I decided to begin writing while I was off on maternity leave. Throughout the frequent night-feedings and while home alone all day with two kids, I found myself constantly reading articles written by other moms that I could relate to. Reading these articles saved my sanity during my son’s first six months. While reading an especially touching post about motherhood, I thought to myself, “Hey, maybe I could help out other moms too with my experiences as a mom and as a labour & delivery nurse”.
The next night, I started a blog. To my amazement, people actually read it!
Now that I am half a year into blogging, I have come to the realization that while I began my blog to help others, in actuality it was me being saved in the end. Having my articles read by others has helped me get through my inner struggles with motherhood, my shaky self-confidence and with learning who I am as a woman.
While I hope to continue with my writing on The Mama Nurse, recently I have had frequent moments where I pause mid-post and wonder, “why me?” Yes, I have a story to share and knowledge to give, but so does every other woman out there. Every single woman in my life has endured hardships and in return has persevered through them. They have become stronger for it and I have learned from them. I want to give these women an opportunity to share their voices.
Writing is so empowering. Not only does writing your life events down provide you with closure and help heal your soul, but it can also help others who have been through something similar. Sharing your experience can make something good out of something downright awful, and knowing that you have helped someone is just about the best feeling you can ever have.
It can make a world of difference for someone to know that they are not alone in their struggles, and that it can be overcome.
Women Who Inspire: The Story Of You
I want to help you write your own stories and share them.
I began reaching out last week to women in my social circle who I truly admire, to see if they would be willing to share their stories on The Mama Nurse. The outpouring of support toward this venture was overwhelming and a few have already sent me their stories. They are sure to move everyone that reads them!
I would love to open up this opportunity to every single woman out there. If you as a woman have been through something very difficult and are now a better person because of it, please get in touch with me so I can help you share your story.
Each Friday, as long as I have stories to share and readers to read them, I will add a new story by Women Who Inspire: The Story Of You.
What Am I Looking For?
- You do not need to be a writer or own a blog, although you can be
- I will help you tell your story – I am here to assist with editing, rephrasing, and putting your pieces all together. We will go back and forth as much as needed to get it just right
- 500-1000 words written in a Microsoft Word document
- Let me know
- If you have pictures you would like to include
- Your potential blog title
- Whether you would like to remain anonymous or not
- Each story needs an introduction, storyline and conclusion. Please try to tie the conclusion back to the reader and what they can learn from your experience
- We as humans are drawn to pieces that have strong, heart-filled messages that will touch our soul. So, stories must be from the heart, raw, moving and highly relatable
- If you want to participate but are unsure where to begin, shoot me an email and I can help you think of ideas
- Email: email@example.com
As A Reader, Will I Be Able To Relate?
If you are wondering what sort of topics will be covered and whether it would be of interest to you, please know that I am hoping to include stories of women at all stages of their lives.
So far we are in the process of including stories with topics such as:
Infertility and adoption
Choosing to have children later in life, against all odds
Divorce in your 20’s
The stress of having troubles conceiving
How financial strain can affect a marriage
If you would to stay up-to-date on this new series, Women Who Inspire: The Story of You, you can do so by subscribing via email and following The Mama Nurse on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.
Thank you everyone for the ongoing support, especially with this project. It is very close to my heart.