Hello! Do you remember me? My name is Kate and I used to have a blog.
What happened to me? Well, I can tell you exactly what happened to make me stop blogging for almost a year–my little baby went through a sleep regression and it was one of the most overwhelming experiences ever. To be honest, I can’t tell you much about that time. Looking back, it’s all a blur, and I just remember crying a lot and eating my feelings.
|I wish I could be one of those moms who could truthfully say, “she more than made up for it with her smiles!” but honestly, as sweet as she could be, it did nothing for the sleep-deprived neurons in my brain.|
Somehow, we got through it, and life became more manageable once I was getting eight hours of sleep again. At that time, I made a conscious decision to just let go of blogging. Like I said, caring for a fussy, cranky baby almost 24/7 really took its toll on me, and I knew that if there were any other responsibilities/burdens on my mind that I could drop, then they must be dropped. So it was “see ya later, blog!” and I didn’t think twice.
I have to admit, I did miss it, but mostly in a nostalgic sort of way. However, there were times when my fingers itched to put up a new post, but I had also decided I would not publish random posts here and there–if I was coming back, I was going to go all the way. So, here I am! Not quite going all the way, because I feel like committing to three posts a week is about all I can handle right now, but good enough!
It’s a long story, but I felt like I needed to put my energy towards my own creative project. Maybe one day I will explain it in a blog post, but for now that’s the only way I feel I can explain it.
I am a little scared to commit myself to such a project by saying, but I’m also very excited to be part of this supportive community again. What should I write about? I’m open to suggestions, I want to know what you want to know!