Welcome to my blog 2.0! The URL may be the same, but the name, logo, design, etc. is new.
I wrote a few weeks ago about how I was feeling about a new year of blogging after reflecting on it for a few months at the end of last year. I definitely knew blogging was still something I wanted to do, but as the year had progressed, I felt I was putting too much pressure on myself to come up with certain types of posts.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how to incorporate more of the day-to-day and the things I’d love to write about. I started brainstorming with Robbie. He’s very good at asking me the right questions and helping me figure out what I am thinking. He helped me make all these random ideas into a reality.
After all the brainstorming and thinking, we came up with “Missionary Mumma”. My heart behind the blog is to give a glimpse into life in missions. Before I came into missions, I had a pretty skewed idea of what a “missionary” was and did. After 5+ years in missions, it’s totally different than what I imagined, and I want more people to know that. There were things I never knew could still be possible as a missionary. There’s abundance and blessing that I could have never known because I didn’t know very many missionaries.
All that to say, with the title, I was a little nervous about the “Mumma” part because I am on the journey to becoming a mumma to this tiny human inside me. Part of me wrestled with “should I really call myself that already?” Well I thought a lot about that and realised that motherhood is much larger than becoming someone’s physical parent. Motherhood is relationship. It’s discipleship. It’s what I’ve been passionate about since Uni when I studied Women’s Ministry. Therefore, when I say “Mumma”, I hope it can be conveyed as an all-encompassing “Mumma”.
I think that’s about it explaining the newness. I am still tweaking things here and there and figuring out the right categories and themes. I think it’ll take time to develop even as I am learning what “day-to-day” things I enjoy writing about. Thank you for reading and supporting this since the beginning, too. I always feel so encouraged when I hear from people who have read a post or felt encouraged or laughed. :)