I’m going to be frank here, friends. Mainly because I value this space and I value all of you who read what I post. Plus, I’ve been doing a lot in order to “honor myself”, so I feel like if I don’t just come right out and say it, it’ll fester.
I’m fine with the fact I haven’t blogged in a month. Like, completely, 100% ok with it. Because here’s the thing: I am more than what I share on the internet. I’m a wife, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a doula, an independent contractor, and more. I’m not saying this to show you how “busy” I am. In fact, I really dislike the “busy” jargon that so many people spew today. When did we start to glorify “busy”? When did Person A become more valuable than Person B because her calendar has more entries? Just stop. If you believe that, I feel really sorry for you.
This blog has taken a backseat because I have other really meaningful things on my plate and it’s a choice that I’ve made to not prioritize it. Even though I still love creating and sharing my ideas here (and will continue to do so, by-the-way), it’s just not something I’ve been choosing to spend my time on.
So, what have I been spending my time on?
on my calendar
I have several mommas due in the next couple of months, so I’ve been getting to know each of them and have been gathering resources to help me help them experience their best birth. Oh right. Did you miss a post somewhere? I’m a birth doula.
I’ve also been steadily planning a couple of trips! I’m flying out to visit my oldest friend in Austin soon, and my husband and I are headed across the pond in late September. Stay tuned!
I’ve been reading a lot about birth, and I was recently introduced to an author who wrote a book that has absolutely rocked my world. I say this not only as a doula and birth junkie, but as a woman on a personal quest through life. Ancient Map for Modern Birth has gripped me from the very beginning because it’s about the journey.
My sisters and I always made fun of my mom for her mountain of “self help” books, and still, I find myself nose deep in self help podcasts – the millennial’s “self help book” alternative. Honestly though, I find podcasts entertaining, but also really good for the soul.
My current self help podcast favorite is The Overwhelmed Brain because it’s geared towards critical thinkers and Paul gives actionable things that you can do if you want to better yourself.
For pure entertainment value, I’ve been binge listening to Strangers.
So yeah – these are the things that have taken priority over blogging recently. And really, what fun would a blog be if all the author ever did was blog? So my lack of blogging priority has been shifted to a desire to put the lifestyle back into this lifestyle blog.
On the upcoming blog agenda is:
- a DIY laundry room makeover
- 6 weeks of the One Room Challenge (eeek!), and
- travel inspired posts
P.S. If you ever just miss me and want to catch up, please reach out to me on Instagram. I post there more often and I’m happy to chat with you on messenger there.