Friday, February 02, 2018

Head First

How do I jump back in?

How do I return from taking what feels like years off from blogging?

 I feel like I have betrayed that little girl inside of me. The dreamer that always imagined that she would become a successful, full time writer.

 I was talking to my hairdresser the other day and I explained that one day I would do it. I would write that story, that novel that has been brewing within. I feel like I am fortunate because anytime in my life that I've been asked, What do you want to be when you grow up, my answer has always been and will always be the same. I want to become a writer.

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 It's been over a year since my last post. So much life has happened! But it occurred to me that what I need the most in my life right now, is to get back to some form of writing. I reflect on what has kept me from what I love to do and it is simply the people I love. Even as I write this, after putting the baby down for his nap, my oldest wakes from her sleep. I am reminded that moments to myself to write are very few and far between. It's not like it is difficult to open the computer or take pen to paper and write. It is the time and quiet thinking that is hard to come by.

 As anyone that writes knows, it is crucial to be able to let the ideas flow when they are there. Being interrupted instantly puts an end to that beautiful symphony of thought. I think that is the biggest reason I don't write. The fear; or wariness of starting and always being stopped, left only to feel frustrated and discouraged. Besides this isn't the time for me to shine as a writer. But it's my moment to excel at being a mom.

 I mentioned a baby. He is four months old and his name is Rudi. It was difficult to imagine loving a second child as much as the first. Rudi certainly put an end to any tiny voices of doubt the very moment he took his first breath. He's a gift, a treasure, a perfectly sweet namesake to my late dad. But that is for another post.

Photo Credit to Time and Tide Photography
  I plan on writing more frequently in my blog. I want to introduce some ideas I have for future posts. It's a way to entice any followers that still may be out there to continue reading. But it's mostly a way for me to return and be accountable for what I say I am going to write.

 My almost five year old Alina has grown into quite the character. I'd like to interview her from time to time without filter, for her to both entertain and likely embarrass me all at once.


Photo Credit to Time and Tide Photography
  In the past I have featured my husband Rob. The post was titled Crazy Shit Rob Does. Believe me when I say with all the time that has passed, the number of stupid, crazy things he's done has certainly piled up.
 Another common post I have done was to do with my fitness. After having Rudi I didn't bounce back to my pre pregnancy weight as quickly as I would have liked.  I just started watching what I eat and running regularly again. I will post my progress, more for me as motivation to continue to keep up with the hard work. Take a look at my last MHB post. (And forgive me, I don't remember what the MHB stands for!)
 I am a Pinterest recipe making fanatic. I love making new recipes every week and when they come out exceptionally well I pin each recipe to my Household Menu Board. I will start to record my experiences with the good recipes and create posts to share on my blog.
 Rudi is relatively new around here, so I'd like to write about him. I'd like to write updates on how he's developing and share funny stories. I would also like to write about my experiences being a mom to a baby again and about the changes that our household faces with a little one going into kindergarten in the fall, to name one.
 I also enjoy being relevant with what happens to be going on. I wouldn't mind highlighting the Oscars or the Winter Olympics this month, if something should spark my interest.
 I am a huge fan of Netflix and have seen SO many television shows. I'll have to weigh in on some of my favourites and see if my readers share my opinions. I really enjoy discussing characters that I love and hate and see how others feel about them. Here are a few series that I've watched on Netflix; Grey's Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, Shameless, The Fosters, The Good Place, Nashville, Switched At Birth, Grace and Frankie, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, The Crown (currently watching) and more.

 There's much to look forward to and I'm feeling inspired to get started.






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1 comment:

Heather @ Heathers Hurrah said...

WELCOME BACK!!! :) I think MHB was something like Mission Hot body or Mommy's hot body?! lol. I remember those posts!
Your babies are adorable and I look forward to following along, especially with the funny Rob posts :)