Thursday, June 7, 2012
First, I just want to say, in all honesty, that my intention for posting that email wasn't so that the writer would be criticized. I wanted to provide transparency for where my blog was heading, and believed that there probably were a lot of readers out there wondering the same thing as the writer of the email. Was the email a tad snarky...yeah maybe. But I honestly don't believe that she was trying to be outright rude.
What it really came down to though, is timing. I opened that email at a moment when I was feeling particularly vulnerable. So it stung. Because I was already feeling like the working thing was hard, and I was missing Juliet, and then the email came and I thought, "wow, I suck at my blog, too". And so I responded and posted it all on my blog, and well, you guys know the rest.
With that all said, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart, for your overwhelming support in your comments and emails from that post. I received so many emails, in addition to 40 comments that truly lifted me up. You guys inspired me and stirred something inside that said, you can do this. I'm not quite sure what this is...but I think I just realized that yes, I can still be successful as a working mom, and Juliet isn't going to forget about me, and I can still have a blog as an outlet for creativity and my passion and love for food, parties, and my baby girl.
So thank you again. And again. And a million times again. I can't tell you how much it means to me that you guys backed me on this. Thank you for caring about me, as a person, and not just the parties/food I write about on my blog. Thank you for wanting to read about Juliet and my new role as a momma. I appreciate it more than you know.
Posted by Jenna at 8:17 AM