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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!