Monday, May 26, 2014

No Time

No time. That's it, it's as simple as that. I wanted to be able to blog as much as I could once I returned to work and it was going okay for awhile. But, then our hot water tank leaked; leaving us temporarily homeless, then we were back with our temporary floors, brushing our teeth at the kitchen sink. I got a concussion, Rob and Alina both got incredibly sick last weekend. I'm sick this weekend and Rob has been stressing and studying up a storm the entire time. School is done next Friday and he's not the only one that is thrilled by that idea! We have one exciting house prospect to look into next week and once June is here; we're homeless again.

 Life. Is. Chaos.

 So- I am feeling inadequate at blogging. I resent that I don't get the time to sit back and write out a really well thought out, full of effort post these days. I feel like all I've been offering lately are recap posts and Mission Hot Bod updates. I hate that I haven't written anything particularly witty or exciting in what feels like forever. But I think this is all part of the process. There are times when you're on a high in the blogging world. You're ahead on posts, you're replying to all of your comments, you're updating Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest after pushing publish on each witty, original and fun post you create and you're getting yourself out there by sponsoring other blogs. Then there are times when you're on a low and that's when you're posting recap posts and totally struggling to find time to simply reply to your comments, you're losing followers, you can't remember the last time you created something for Pinterest and you're just down right falling behind. I want more time!!!


But, having said all of that- I do enjoy my free time away from the computer screen as well. Alina's lots of fun. In between Rob's mad studying sessions we've been getting out. We went to a 'high end' garage sale on Saturday. Who calls their garage sales high end? Oh right, people in this community. Such a pretentious title! There were some great finds at the 'high end' garage sales and we did end up with a couple of items. We let Alina stay up pretty late so we could enjoy watching the fireworks on the beach Saturday evening. My mother in law warned that they would probably have scared her, but she was really into them, not afraid at all. I just missed the Family Day parade that went by one street over. Alina is still in zzz mode and I'm not about to interrupt that.

 Yes, my life is chaos. Yes, it's about to get much more chaotic. I'm going to keep at this blogging thing the best that I can. My goal is to keep posting three times a week and to at least comment on my favourite blogs whenever I find the chance. It doesn't mean that I don't love you; it just means that if I spend an hour plus each night reading about all of your lives, I could very well be jeopardizing my own in the process. I'm sure you understand; you're probably all in the same or similar boat!

But then I see this goofy, scrunched up face and it's all worth it...




9 comments:

Megan Campbell said...

Ohh lovey don't worry about it. Life is a rollercoaster and in a few weeks you might be ahead again, with tons of posts in draft mode and ready to crank out some DIY projects. Until then, enjoy time with your family and live in the moment. I'm trying to do that more and its hard. We support you and are here xoxo

Sarah McCall said...

I hear you, and I don't even have a kid! There really are highs and lows that come with this territory. Sometimes I feel hopeful and productive, other times I just feel like I'm languishing and wondering why I'm not further along. I been thinking about that a lot lately and have come with some reasons as to why this is so, and some possible solutions. All of this is to say that I get what you are going through, even with our different situations. I know you'll figure out a writing schedule that is comfortable for you, and that you will feel good about. Fuck three posts a week. Or maybe the third post of the week could be a regular feature that is really easy and light. A list perhaps? A book spotlight with super-succinct reviews? You've mentioned before that you read a lot, and that could be a fun feature. BTW I have never been ahead on posts and can't even imagine how good that would feel. New goal for me!

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Sarah McCall said...

Ugh - I deleted a commented because I accidentally posted the one twice. That message, "this comment has been deleted by the author" makes it sound a little more dramatic than it actually was. As if I talked a bunch of trash on you and then decided to delete it or something.

Lisa-Jade said...

Oh. My. Gosh! That scrunched up face is so freaking adorable! I know exactly how you feel about needing more time, I've been heavily slacking on the blogging front! But I do miss your posts and I hope you keep us dated soon :)

Jade Wright said...

I was so nervous when I started reading this post - I thought you were going to say goodbye! You're one of my favorite bloggers and I think we all have chaotic times when we just don't get around to it - but embrace that and blog about the chaos... I did in that post about moving.... I just let it all out even tjhough I actually didn't have the time to be writing - I did it anyway! haha easier said than done I know. Don't force yourself to blog - do it when you can and just know you have some loyal followers that will lap up everything you dish out to us even if it does get sporadic at times... its called life! :)

You've been going through a big toughy lately though so well done for keeping up! I can't believe the curve balls that have been slung your way! Chin up lovely lady xxxx

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Amanda said...

I don't think you should ever apologise for being too busy! Just think how much less interesting your life would be without all these extra things (well I guess you could skip the concussion). I get to queue up posts in advance, but I don't have a beautiful baby girl. Just a Sam who works in the evenings leaving me lots of alone time! :) xx

La Maman Heureuse said...

We've all been there, I was the same last year, I got offline for almost three months and lately I'm only blogging when I have time (none most of my days). It's not that I don't want to, but life just takes over. Don't worry, we'll be here anyway!

Just live your life, that's more important!

Tabitha @ Wandering Java Lover said...

I can totally get it. I am in the same boat with my blog/life since I started working 6 days a week. I can't even imagine also having a little one to look after in the mix. We just have to do what we can when we can. :)