First Post! Confidelishly? What does that even mean?
Yay! I’ve finally made it to the first post of a blog that has been a long time in the making. You’re probably thinking, “Why the heck would I read a blog that neglects basic grammar?” I know, Confidelishly is not a real word. I used the internet to make it up. It’s a #fakeword, but my first post will be amazing, just like my blog. Other norms of grammar will be followed, if that is an issue for you. Truthfully, the word CONFIDELISHLY has really grown on me. You should definitely give it a chance to grow on you.
I am really excited about this new venture! Let me tell you why. I started blogging in 2009 at Adventures of the Mom Kind (make note, this is a Blogger blog, with a .blogspot address). Back then, I blogged about baby stuff, new parent problems, and cloth diapers). However, life has a habit of getting in the way and my posts got few and far between.
I have been making plans to return to blogging for years. I’ve imagined hundreds of “first posts,” but I just never seem to be ready to go live. In late 2016, I decided that now was the time! I was super pregnant (I always make big life decisions and changes while growing humans in my body) and a blog revamp would happen. I would buy the plain ole .com version of my blog. I would add nutrition content, interviews, my advice about being a 30-something, funny stories about my kids, and snark. My blog would blow up. Adventures of the Mom Kind would make me an internet superstar. Amazingly, all that happened!!
Just kidding. Someone purchased the domain name (cue tears and launch delays). For months, I contemplated new blog names. It is really hard to come up with a new name while deciding how to refocus your purpose. There is a lot of pressure to make it clever, play it off my last name, or make sure that the focus of my content is evident (cue every excuse for procrastination). I started reading a lot of articles about blogging and discovered the perfect solution, smash some words together using Wordoid! It took a lot of tries to get to Confidelishly, but I think that it reflects the purpose of my new blog and the person I am today.
I want this space to celebrate all of us who are trying to live our best lives. I want to honor my body for what it can do. I want to eat good food. I want to be able to rant about my parenting troubles. I want to praise the women I’m thankful to know and have in my life. I want to be snarky and complain about my hair. I’m trying to figure out how to live confidently and eat deliciously everyday.
Healthy living, loving yourself, and confidence can be a struggle. After reading this first post, I hope you come back again. I promise this blog will always be real and honest. I’ll talk about my flaws and my strengths. You’ll probably see dirty dishes in my recipe pictures. I won’t even pretend that there isn’t clutter in my home or that I change the decor seasonally. This blog is going to hold myself accountable for my thoughts and actions. I hope you decide to share this journey with me.
Live Confidently and Eat Deliciously!