i've been meaning to write this post now for weeks on end, which kind of is the perfect example of why i'm writing: i've decided to stop blogging.
i went back to work when mila was 8 weeks old. i snuck in two posts before i figured out something had to give. obviously, having a baby plays a huge role in this decision. i'm on go-go-go mode for nearly 15 hours a day and in the few leftover hours, before i force myself to sleep so i don't feel like complete shit the next day, i'm trying to keep up with our home life, look for a house (yes, we've finally begun to outgrow this sweet apartment of ours), advance my career, bring the sexy back to my marriage and tackle project life. that doesn't even include all things that go along with pumping breast milk or the mass cooking projects on sundays to stock up my freezer or the need to get back on the computer and catch up on the work i missed by ducking out at 5:30pm on the dot from work. and oh yeah, i'm apparently supposed to do something about these last 7 pounds stuck on me and i don't think eating a tub of almond dream bites every week is that thing.
it's just too much for me.
i don't want to blame this on working motherhood though. this isn't a "woe is me," ending. it's a "wow for me!" transition point. i'm a new person. motherhood has changed me and boy, oh boy has it changed what my daily life looks like. i'm sad i can't do it all, but i'm happy to lighten my load by shedding this blog as a daily "to-do." i loved it and it was hard to make this decision, but i'm now ready to let it go.
i'm leaving this blog up for those who have bookmarks or pinterest pins leading here. i thought that would be helpful. plus, there isn't a single post i'd want to wipe away. these are cherished memories and cherised words. i love social media down to my bones so you can be certain i will not be shrinking back from twitter or instagram
(or even pinterest for that matter) any time soon. those sites give me
the ability to share in a very quick and managable way and i love them
thank you for reading and commenting on my blog over the years. the connections i've made over the internet are magic.
i'm looking forward to returning to blogging when the time is right.