As I mentioned in one of my birthday posts that my mom made my blog from the last 3 years into a book, and it's been really fun and insightful looking back at what I wrote. I actually- not to sound boastful, admire my writings, more like the topics I wrote about and I miss myself sometimes from these past 3 years. I know some of you may be scratching your heads right now. I am not going anywhere, nor am I in the looney bin, well, officially not checked in, some days with the girls I feel like I am!
Since beginning this blog journey I from time to time feel pressure to write about really cool topics, or something that will really impress you all. I know I am not the only one who feels this pressure. I am always trying to think of the next big idea, or next big blog post to write and publish, and you are always wondering about how many comments will this get...even though you are thinking right now; "I don't care about comments..." blah, blah, yes you do. You want someone to at least acknowledge they read your post, or at least clicked on it. It's okay, there is nothing wrong with that. But lately, pretty much since Lucy was born I have struggled with time management, some out of my control, some in my control, and blogging has taken a backseat. Which I truly hate.
Okay, here it all comes full circle...I started blogging when Molly was a wee baby and I needed the sense of community that a stay-at-home mommy craves. And I found you all along my way. Now I am not an official stay-at-home mom anymore, I stay home 5 out of 7 days a week...so whatever that makes me...regardless, I am a mom, and I still crave that community and support. And I will totally play the pastor's wife card...I need community that doesn't go to my church, that doesn't care about my "influence" at the church. Because lets be honest, I have no influence, haha!
Seriously, I am woman and I want to be accepted by other women, plain and simple. I think most of you can relate. So here is where the circle will make a circle...I am going back to the basics of blogging for me. I love feeling like I am a part of your families and lives, and I want you all to feel that with me. So this may mean some more boring, ho-hum posts with little comments, that's okay, as long as one of you promises to write something nice, Mom this means you! And I am going to make blogging more of a priority in my life. I am not planning on neglecting my family or responsibilities but it's a huge outlet for me and I love the way I feel after reading all of your posts. You guys give me lots to think about, cute ideas, good recipes, and overall a feeling of belonging. I feel like life happens best in community, this is what God created us for. So welcome to my community...