Monday, February 7, 2011

Day 1: What am I doing here?

This month I am participating in the SITS 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge.

Day #1: Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog
" An elevator pitch is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a product, service, or organization and its value proposition. The name 'elevator pitch' reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes." - Wikipedia

This is a little difficult for me. I am not sure why but any time I have to come up with some type of description for myself or my blog I totally blank.

The first question I had to ask myself . . .

What am I doing here?

This really made me go back to why I had started this blog to begin with. As I contemplated the realization struck. In the short time that I have been blogging I have already started to lose sight of what brought me here in the first place.

The truth is I started this blog to be my refuge. This is the place I can go and really be myself. I can say the things I always really want to say and be honest about who I really am without fearing the judgment or condemnation that may bring. It's about accepting myself for who I really am.

So what is this blog really about?

It's about me!

It's about my husband.

It's about my two kids. The Peanut and the Princess.

It's about being overwhelmed at times.

It's about not having the perfect, neat and tidy, organized house.

It's about a sink full of dishes and a mountain of laundry that will still be there when I get around to them.

It's about not really knowing how to cook . . . and not really wanting to cook anyway.

It's about not having to make excuses for any of these things. I don't have to tell you that I am sorry my house is messy because I'm really not! I don't have to claim I haven't had a chance to clean because I have been too busy. Actually I have been cleaning for a week knowing you were coming. Imagine what this place would look like if I hadn't!

It's about being a bit stubborn. Don't tell me to clean my house. I am an adult and you are not my mother. Even she can't tell me what to do anymore!

We live in our house. I don't chase my kids around with a vacuum and a feather duster cleaning every little mess they make. I am not a maid!!

I don't put things away when I am finished with them. I will just have to take them back out again later!

Now don't get me wrong. I don't live in a rat infested garbage dump.  I couldn't be on Hoarders . . .  yet .  The thing is . . . I do love clutter.  Even when I see a picture in a magazine and think . . . I want my house to look like that!   I am also thinking . . . Where is all the stuff?   I am naturally disorganized.  I do what I can but I'm far from perfect.

I am just doing my best and accepting my limitations.  I am trying to be green er , healthi er , more organized and am taking baby steps towards my goals.

Along the way when I find things that make life a little easier I will be sure to let you know about them.

I am a Non-Domestic Mama and I am proud of it!

Once I had that all figured out my Elevator Pitch kind of fell together.

This is what I have come up with . . .

Non-Domestic Mama
Hiding from the housework, raising two kids and loving every chaotic moment. Care to join me? I'll clear a space!

I think I will make my short version or tagline . . .

Non-Domestic Mama
Avoiding housework. Raising 2 kids. Loving the chaos!

Now if you will excuse me.  I guess I should do a load of dishes.  We seem to have run out of silverware . . .