Hi, guys. I know I've been a tad MIA so just wanted to pop by and say hello. Truth be told, the last two weeks have been nuts. All good, but wildly busy and I'm having a hard time figuring out how to juggle it all - the book-writing, the blog-writing, the kid-raising. I've been thinking a lot about all of this, about the question of priorities, of energy. And I've come to no ready conclusions, but I did have a bit of an epiphany yesterday.
Forget everyone else. Figure out what works for you.
I keep coming back to this so there must be something to it, right? I think so. Anyway, I'm going to let this guide me going forward. I'm going to do things and make decisions that feel right for me right now. Even as I write this, full of conviction and optimism, I'm not really sure what this means. But I will try.
Take this blog. This blog has had many iterations, many themes. It has been very important to me over the past 4+ years. It will continue to be important to me. But I will let it change as I change.
I'm thinking of using this blog for the simple purpose of capturing moments of my life that I want to hold on to, that I don't want to forget.
One such moment? Saturday afternoon. Middle Girl's birthday party had just ended and the girls were goofy and giddy and all sugared up and they attacked me with the biggest hug. I look at my smile here and I see something: happiness. Deep, true happiness.
I do not want to forget this moment. The color of their feathers, the enormity of my grin. The orange owl sweater I bought hours before the party started because I just had to.
Anyway, I'm thinking that's what this blog will be about. For now. The small moments that are also so big they are bursting. How does that sound? Good, I hope.
Hope all is well in your worlds :)