Thursday, March 14, 2013

Thoughts

I have been thinking a lot lately about my life, my family, my work, my 'me' time, my blog, and feeling overwhelmed. Here are a few thoughts on my life lately:

On Family:
My baby is growing up, he's crawling, pulling himself into a standing position, making all kinds of different noises. It won't be long and he will be walking, and talking and going off to school. I love seeing him grow and explore, but some days I miss my snuggly sleepy little baby boy.

On Work:
I recently went back to work part time - which is great! I think it is a fantastic way for me to have some time away from Pip and for him to start getting used to not being with me everyday. Soon, my year of maternity leave will be over, and I will be back full time in the work force. So for now I am trying to enjoy the days I have at home with my ever growing little boy, and appreciate the time I do get to spend easing myself back into working.

On Blogging:
I have been planning on doing away with sponsor spots, and have already stopped sponsoring other blogs. And my blog posts have really been lacking lately. I just couldn't keep up and be the mama I wanted to be. It's not for lack of ideas, or even photos. I have all kinds of posts started, and I have photos (on my camera) for said posts. I think it is finding a quiet moment to write out the words, load the photos and hit publish that I am struggling with. I wrote a little post about this a while back (here), and recently I read a post on my friend Ashley's blog sharing some similar feelings. It seems I am not the only one finding it difficult to get back to the original blogging magic. But I am going to try. Slowly, organically, I am just going to let it happen as it will. And I have baking posts to share - that's always a good place to start. So when I have a free minute, I will share that deliciousness! :)

On me-time:
Say what? I haven't had a lot of this, in a while now. Right now working two days a week is proving to be a great addition to the me time quota - getting out of the house, alone, and spending time with people I like. It totally counts. I'm sure in a while it will get old too. And then I am going to try to spend just a little time out of the house, doing something I like. I'm thinking perhaps, paddling, or cycling and maybe a little hiking/photography adventure. Of course crafting counts as me-time, but I think the time spent outside the house is more productive in self-rejuvenation!

How about you friends? What have you been thinking, doing or blogging lately? Leave me a link, I've so been missing visits with friends!
xox

4 comments:

  1. You know I'm in a constant struggle with this! It's really hard, but I'm glad to hear you're not giving up entirely. Just blog when you feel like it and get outside and spend time doing the other things you love when you don't. We'll all be here when you decide to share something. :)

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  2. I found your blog through a series of other blogs. I started reading because I loved the title (my boyfriend is in NL, I am in California.) You have a new follower here. :) I look forward to seeing your updates. You take a lot of cool pictures. The candy cane ice cream sandwiches looked delightful!

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  3. I've been struggling with blog magic too lately. (Maybe it's a spring fever thing?) Oh, the posts get published for me, but I feel my content has been lacking and I just don't have as much time to interct with the blogosphere, which means my comments are dwindling. Oh we'll. I'm glad your transition to work is going well. Put your me-time ahead of blogging. We'll understand!

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  4. Margot at least I don't have to explain myself for not having visited this space in....AGES. I think you understand. Now with three kiddos, time? Pfft, no idea where it goes. Blog time, me time, kid time, husband time, life time. Sometimes it really does feel like a circus performance with rather a lot of balls up in the air.
    Blog when you feel like it, when you feel like the creative outlet. Somewhere to put the words or the pictures. If you put too much emphasis on it, it's too hard and you'll resent it. Now get out there on your boat and cover Pip's belly with kisses, (not necessarily in that order :-))

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