I apologize in advance for this boring post. If you want to skip to the bottom, I’m totally cool with that.
Okay, let’s get started.
So, I’m not sure if anyone has noticed, nor do I know if this matters to anyone, but I switched up my posting schedule a bit in April. I used to post every day of the week plus weekends, and in April I started to post on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and kept the weekends. Back in March, I was starting to think ahead to the summer and wondering how the heck I’d be able to keep my posting schedule and still get ALL TEH THINGS done.
My summer work schedule is kind of miserable, but kind of nice at the same time. We work four 10’s and have Fridays off. Having Fridays off is really nice, but it takes 40 hours in 4 days to get there. You know what I mean? I’m very, very exhausted by the end of the day. During the rest of the year (when I’m working normal hours), Will and I get ‘er done in the evening, since I leave work at 5. We get home, have dinner, do homework with the boys, do baths, do story time, teeth brushing, and bed time by around 7:30.
Lately (meaning the summer), everything I have to do in the evening is squished into a smaller time frame … and everyone’s needs still need to be met. The kids have been getting to bed anywhere between 8 and 9, which is pretty late for them. And that’s not even bed time for us. I’m usually making dinner for the next night while cleaning up the kitchen while making lunches for the next day (x5, since we all bring our lunches to school/work) and, you know, doing those regular things like laundry or vacuuming or whatever else needs to be done. Some nights, we don’t sit down until 10 pm. Oh, and add to that my husband going back to grad school … yeah, I feel like this summer is already insane.
Basically, in March, I could easily foresee the blog completely taking a backseat to life. Then, one morning (while I was blowdrying my hair, which is when I have my best ideas), a light bulb went on over my head. “Just post less! Derp!!” I may or may not have said derp outloud.
I don’t know why I was pushing myself to post, post, post! It’s so silly. Actually, I do know why I push myself. It’s because I really, really love this blog of mine. Even though it’s inconvenient sometimes, or gets in the way of other things (housekeeping. who needs it, am I right??), it’s become my “me” time. Being a mom isn’t easy. Being a wife isn’t easy. Being a working person trying to fit in hobbies in your free time isn’t easy. There’s always something more important to do, but I love taking care of this space that’s mine.
LONG STORY, SHORT: My life feels crazy, I love my blog, and I’ve been posting less for two months. I’m not sure if anyone cares, but I’d love to know if you do (or don’t).
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