I cannot even believe it’s already September. Where did the summer go? I’m sure I say that every summer. We spent the majority of our summer close to home and did A LOT of swimming and had a lot of water fun. We also visited family, and had a few other adventures. The summer managed to fly by without me writing a single blog post or putting up a single picture. I’m writing now to say changes are here!
Why am I back now?
I really missed blogging. I always have lots of ideas swirling around in my head, but with two kiddos and a husband who travels a lot during the summer, I just didn’t make it a priority. What I recently realized and am working on changing is that I tend toward all or nothing in many aspects of my life. I had many ideas, but didn’t necessarily have the best photos or enough time to write everything up properly. Plus, I kept asking myself if it was worth it if I could only post once a week instead of more frequently which would gain readership. But, I couldn’t quite let myself drop the blog – I missed it and constantly have thoughts and ideas about what to write. I also like to use the blog as a testing/learning site for my paying work in web design.
So, here I am blogging again. I redesigned the site (again!) to reflect an updated perspective. I will be posting when I have ideas to share – whether or not everyone finds them helpful or if I have the best photos, or it’s the perfect fit.
I’m following the same approach with many other things in my life. For instance, laundry is one of my worst chores. Everyone knows this about me (or they do now). I can keep the house relatively straight, but I get bogged down by laundry before I know it. I’m trying to fold a basket or even a half of a basket to catch up when I get the chance rather than waiting until I have an hour or more to fold it all at once. And, I’m actually putting those little bundles away instead of piling folded clothes back into the laundry baskets for one big sort. It’s only been a couple of days, but my piles are dwindling!
One thing I have constantly struggled with since having kids is to find time for myself. I’m always working, taking care of the kids, or doing chores and errands. When my husband is home from work trips, he goes on bike rides and is learning to kite board, and has been doing so nearly every day on some of his off weeks. Sometimes this drives me crazy because I feel like I never get the same time off. We talked about how it’s a lot easier to take an hour, 20 minutes, etc, etc over a whole day, which is what I tend to try and wait for. He was right. I’m still finding it hard, but I realized I take this approach in so many parts of my life…my eating habits, my exercise habits, my blogging, and even cleaning.
I’m going to slowly, but surely, work on taking small chunks of time to eat right, exercise, write, practice my photography, (unfortunately clean) and more. Please check back for travel tips, my progress on my changing philosophy, some DIY projects I want to take on, and maybe even a few pre-school lunch ideas, as this is my first year packing a meal for Little C.
Thanks for reading!