You still here?
I’ve missed you.
I feel like I have been a bit MIA the past few months and really miss being in blogging mode.
Today I just want to share what’s on my heart.
Honestly, ever since late last summer I feel like I have lost my blogging groove.
Maybe you haven’t even noticed? Sure, I have been posting and sharing, but it just hasn’t felt the same for me.
It all started when I was at the beach in August for almost a month. It was SO WONDERFUL being with my family and the boys going down to the beach every day, but I had very little time to get my blog on.
Then, when I came home I just felt so exhausted. Seriously SO TIRED ALL THE TIME. I guess the year of staying home with the boys had caught up with me and I even went to the doctor to make sure nothing was wrong.
I was fine.
I laugh and say that I was basically diagnosed with having two young boys.
Well, a couple weeks later my mother in law did have a real health scare- a stroke. Obviously this was pretty stressful and scary and downright awful. We are lucky she lives near us so she came to live with us while she regained her health. I am so glad to report that she is doing good now. I started at least five posts about this last fall. At the time I kept wanting to share but it was all a bit overwhelming and I just couldn’t.
While all of this was going on, my husband had back surgery. Poor thing had been in agonizing pain for months and it finally boiled down to surgery. Again, everything is fine now but this was also stressful to say the least.
During this period, I also had adjustments with the kids. I was used to having my mornings free (aka blogging time!) when Sweet P was in school and Sweet B took a morning nap. Also, HELLO, the baby wasn’t mobile yet! Then: BOOM. He dropped the morning naps and started walking. So yeah, there went my mornings… and my designated blog time!
Then in November, I switched blogging platforms (boring back end blogger stuff) which sucked way more time than I was expecting. Overall, I am happy with the change but it is still a learning curve. And then in December I over-committed my blogging time and kind of forgot that this is supposed to be fun!
And I am just going to go ahead and say it. For the first time since I started blogging, I felt really burnt out on blogging. I think taking a break over the holidays was exactly what I needed. I am ready to tackle 2016 and get my blogging groove back. (Or at least a swagger.)
Y’all. I realize I am SO SO SO SO blessed and am not blabbering on to you to complain. I just felt like I needed to open up about why I have been a little reserved around the old blog lately. I know I have missed so many comments that I didn’t respond to. I had so many ideas I wanted to share with you but just couldn’t find the time, or find the words to get them all down. I know my attention span has been about as long as my children’s lately. Although I am not promising that will change, ha.
But I am also going to stop over thinking it. I am just going to keep posting about what I love. And do the best I can. And have fun. 🙂
Thank you so much for cheering me on! This blog has been such a blessing for me and provided so many opportunities. The biggest one is learning more about myself as I navigate this 30-something, wife, mommy role everyday.
So thank you thank you thank you!
Here’s to a healthy, productive, positive and FUN 2016!
I have hesitated publishing this post and almost hit “publish” at least 15 times but then got skeered, so here it goes…