Is anyone still there? I'm so sorry that I haven't been blogging consistently. So much has happened in my life in the last six months / year and I feel a sense of loss that I haven't been better at documenting it. I can never get that time back, even in my terrible memory. Between starting my own company, working part time as a designer for Pottery Barn, being a mom, renovating a house and generally just trying to relish every day with my kids as they grow older, blogging has taken a back seat and I'm sad about it.
It makes me sad because I've been blogging for 16 years and I miss it. Sad, because I let a lot of experiences go undocumented (besides a sentence or two with a picture on Instagram) and I have a terrible memory so I won't be able to remember things without these posts to jog those memories. I've recently started using Snapchat and my memory is a lot like that. Within 24 hours, it's gone. I'm acutely feeling the saying "the days are long, but the years are short". I'm sad because my children are growing up so rapidly and I'm forgetting their past milestones without writing them down. And this picture? It was taken not long after we moved to Washington and it's one of the few pictures I have of our family all together and I never posted it. Has not blogging helped me live my life more in the present? Not really.
Anyway, I'm rambling but it feels therapeutic. I sat down and just started typing and everything is just flowing out of me. Kind of like when you start talking to your great-listener friend and you feel everything just come out at once.
I'm trying to be better at making small, attainable goals that will improve my life. Not too many or too grand that I can't achieve them. I have a few goals that I've been working on, like: 1. getting consistently good sleep by practicing better sleep hygiene / bedtime rituals 2. creating a daily schedule so that I make the most of my time and so my kids are having a fun, productive summer. To that daily schedule, I'm going to work on blogging 4-5 times a week. I miss it! I'd love to communicate with more of you and hear from you. I've made some great friendships through this blog over the years and I appreciate it in my life. So, like all successful relationships, I'm going to put in the work to do better.
And recipes! I haven't been cooking as much in general, but I have some great recipes that I want to post. So, those are coming! Lots of love!