Here I am. Right back where I started when I was lost in a sea of laundry, dishes and diapers. Desperate to find a way to finally get accountable to my homemaking, or to be honest, total lack thereof. I had read a lot about habit forming (because of course, one must research before taking any action, such as, say folding a shirt..) and popular studies agreed that having something or someone to hold you accountable is one of the best ways to help nurture new habits. But where on earth was I going to find a housekeeping accountability partner?? If I asked a friend, it would mean admitting to a friend that I was a complete slob, and my ego just couldn’t take that. I could pay someone, like a life coach, to check in with me regularly and cheer me on as I dusted my baseboards and vacuumed dust bunnies… but I decided if I was going to pay someone to cheer me while I clean my house, I would rather just pay someone to clean my house. Cut out the middleman you know? So I decided to start a blog.
This blog was going to be the greatest blog ever. I was going to find like-minded moms who had the same struggles as me and we would bond over which dusting mitt was the best and what ratio of vinegar to water we would use in our DIY cleaning sprays.
I set it up, sat down to write, got two sentences in and quit. Yep, I quit. After two sentences!! I just couldn’t muster up the enthusiasm to blog about cleaning! Where on earth would I even start. And that is when it hit me. I love being on camera, and I can talk for hours, why not start a vlog. After all, I was first inspired to find a cleaning system after watching Jen from ‘How Jen does it’ and Diane from ‘Diane in Denmark’ whip through their daily routines with ease and grace. THAT COULD BE ME!! And ‘The Secret Slob’ Channel was born.
Now two years later, that little channel has helped me find my way through letting go of perfection and embracing every little bit of progress I make. As an incredible bonus, the most incredible, positive, uplifting and supportive group of people has formed around the channel and became what I affectionately refer to as ‘the most positive corner of the internet’. If you have ever watched a video, commented positive words of encouragement, , passed the channel along to an overwhelmed mom, or cheered on a fellow secret slob, thank you. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you. The Secret Slob channel saved me from a life of stress and overwhelm and every day I get messages from people who it has helped in exactly the same way.
And now, the story continues. The blog is back! I have so many ideas, resources, picture and of course, FREE PRINTABLES that I want to share with my awesome community, and this is where it is all going to happen. I will still keep up my YouTube channel, vlogging is my first love after all, but I am so so so excited to open up this page and really build a place where we can meet and share all of the ideas that make our lives simpler and more joyful.
Welcome to the Secret Slob blog, I do hope you will stay a while.