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Why I Took A Blogging Break, and Why I Am Back (For Real This Time)

Real talk: I have struggled internally over what to do with this blog for more than a year now. I started blogging back in December 2012, and it quickly became my favorite hobby and part of my identity. What started as a way to keep our families updated turned into a creative outlet, a way to meet new people, and an avenue to help and inspire other military spouses. I loved blogging, and it was definitely my "passion project". 

Fast forward to February 2017, and my son is born. He is everything I've ever dreamed of and more, and I have never loved anything like I love this kid. Suddenly, I go from being the biggest oversharer and blogging basically every facet of our lives to wanting to protect my kid and hide his face from the world. I want to believe everyone is good, but with a public blog, I really have no control over who reads it. 

Being that this has always been a lifestyle blog, and being a mom is now the biggest part of my life, I didn't know how to blog without sharing about my son. To me, it was either going to be all or nothing, and I chose nothing. I started posting once a month or not at all about random things, but my heart wasn't in it. I was mentally done, but every time I thought of something cool to post or fun to write about, I got sad thinking that I didn't really blog anymore. 

I prayed and thought a lot about it, and something in me recently shifted. I am not sure what or why exactly, but I really want to get back into blogging, and I feel like I finally have the time and the right mindset to do it. There is so much that I want to share and so much I have learned that I want to pass on. I am still going to try to keep things about my kiddo private to an extent, but there are a million other things to write about. 

So here we go. After over a year of neglecting this space, does anyone still read it? Probably not many (hi mom and dad!), but let's give this another whirl. 

I plan to post as close to a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule as I can, so here goes nothing! If anyone is still around to read this, hi again, and thanks for sticking around! :)


10 comments :

Terri Lynn Grothe said...

Welcome back.

The Jessa Olson Blog said...

Yay!!! I am slowly getting back into blogging too!

Kait said...

Welcome back!

Wassenberg Fam said...

Yay! I'm so glad I'll be able to keep up with y'all more! I check your blog almost weekly and am so happy you'll be posting more. :)
Kimber

Bailey @ Becoming Bailey said...

Welcome back!!! I was excited to see your blog in my Bloglovin feed! :)

You didn't mention anything about needing content ideas, but one that I personally would LOVE to hear your take on is how you handle working full-time plus being a mom (just the logistics of it, not necessarily all about Baby if that makes sense!) I know for me personally, figuring out how to be a mom while working full-time is a huge concern of mine and one that keeps us questioning about the "right" time to have a baby. Especially in the military culture, where it seems like most moms are stay-at-home moms (more power to those that are! I've just always desired to work full-time) and Dad isn't necessarily always available to help with childrearing like my civilian friends who both work full-time. If that makes any sense!

Jen said...

So glad to see you back!!!! :)

Parker Lee said...

Love you!

Nicole said...

Welcome back! I can't wait to catch up.

Sara L said...

Hello! I have been following your blog for about two years now and love it. My husband is just finishing up his Naval Aviation training and I loved reading all your previous post about your husband's training. It was so relatable! So glad you came back to blogging!

Lisa C said...

Welcome back! I had the same dilemma (just without having the baby part), and I'm glad I stuck with it.

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