Can we all just agree that we’re glad this crazy week is over and it’s a holiday nonetheless?? Happy Veterans day as well!
It’s been a while so let’s catch up!
If we were having coffee today, I’d tell you…
That I’m not going to talk about the election. Although by saying that, am I still talking about it? Anyway, there is enough talk going on about it and I truly don’t feel like one more opinion needs to be heard. End of story.
That after almost six months of living in Hawaii, I finally feel adjusted. I have moved before, but I completely underestimated how long it would take to adjust. There are just so many factors that are different about living here, along with the fact that I had to get Claire to adjust too, which wasn’t very easy. But I finally have a niche of people to hang out with, places I know of to go to, and activities for Claire and I. Our house still has plenty of work to be done on it before I’d consider it totally livable, but it’s getting there.
While most people I know viewed moving to Hawaii as some kind of dream come true, it has actually been so different than that and was actually really difficult at first since I didn’t move here to be on vacation, like people view Hawaii. It’s really great to finally feel like I am enjoying it here though and starting to feel more like home versus being uprooted. Next week, I’m hoping to share some more insight into what it’s really been like living here so far.
I am 19 weeks along as of yesterday. It dawned on me that I’m almost half-way done with this pregnancy, which is crazy fast seeming to me! But for some reason I feel like I have just recently wrapped my head around it all. While we don’t need much since we’re having another girl and still have all the baby stuff, I still really want to prepare but think she’ll be here before I can get everything I hope to get done.
All I really want to get done is get a double stroller, get Claire’s new room done by Christmas hopefully, hang some things in the nursery, and make a lot of freezer meals/have the house well-stocked. Sounds doable right? Let’s hope! Any second time moms, feel free to give me your advice too!
That I am so busy! I don’t like saying this, but there’s no other way to describe how life has been lately. The stage Claire is in as a toddler takes up most of my attention during the day. My photography business has really picked up, which I love. I love what I’m doing and am completely booked up for the rest of November and into December already.
I have been overwhelmed feeling lately because I’m either too tired to get done everything I need to, between being exhausted by a toddler all day and being pregnant now, I just want to go to bed early every night! I accept that this is just a busy time in my life and hope it won’t always be this way though.
That I’ve seriously considered giving up my blog. Basically all my thoughts from this post back in August are still ringing very true. This used to be such a source of inspiration for me and I felt like I needed it, to create and have something of my own. As my life has changed over the past year or so, I feel like I need way more time to myself not on the computer and just care a lot more about focusing on motherhood in general.
It was easy to read blogs and still do my thing when Claire was little, but now that’s just not possible. Like I said above, my time is so strapped lately that blogging is just something that’s not even on my to do list anymore. If I have time, I still love to pop in here. But truthfully, I should be editing photos or emptying my dishwasher or actually hanging out with my husband right now. It just feels like there’s always something much more important than being on here. And when I can be on here, it’s not like I have planned out, well organized content most of the time anyway. But there is also SO much I want to blog about and never do because the lack of time I have. It makes me sad to know I want to write more just don’t have a capacity at the moment.
I also don’t feel like I need it as much because I crave less “noise” in my life. And now I’m running a business and that is my “thing.” I would say I feel like the energy I used to channel into the blog has now completely gone to my photography business. And I’ll say I don’t regret that one bit.
Anyway, I don’t like the idea of “quitting.” I never have. But as busy as I’ve been lately and another baby on the horizon next year, I just have no idea how I’m going to manage it all. My mantra this year has been spending less time online and having a blog is completely counter-intuitive to that. So, for now, we’ll see, but the only posting I expect to get done any time soon is random updates like this, unless I manage to clone myself 😉
I’m thinking of maybe just letting things go as they have and blog when I “have time” (aka like 5-6 times a month) just to keep things afloat and make myself feel good by not totally giving up here. Or just take a year off or something and come back with a fresh mind after my next baby gets here. I really don’t know!
Questions for You:
- Any thoughts/encouragement/ideas for quitting a blog or a blog hiatus?
- Any plans this weekend?