In the last week or so I’ve seen a lot of people talking about nuking their blogs and starting over. That’s not really my MO, so I wouldn’t ever do that myself, but I definitely understand how hard it is to come back from a dry spell.
On the one hand, you feel like you have to explain your absence and proclaim that you’re back for a while now. But on the other hand, no thanks. It’s been said so many times. And who knows if it’s even true? I sure don’t.
But I think what’s hardest for me about coming back is knowing where to jump back in to the story. Even though this blog might not be as much of a personal blog as it once was, I still think of it as a chronicle of my life. A digital scrapbook, if you will. And when there’s gaps, it’s hard for me to wrap my little brain about where to begin again.
So this post is about what I’ve been up to. It’s about releasing the backlog and unclogging the blog. Hey look, I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it! (Apparently I’ve gotten even cheesier in my absence. Yikes.)
Obsessing over houses.
Brian and I live with my parents. I get a ton of different reactions when I tell people that- so much so that I’ve considered devoting a whole post to the topic. But the fact of the matter is that while living here isn’t as bad as others might think, we can’t live here forever. Normal people check Facebook when they’re bored (okay, I still do that also) but my latest obsessive time suck? Looking for houses. It’s a problem.
Thinking negative thoughts.
This one is an issue of the chicken or the egg. I can’t tell if I start to get bored with myself first, and then start thinking negative thoughts about what I see online, or if the negativity comes from online, and then feel like anything I write isn’t good enough. Or maybe they happen at the same time? Either way, I know they’re related. And I know that’s a large part of why I haven’t blogged as much lately, so it’s something I’m working on.
Planning our trip!
My whole family is heading to San Francisco for a week in August! I’m so excited, but also a little nervous because we’ve never traveled this far together or taken this kind of trip as a family. Got any recommendations for us? I’d love to hear them!
Running and Yoga-ing.
I feel like I’ve hit a happy place with working out. I’m not working out the most ever in my life or anything, but I genuinely enjoy working out when I do. I’ve been regularly hitting 3 workouts a week and I do a combination of running and yoga. Typically I try to hit up a hot yoga class once a week, and then go on two runs. I’m training for a 10-mile race at the end of September, I’m excited!
Thinking about eating healthy.
While I’ve been feeling good about my workout balance, I haven’t felt that way about eating as much. I’ve more or less gone back to my pre-Whole30 habits, and it doesn’t feel so good. I read this post about giving up sugar, and it has me feeling more motivated to return to healthy eating habits.
An acting bar spouse, for the second time.
Brian took (and passed!) the Virginia bar last year, but this year he’s taking the Maryland bar. Actually, TODAY he is taking the Maryland bar. I know I sound like a brat when I complain given that I’m not the one taking the test, but oh man, I’m so ready for it to be over. He’ll be done tomorrow evening, and you can bet I’ll be doing a little happy dance.
What have you been up to lately?