It’s been almost three years, you know. Three years since I began trading disaster-kitchens and toddler TV time for (interrupted) hours of mental stimulation courtesy of this little blog.
Goodness, how I miss it.
I’ve tried to be practical these last several months. We’ve been in survival mode or by-golly-I’m-going-to-make-all-this-work-somehow mode for most of that time, and I just haven’t felt like I could afford the luxury of writing (much). I’ve been pushing through my days, running running running (with the notable exception of social-media-fueled nursing sessions) from early morning to late night, desperately trying to get a handle on my mothering and housekeeping responsibilities.
And surprise, surprise – I can’t seem to keep up. No matter what little enjoyments I deny myself, there’s always something (lots of somethings!) left to do.
So at this point – nearly three months after baby #4’s birth and nearly three years after the blog’s – I’m ready to throw up my hands and say, “Hey, if it’s not going to all get done anyway, I may as well have a little fun around here.”
Tonight, I’m leaving the kitchen a disaster. Tonight, I’m eating a brownie and tapping away at my computer and scratching the itch that is wanting-so-badly-to-be-writing-but-never-feeling-like-I-have-the-time.
The blog will mark its third anniversary at the end of this month. To celebrate, I plan to gift myself with 30 minutes a day in which to just sit and write. (Dishes be damned.) I plan to publish blog posts (probably just short, simple ones – but still!) three times a week. And I’m going to work on a few “housekeeping” changes to the blog that I’ve been thinking about for some time.
I hope you’ll come back to check them out. ‘Till then!
5 thoughts on “Three Year Itch”
more fascinating enjoyable tales of the adventures of life, Julie. thank you. I ask tho: hey, why should it all ‘get done’ anyway?! it’s not going to, as we agree, so of course FUN is the objective. Kindness, knowledge, heart, fun. The latter is definitely not over rated! As a mother of 4 sons, ages 31-40 yrs, I wish you continued fun in parenting and all ’round in life! ~ A reader,
~ Beth Mitchell
Merville, BC Canada
Beautiful! I’m a big fan of “Mama’s needs get to count inside this family also.” There are huge payoffs when writers get time to write almost everyday.
Yay! As I read through this post I thought it was building up to you shutting down the blog! I’m so happy to read that’s not the case. I love reading your thoughtful posts Julie. Thank you for your writing!
Huzzah! You’re a great writer – please keep it up!
Thanks, Caroline. 😉