I haven’t been here in a long time. Almost a year really…with the exception of some random posts here and there. You look good. I’ve missed you.
I’m not delusional enough to think anyone was refreshing the page or wondering where I was (Except you, Mom), but I wanted to touch on my absence before diving back in to posting again.
The truth is, ever since having kids, I felt something inside nudging me away from social media. When I added my little girl to the mix, that nudge turned into something much stronger. I kept trying to post, trying to get “pinterest worthy” shots of my life, trying to find time to connect when I felt buried in motherhood- and then one day I decided to let go.
To be real, motherhood is not always Pinterest worthy (in fact, I don’t think we’d even be considered for an episode of Hoarding: Buried Alive some days). My children did not sign up to be brand reps, and seeing #ad and #sponsored underneath posed photos of my family started to make me cringe. That is not to discredit or put down any other bloggers- I’m just saying that at the time, and for now it doesn’t feel comfortable for me. I stopped swimming against the current and started riding the wave of my family life- pouring my focus into being present for my kids and unplugging. I just took a big ol’ breath!
I loathe the term “influencer”, but if that’s the category I dropped myself into at one point- what exactly do I want to influence people to do? What kind of influence do I want to be? Those are questions I’ve asked myself a lot. I told myself that when I felt encouraged to share again, to influence in a positive way, to use my site (which I love) for something meaningful- then I would come back. And here I am. It feels so good to be creating again.
I’m excited to share my new norm with you. To be real and to connect. And to share a project I’ve been working on for the last couple of months that makes me SO PROUD.
Thanks for taking the time to catch up. And in the words of icon, Neil Diamond (in the key of C):
Maybe it’s been crazy
And maybe I’m to blame
But I put my heart above my head
We’ve been through it all and you love me just the same
And when your not there
I just need to hear
Hello, my friend, hello
It’s good to need you so
It’s good to love you like I do
And I feel this way when I hear you say