i gots me a new blog

I’m bored. I sit around all day and watch soap operas and eat bon bons.

Um, nope.

Life is crazy. You know, I know it. For most of us “crazy” is a little normal. And I’m okay with that. (Usually.)

Since I don’t have enough on my plate, I decided to start another blog.

Really?

Really.

Don’t worry, the Memos aren’t going anywhere.

It’s just that I’ve done such a “good” job of defining my niche (motherhood and all things mother-ish) for this blog… that sometimes I find it actually very limiting. I want to write about other stuff, like why on earth it’s pointless to wear make-up in the tropics. Or that stupid movie I just saw (War Horse). Or how I sometimes hear the voice of God through listening to my child.

You know, just other stuff…

And one of my goals for this year is to write every day again.

But you see I don’t have time to write every day. Unless of course I quit obsessing over it and just sit down and bang it out.

So that’s what I’m doing for this new blog – five minutes a day of writing: one post, uncensored, unedited, just five minutes of stream-of-conscious writing.

It’s not fancy schmancy. In fact, it’s very, very simple.

I’m hoping the discipline will do me good (both the writing daily and the cutting myself off at five minutes). And I’m hoping it will help give me that sliver of creative space that I need in order to keep my little head on straight.

I’ll still write here about motherhood and children and family. (I looove writing here.) But there will be different.

There will be quick, fast, fun, and maybe sometimes even deep.

We’ll see how it goes.

More than anything it will be a little unpolished, a little raw. (And that can be good sometimes, right?)

Come see if you’d like:

click, clink, stream, stop. The title is a mouthful, just like the Mommyhood Memos. *sigh* And dang, I haven’t even bought a domain yet. But I will. I think.

Oh, and because this is a motherhood blog, here’s a cute photo of my oldest kid on an important business call:

He’s cracking me up these days – Mr. Personality. Funnier and funnier all the time.

Dear friends, that’s it. Just a little announcement about my new thing. Weird huh? I know! I certainly didn’t think this one through. But kinda like the Memos, I just woke up one day (that would be today) and did it. I hope I don’t regret it. (I certainly don’t regret the Memos!) Time will tell. But guess what? I’ve got so much good stuff coming up here too… most notably the story of how I met Judah. I wrote it on New Years Eve with tears trickling down my face. I can’t wait to share it with you soon. It’s so precious. I’ve also got an interview with a real live author (as opposed to a fake one!), a giveaway, a couple smashingly good guest posts, and a few other fun things up my sleeve. How are you starting the New Year? Anything fresh and crazy like me?

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️

6 Comments

  • Branson
    3 January 2012 at 7:31 am

    I am so excited that you will be writing more!! We are both obviously a little batty for starting a second blog when we barely have time for the first, but I love that we can be batty together, haha! Headed over now!

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  • Jessica
    3 January 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I love this! And, I can’t wait to check out your new blog!

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  • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
    3 January 2012 at 10:16 pm

    yeah, it’s your fadra thing every day…. i reeeeeally hope i don’t regret it! 😉

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  • Mellisa
    4 January 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I love the theme of you new blog. I tried that a last year. Just a few posts, setting a timer and unedited. It was fun. Can’t wait to see what you come up with each day!

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    • Adriel @ The Mommyhood Memos
      5 January 2012 at 9:25 pm

      thanks melissa! so far, so good. it’s fun. hoping i’m still saying that in a few weeks/months though!!! 😉

      Reply

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