3 Unusual Challenges Every Blogger Faces – Life Lessons from Toddlerhood

3 Unusual Challenges Every Blogger Faces - Life Lessons from Toddlerhood

Often when we realize how precious those seconds are, it’s too late for them to be captured because the moment has passed. We realize too late.”
― Cecelia Ahern

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! I am really excited to announce that I am starting a series! This series will be posted every second Tuesday of the month and is about life lesson from toddlerhood.

I tested out the idea of bringing blogging and the life lessons that my 17-month-old teaches me in the article, A Change in Perspective, last month. That article was about how my little lady – as I like to call her – sees dandelions as beautiful flowers that were put on this earth especially for her to pick.

3 Unusual Challenges Every Blogger Faces

Today, I am sharing about 3 challenges that every blogger faces. What makes these 3 challenging is the fact that they are a bit unusual. They sneak up on you.

  1. Working From Home

    Last week, my little lady and I were spending a very long day together as my husband was working late after being in class all day. After nap time, I decided to take the little lady out for a walk for some fresh air. That is when I took the picture we used for this article.

    That whole day, I had been looking for a moments when I could distract her so I could get my work done. I could feel the weight of the work week pushing down on me. I wanted a little time so I didn’t feel like I was being crushed. When she woke up from her nap in a mood that wasn’t her finest, I sighed with frustration.

    It wasn’t just the work week that was pushing down on me, but also the dirty dished in my sink that I hadn’t gotten to yet. Do I do the dishes or do I research an article that is due?

    I think working from home, like many of bloggers do, is one of the most difficult ways to work. Don’t get me wrong. It is a huge blessing, but it gets harder and harder to separate our work life from our home life. The boundary between them can get pretty hazy. Working from home takes a discipline that I have never faced before.That was how I was feeling when I snapped this shot. When I saw the picture and how it turned out, a thought hit me – it won’t be long now before my little lady is pushing her real baby in a stroller.

  2. Being Too Focused on the Past

    Lately, I’ve been noticing that my little lady isn’t very little anymore. When she was a newborn, I remember just being in survival mode and being so thankful when I would get 4 hours of straight sleep. I remember thinking I just need to survive till she sleeps through the night.

    Now, I think I could handle a few sleepless nights if I got to hold my newborn little lady again. It went by so fast, and I didn’t even realize that time was flying by.

  3. Tunnel Vision

    When I’m not focused on the past, I seem to be focused on the future. I love that I’m a planner. I have a 3 year, 5 year, 10 year and yes, a 25 year plan. I love getting excited as I dream about our future.

    Then moments like the one in the picture snap me back to reality. I realize that if I am not careful, I will miss out.

June’s Life Lesson from Toddlerhood

So many things can hold us back from being present in the moment that we are in. The dirty dishes, the past and what we wish we would have done, and the future and what it will be like. Then, suddenly we notice that the world is passing us by.

Today’s challenge is to take a moment, however long you want, and be present. Notice the amazing things about your life and take a deep breath.

The past is only memories, the future is yet to come, the present is all we have.”
~ Jennifer Whipple

Christine King is a staff writer at R & R Web Design LLC. She is passionate about writing and loves what blogging and businesses can achieve. Armed with her degree in social work, she brings the unique ability to motivate readers in every blog article she writes. She specializes in creating content and writing blog articles for a variety of businesses at R & R Web Design LLC.

24 comments on “3 Unusual Challenges Every Blogger Faces – Life Lessons from Toddlerhood
  1. Dianne LaBreche says:

    Christine, must say I enjoyed reading your blog. Same goes with older people too!

    Dianne

  2. Oluwaseun Babajide says:

    Christine,
    I agree with all your points. Working from home always make me lazy, so I love to go to a park or the library to work.
    Thanks for the share!
    Seun

    • Seun, I’m a big fan of working at Starbucks! I can’t believe how much work I can get done when I have my headphones on and a big cup of coffee. I haven’t thought about the park or library yet. Those are both great ideas. Thanks so much for commenting.

  3. I enjoyed this blog post Christine. I love working from home and when I first started, I did find it a challenge….until I got a part time job…then I realized how blessed I was to be able to have a business at home. I am single, no kids, except for my 2 little dogs…which takes up a lot of time. 🙂 I am focused because I am a baby boomer so I treasure every moment. I believe the best years are right now. 🙂

    • Alexandra,
      I love this “I believe the best years are right now”. That is so beautiful and so true. Working from home takes some getting used to but you’re right, it is a huge blessing to be able to do it. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m sure those little dogs are super cute! 🙂

  4. I love this article Christine. Your wisdom is eternal. How wonderful it is to hear a mother who is present and knows what is important.

  5. MarVeena says:

    What a adorable picture and great life lessons too!

  6. Janie Lalande says:

    Great article ! It is so important to stay in our present moment, where life is wonderful.

  7. Carele Belanger says:

    It is true, it is not always easy to work from home. The important is always to stay in the moment present.

  8. What an excellent post Christine and a great lesson / reminder I think everyone needs a wee reminder to take a deep breath and check in with the present moment and just be! It’s so awesome that you get to work from home and have this time with your daughter.

    • Moria,
      It is so great that I get to work from home and enjoy that little lady everyday. Sometimes I forget how blessed I am. That’s where this article comes from, a reminder to be present as much as possible. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  9. Thanks for the great post Christine. It sounds like you do a great job at having balance in your life juggling work and fam:)

  10. Yvonne says:

    I love working form home, THOUGH most of the time it takes till later in the day to get things done…our house is always busy, people stopping by all the time.

    • Yvonne,
      I think it really helps when you know what time works for you. Do you work better early in the morning or late at night? That is great that you love working from home and get to do it. Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. Liz Bigger says:

    Wow, I have to agree with you on all points! I just moved into a commercial space to do my work and it is amazing how much more I get done in a day…even with people coming in to talk to me. I also get to come home and be happy to be home in the evenings : D.

  12. Sharon O'Day says:

    I’ve worked on my own for so many decades that I don’t even think about whether or not I’m motivated each morning to tackle what’s on my schedule. I just am. (And, as much as I enjoy writing, blogging feels like recess!) For me, the fact that I can walk outside and do a little weeding when I need to stretch, or anything else that means I’m enjoying my home, is like the icing on the cake. I can’t imagine ever going back to a rented office again, even if it’s one just for me … but that’s me. 😉