• Jasmine Blackwell

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

When I started out the goal was to have an open forum for my feelings about being a wife and stepmother. Gaining followers and hearing good reviews about my work made it feel like everything was great, but sometime when we are busy basking in the positive the negative kind of sneaks up on us. Not only did I find my husband coming to me more often about what his ex had to say about my blog, but my mother in law too. By the time I'd had a few conversations with him about what she had to say I was already over it but then came the conversations she was having with my mother in law about it. At this point I'd had enough of the drama. If that wasn't enough to get me to slow down with my posts finding that screenshots of my blog were evidence during our nasty custody battle with my husband's ex definitely was. She spent hours trying to convince the judge that I was bullying her (an accusation which I could only laugh at because of everything she was doing to go out of her way to keep tabs on me BUT that's not what I came to talk about though I'll gladly fill you in another time if you're interested). At that point I was so tired her theatrics I went ahead and gave the blog a new name and a makeover. I stopped posting about what she was doing to annoy me and started posting about my journey of self discovery.

That was the birth of My Glitter ain't Gold. I thought I'd offer my readers a glimpse into my strange and beautiful mind but I often found myself drawing a blank when trying to write. Second guessing my skill I stopped writing anything all together for a while I just didn't feel like it anymore. That was until a wonderful woman asked me to write a guest post for her blog. She offered me a few pointers and it was like the spark was reignited. I wrote a piece for her blog called "Let's be honest" it's about my life as a married woman. The post did so well not only because of the help that she offered me in opening up but because she reminded me I needed to find my niche.

I have been trying to write about what I am feeling at any point in time without giving myself any room to actually process my feelings. That lead me to produce many mediocre pieces that I posted because I hadn't posted in a while not because I was really proud of them. I hate to be cliche but it's pretty much a new year new me deal. Without further hesitation, I am going to be letting you into some of my most personal moments, there will be a little something for everyone, but this is mostly for me. Hopefully you will be able to see a little bit of yourself in me so that you don't make some of the mistakes that I have or at least know that you're not the only one going through the things you are.

Let's try this again. My Glitter Ain't Gold 2018! New Year, New Me.

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