September 28, 2015

She Posts

A post! She's alive.

OK, so I suppose I don't need to be so dramatic. But, my sudden and sharp departure from blogging was somewhat (un)planned. When I explained in this post that I wanted to appreciate the moments around me, I didn't realize how much that meant. 

Being a multi-tasker all my life, I figured I could tackle the mommy moments, the blogging moments and the personal moments that my new life brought. However, I discovered I was trying too hard. I was trying too hard to keep up. To feel normal. To feel like my "old self." And to learn to be a new mom. 

So without much ado, I took on the most important part of the equation. Me. 

Perhaps this goes without saying, but not focusing on myself first meant I couldn't do anything else well. At all. I couldn't be a great mother if I was distracted. I couldn't be a good blogger if I was feeling badly. And I certainly couldn't be a good wife if I was mad all the time.

So, I took some real time. I haven't yet gone back to my 9-5 and I am just starting to re-focus on my blog. It's been one of the most challenging journeys, but it's also been incredible. 

In an effort to be authentic (as bloggers would say), I'll post in further detail what all this really means, but for now, I want to keep this energy up.

And to be clear, simply because I'm posting again doesn't mean I'm suddenly "fine" and everything that I felt before just went away. However, I'm in a much better state of mind. And I'm dying to get back to the groove of things. 

In the world of blogging and social media, things move fast. I'll still try to maintain as many new posts as possible, but I'm not going to kill myself if I don't really keep up. My goal is to remain true. For you and for me. 

Thanks for keeping up with this ol' blogger. Keep followin' along if you please!


  1. Take your time--becoming and being a mom is equal parts rewarding and challenging. I totally know how you feel. I am glad that you decided to take care of yourself and take your time!

  2. Great jacket :)))

  3. AWWW so cute, love the look :3

    Ana ♥

  4. Well I don't doubt you were feeling overwhelmed. You made the right decision to focus on family. You can never get those moments back.

    Glad you popped back in for a bit : )


  5. Sometimes blogging can mean a lot of pressure and a lot of work! I feel like it's so important to find a rhythm that works

  6. Yay! I'm glad you're easing back into blogging! Blogging and life can definitely be stressful, so it's good that you took time for yourself. How's your little man doing?
    Sincerely, Sara

  7. your shoes are so cute, thanks for stopping by my blog

  8. Glad to see you back! I hope you continue to find enough time for yourself and we'll be happy to see you blog more often when you are able!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  9. Lovely post! I think it's so true you have to take care of yourself first, before you can do anything else to the best of your ability. I absolutely adore your shoes in the photo btw! xxx

  10. Glad to see you are back :) Love that jacket!

  11. I think that so many of us bloggers go through with this struggle. At the end of the day, every single person on this planet needs to work on self love and focus on being the most healthy versions of ourselves so when other things start to make us overwhelmed we do need to sometimes take a step back and focus on ourselves for a bit. I think it's really good that you were able to realize that and do that. Blogging should also bring joy not stress. Interested to hear more about the journey you are on and where you will go from here.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  12. So glad to hear how things are going. I appreciate your authenticity and am glad you took some time. Welcome back! We'll take whatever works for you.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. Remember to take one day at a time! Don't rush yourself. :)

    Brittany x

  14. I completely understand. You're a new mom and that should come first. Blogging will always be there :-)


  15. I can't imagine how to keep up with a blog being a new mom. These moments are so important. You take your time enjoying and focus on the family - we will be here when you are ready to share outfits with us.


  16. So glad you are back! Take your time, baby comes first.

  17. Good luck to you! It's hard to find that balance and I am always in the process of improving it. It will all work out.

    xx Yasmin

  18. I'm so proud of you Nancy! I know we talked a little about this before you had Brandon, and I told you how I didn't know how other moms went right back to blogging weeks (days even!) after having a baby. And I'm proud of you for knowing that some things have to go on the back burner for a bit. You'll always have a follower in me and I can't wait to see what you have in store. :) <3


  19. The blog/life balance can be a challenge for most people but with the addition of new motherhood, it just adds another element in your case. Hopefully you work out a system that works for you and makes you happy. Good to see you back :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  20. Great to hear that you took time to care for yourself- even when blogging is an important part of your life, self-care and cherishing moments with baby (and trying to sneak in some sleep!) really are priorities! Hope you and the family are having a wonderful week :)


  21. It's so important to take time for yourself first. You've gotta make sure you're okay before taking on anything else. Good luck with everything!
    xo Kiki

  22. Congratulation on your site! Very Nice Photos!


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