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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

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21 thoughts on “And so it begins……

  1. I really like your idea and way of sharing your story about your mum. Also your blog posts are relly well written & funny, I’ve just read them start to finish now after your link was posted on Emerald Street today!! I’m glad it’s a success,

    Amy x

  2. This is a brilliant idea , Rachel. Your Mum would be so proud of you. I am loving reading it and the memories of Viv. You are extremely talented writer. Sending my love to all your family.

  3. HavIng recently lost my mom, and having blogged about her, but not loss, I am really looking forward to your blog. At the moment it is a journey of firsts. Mothering Sunday spent in bed.

  4. Totally agree with, Tom. Viv would think this is such a wonderful and inspirational thing to do and be very proud. x

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