Before starting the post I have to make an announcement!
I am starting ‘The Mom Series‘ on my Blog for the month of November, where I am inviting moms and moms-to-be to write their stories of motherhood and parenting. So, if you think you have something to share with the world, drop me a message on my Facebook Page – Growing With Nemit and I will get back to you with all the details.
Have you ever seen an ant struggling to push a crumb of food much bigger than her own size? Or ever seen a little pup trying hard to climb the stairs for the first time? What do they have in common? PERSEVERANCE! They keep on trying to achieve what they want with complete dedication ignoring the many failures on the way.
This is what I used to hear from my Mom, every time I failed at something. She would give me examples like these to lighten up my mood but I would not listen to her and bundle up myself in a cocoon for many days altogether. Then at one point in my life, I stopped trying at all because of the fear of losing. It would take a lot of effort from my family and friends to make me agree on trying something new.
Things started changing when I became a Mom. I saw my little baby trying hard to get feed on his very first day of life, it was a struggle for him to get that perfect latch but he didn’t fear failure. Then at 3 months when he started trying to roll over, at 5 months when he tried to achieve another milestone by pushing himself up on his elbows, at 7 months trying hard to sit with a balance, at 9 months putting in all efforts to walk without support and it’s still a struggle for him at 21 months, daily he’s trying to learn something new and achieve new milestones. But never ever I see the ‘fear of failure’ in his eyes. And this is what changed me for the better. I dropped all inhibitions and started fighting with my fears.
I always wanted to learn and try new things but every time the fear would overshadow the passion. Once I regained my confidence (all thanks to my little munchkin), I began trying new things that I always wanted to do. One of those things was writing! I started blogging when I had no hope of any talents in me. I still don’t consider blogging my talent but I am trying hard to learn this art, I still have some hidden fears but now I don’t allow my fears to win over my dreams.
I have written 2 posts on how I started blogging and what was the motivation behind. Click on the links below to read my story.
Mommy turned to Blogging – PART 1
Coming back to the present, as I said I am still learning and with every challenge comes a new fear. I took the 9 Days of Womanhood Blogathon Challenge in September during Navratri. It was my first ever writing challenge and I had no idea about ABC’s of Blogathon.
The great news is I won this Blogathon for their microblogging challenge on Instagram. And I am writing this post as a reminder to myself that I took a challenge which was not meant for me but with hard work and true dedication I came out of it with flying colors. You can read my 5 entries for Blog writing >> Here <<
If I can do it, you can do it too.
If no one can do it, then you must do it and teach them how to do it.
I am sharing the Instagram Posts which I did for this Blogathon. I hope you all will like these too. There were 4 prompts on Womanhood/Motherhood and we had to write a post on each one. Click on the Insta Handle on the top left of each picture (growing_with_nemit) to check my page and to read the complete Insta Post click on the Instagram icon on the top right of every picture!
PROMPT 1 – Why being a girl is cool and fun?
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PROMPT 2 – One tip on Pregnancy
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PROMPT 3 – How was it when you held your baby for the first time?
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PROMPT 4 – One message for your baby
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And you know what I won?
This Blogathon was sponsored by The Moms Co., this company creates high-quality natural products for moms and moms-to-be. You can check their products at themomsco.com. I received a beautiful hamper of 4 products from The Moms Co. on the auspicious Diwali day. Click on the below picture to see what I got!
Hope you liked this post as much as I enjoyed writing and sharing my journey. So what are you waiting for? Find out what you always wanted to do, get inspired by your babies to always keep trying until you achieve what you want. I can now proudly say I am no more a loser! My next challenge is to learn photography.
Share with me in the comments below about your fears which you want to overcome or your accomplishments which you never thought you could have ever achieved. And if you liked this post, do share it to show some love.
Awesome series, moms would appreciate your work and they would love it as well.
Thanks for the appreciation.
Amazing!! What strength! It’s amazing what little ones can teach us! Good for you! ❤
Amazing stories.. Truly love it.. Moms always appreciate for their work
Very encouraging! Thank you for sharing!
It is amazing how quickly we change and adapt to motherhood
Your post suggests that you are a great soul dear! Being candid you have revealed about your inhibitions. I must say you are inspiring! You don’t know but you are radiant of positive energy. All the best for all your endeavours. Clear off all your inhibitions and you can conquer the world girl!
Motherhood makes us do all sorts of things ..
It’s a beautiful story.. Loved reading your journey
The article brought back my sweet memories. It would be great reading motherhood stories from so many lovely ladies. The series is going to be wonderful.
I think being selfless is what being a mom means…wonderfully articulated post!
It is exciting to see how girls change into being a mom without a formal training per say. It also changes our perspective in many ways.
A really great post for mothers. This series is actually a great initiative being carried on.
Loved reading your post. Wonderful stories. Actually as a mother we learn at each step of motherhood. Brilliant write up.
Amazing. So beautifully written. I inspired alot Mommy .
Nice and inspiring post , yes sometimes we learn from kids and its great.
You are such a beautiful soul. I loved every thing you have written and you are a true inspiration
Loved reading your so well written post… Thanx for sharing this
This is such a wonderful post I believe. Really a beautiful read to moms and moms to be.
It’s amazing how motherhood changes you for you and one appreciates every little thing in life
Wow… This post is so interesting to read for new mommies
Your posts were very well written…you deserved to win! Congratulations
This was a lovely read. Many congratulations to you for winning. And wish you all the luck in your endeavour to learn photography
Your post is so heartfelt about the struggle against fear of failure…quite inspirational and I went through titles of your previous posts and I’m very intrigued by your writing
Great writing. It’s true a baby teaches us more than we teach him. Wish to read many more such success stories.
Awesome.series you areto start. Co congratulations on winning the marathon. Loved alll your entries and the videos of your baby are adorable
I just read this one and it is lovely. Looking forward to read previous and following parts.
A very very inspiring post! We can learn a lot from the little ones! They inspire us to be better in every way 🙂 i am to learn photography too BTW 🙂 struggling there
Motherhood does change us in more ways than one. I loved that you have learned to overcome your fears, thats a great lesson that children teach us.
Great Read !!?
Motherhood has changed me in many ways. I think I’m a better person now.
Very inspiring post! I love that being a mom teaches us so many things! Specially how to be more grave!
This is a very interesting series which you are starting on your blog. it would be great to read about other moms and their stories.
That’s very motivating and incredible mother hood journey you have
Ptience and perseverence are gifts of motherhood.It takes a long time to understand that being a mother is journey for us to grow up.
Motherhood is a life changing experience and it is great that you have overcome your fears. Congrats on winning the blogathon…
I think they give us the strength to follow our dreams …and they are our best teachers
Very inspiring post. Great to read about overcoming your fears as a mother.
Wow neha this is an awesome series. Loved every bit of it. Motherhood is so selfless and joyful journey. Wil come back to read more
A lovely post. I completely related with the fear, but i am glad you went beyond and are enjoying blogging.
I have started reliving my childhood with my daughter too. I was nodding at every sentence. I have stated doing things and activities I gave up on as a child. I have to be a good role model for my child.
Good post .. lots of intricacies that helps understanding mom’s perspective
What you have described is exactly how I feel when I draw inspiration from my son!
Suddenly I feel like anything is doable, and that too with a big smile on my face!
This was a wonderful read , thankyou
What a lovely post and wonderful stories. As a mom I feel I can do a lot of things which earlier were unthinkable! Learning new things everyday!
Wow this is such an amazing post.And salute to all moms and mom’s to be .Loved your post
Amazing and beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.
This was much-needed motivation for me. Motherhood is exhausting yet rewarding. Thank you for sharing this with us.