I can’t believe that my baby turned one today. It’s been an amazing journey trying to figure out this blogging thing. Am I doing it right, will people read it, do people care about what I have to say? Those were some of my initial questions, because let’s face it, audiences are hard, especially when you can sit behind a computer and let your opinion flow. I remember, I was nervous as I set-up the site, as I wrote the first post. I wanted everything to be perfect. I selected the pictures, re-read the post a 1000 times, and then had my sister read it 1000 more. Why would I torture myself? Then I looked in the mirror and remembered who the hell I was. Hey y’all my name is Nanekia, writer, blogger, grand diva of knowing a lot of sh*t, and on top of all of that I just so happen to be Just One Hot Mom!
I didn’t just sit down at the computer or had my pen and pad out one day, I took a whole year to map out, plan , what it is I wanted my voice, my blog, my baby to say. Giving birth to my writing was a hard, joyous, frustrating, epic process. I admire all bloggers, vloggers, small business owners, performers, it takes a lot to become transparent, to allow people to feel who you are. I don’t know about others, but when I put my thoughts out there, there is passion, fire, me behind what I am writing. It can be an exhausting, yet freeing journey to expose yourself to your audience. I pride myself on being transparent, open, and willing to have a conversation on just about anything. In the last year I’ve been blessed to be able to open myself up (I’m not shy at all), but to really explore who I am and all the hats I wear.
There’s more to come. More blood, more sweat, more tears, but also, more joy, more peace, more laughs, more favor. So cheers to all you Hot Mommies and the villages that allow us to set our souls on fire!
A special thank you to my parents (Jamal/Christine), my sister (Esha), my children (Symone/Jamiel/Anissa), Chef, my chicas (Erika/Vinessa/Laniece/Sabrina/Angela), glam & camera squad (Marisa/Jessica), anyone who participated in my special moments this year. YOU ARE THE HOTTEST!!!!
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