And so it begins……

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Starting a blog is scary. Really scary. I’ve been procrastinating for too long now, though. It’s time to ditch ‘the fear’ and get going. So here I am – hi.

One thing I have noticed when reading up on advice about beginning to blog, is to make sure it is something that you are passionate about. Tick; there is nothing I could be more passionate about than my wonderful mother and telling the world about her. When she died, I really wasn’t sure how I’d be in a year but I’m still standing. Admittedly, I am reduced to a crawl when I’ve been on the vino blanc, but you get my drift. I’m mainly standing.

Rather than just rambling on and on I am setting myself creative challenges to spread the word about Mum. I will write about these on here, whilst telling you a few stories of past and present along the way. This is not going to be a morbid read, I promise you that. More smiles, less tears. It’s about battling through the pain of losing someone and doing something special – something beautiful. My mum would have loved this which is exactly why I am doing it.

I’ve got big ideas, small ideas and even ideas involving the readers of this blog (if i get any. Awkward). I want this to be a good read for anyone that stumbles across it (or is forced to read it by myself, stood over their computer – watch out). So many people seem to be so afraid of talking about the loss of a loved one. I don’t think it should be such a taboo subject and I want to try something new. If this inspires anyone, then that’s a bonus.

I am going to be posting regularly, assuming I don’t forget my password. “What a stupid thing to do?” I hear you say. Well, you are listening to a girl who lost two bank cards within a month. Anything is possible. Sometimes I even surprise myself.

Come back again to find out what happened when I left a message on 60 postcards around Paris.

There is a reason I posted this today; happy Mother’s Day to my inspiration.

Ciao for now.

Rachael

How to get in touch…..

Email me: 60postcards@gmail.com

Tweet me: @60postcards

Published by rachaelchadwick

Communications Consultant. Writer and Author of 60 Postcards. Deep passion for postcards and the power of a handwritten note. Born and raised in Dorset, now an honourary Londoner.

22 thoughts on “And so it begins……

  1. Good morning from a sunny, but rather windy Barton on Sea, Hants, not to far from where your family home is. I have just read your book as part of our book club and loved it. I started Barton Bees WI in July 2017 and we have 105 members and 3 book clubs. I am a Mum to 3 grown up girls and the relationship between you and your family really resonated with me. Looking forward to reading your blog now. Stay safe in these challenging times. Xx

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