It’s been a week since my last post, because I’m planning to publish posts only on Sundays. During this week I have written something privately every single day. My idea was to take the collected wisdom of the week and combine all the notes into a full article today, but I don’t see how they could be combined.

I did, however, organize them into categories. During this week, I have observed other people parenting their children, I have had doubts and struggles in my own parenting, I’ve written about what it’s like raising a single child, and I’ve also written some plans for the near future, things I might write more about after the events have passed.

While reading the texts of the week I realized I’ve started building my own treasure trove. I recently read the book Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn, in which he lists 13 principles one should keep in mind while parenting. I would love to some day write one article for each principle, each article including an anecdote from my own life. The texts I wrote this week were mostly parenting anecdotes, such that I might use them for future articles. One of them even fit one of the principles perfectly.

It’s still difficult to accept that parenting is all I want to write about. I want this blog, Dear Fear, to be more about myself facing my fears and searching my soul for passions. I wonder what happens if I answer the same question every day - how did I face my fears today? I’ll try that next week and see what happens.

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