraid of what’s to come. I don’t want the blog to appear too dramatic or what, but I’m afraid it’ll be judged like that. I’m not sure what to expect, really. I know many would not mind, would not care nor make a big deal out of my posts. But I still feel kinda scared about opening up and sharing my stories and hitting that tiny “publish” button.
Though I intend to make this blog a community for single parents, I sometimes just want to shut it down and go on with my own life.
I’m seriously afraid of doing this. It’s going to be my first to do an interview and answer tough questions on single parenting. It makes me feel vulnerable, you know. I love and hate it. Like I want to do it but don’t want to share it. I wish to write everything and then hide in my room and just forget about it. ugh.
Part of me questions why I am doing this. And the other assures me that I’m doing something right and that I shouldn’t be afraid of anything.
Then why are you sharing these, Rose?
I know many of these things may be personal stories which aren’t relevant to you. “NO ONE CARES, ROSE!” Most of you maybe would want to scream that to my face. But you know what, I think some people care. That’s why I decided that I’ll do it no matter what.
Yes, I’m scared of being called crazy for all this “single mom” blogging thing I’m doing. But you know what scares me the most? It’s the thought of not writing when I know I could have. The thought of having someone out there waiting to read my words, someone desperately needing my help in this solo parenting journey. The truth is, being a single mom can be depressing, especially for the first months (or even years). And what makes it more discouraging is that I can barely see any local community out there to help, support, or encourage us in going through this difficult path.
With that thought in mind that a fellow single mom needs help in going through this alone, I resolved to be the help she needs. I will be here for those who need someone who genuinely understand what it’s like to be a single parent, a single mom.
So this blog interview series and more of my upcoming blogs will be for single parents who need a supportive community, for single moms who share the same feelings, and for single dads who need encouragement. I will be here for you. You are not alone on this. Let’s wander through this beautiful and challenging journey of single parenting together! 🙂
I hope to meet you one day! 🙂
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