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Happy Thanksgiving -- Four Years Later

I hope everyone who celebrates it had a happy Thanksgiving. I had a wonderful time, and I'm so thankful for so many things in my life. Including my blog, even though I have not been very active lately.

On Thanksgiving four years ago, I set up this blog and wrote my first post. Over the next four years, I wrote pretty regularly, writing down stories about my kids for posterity, creating poetry to reflect my feelings about motherhood, sharing the wonders and frustrations of parenthood with others going through similar life experiences.

Except for recently.

Lately, I just haven't been writing. I haven't been posting on my blog, on Facebook, on other people's blogs, on Twitter, anywhere.

It's not for lack of material, or even ideas about how to write the stories of my life. I often come up with ideas and write it in my head. I just don't type it up on the blog. It's not as if I'm busier now than I was before, considering how busy and sleep deprived I've been since having kids. I have time to read and play on my iPhone and put together jigsaw puzzles (my latest obsession).

I've just not done it. I've not felt like it. I've not followed through when I have felt like it.

I always wondered why people who blogged regularly slowed down in posting and even stop blogging. I was always sad when bloggers I enjoyed stopped blogging. I never understood how they could just stop blogging.

I don't want to do that. I don't want to stop blogging. I'm not going to close my blog down or just leave it up in the air. Although, now I totally get how it happens.

I'm going to keep blogging. I've been doing it for four years now. I know I'll get inspired to blog more often again. I miss writing and recording my life and stories about my children. I don't know how to feel inspired again, but I will keep working on and try not to let too much time pass between posts. I know that the longer I wait, the harder it is to get back into it.

I am just going to accept that this is where I am in my life. I don't feel guilty for not keeping up with my blogging or my friends' blogs. I refuse the guilt that is so easy for moms to feel. Instead, I'm going to just try to capture my life when I think of things to write, and just do it when I can. That's all I can do.

And how have you all been?

Comments

Anandi said…
Hi! Glad to see you're back. I totally go through ups and downs - in fact, this year, just from around August till now, I've posted more to my blog than each of the 2 previous years.

I think it's one of those things that falls down the priority list because sometimes it seems like more work than fun.
Cloud said…
It is always great when one of my favorite blogs comes back from a hiatus- so welcome back! I've been good, but busy. Somehow, I've had lots to rant about lately, so my blog has been active... but I definitely understand how it can fall just low enough on the priority list that nothing gets posted. I have lots more posts I want to write- but life comes first. So I agree, no guilt. Post when you want to, and I'll still be reading!
hush said…
I've missed you, and am really glad you've checked back in. Funny, lately I also get how the not wanting to blog thing happens (I'm currently experiencing it - trying to push back against the urge to drop it for now.) My reasons are silly.

Congrats on 4 years of blogging! Your blog is a rare breath of fresh air, where I can feel free to be myself, and share my real thoughts, and know that you won't bite my head off or silence me. Thanks for being you.
I have been in the same place recently: so much going on in my head, so little making its way to my blog. But I think that may chance soon.

Don't feel guilty about it, and know that however often you feel inspired to write, we're looking forward to reading what you have to say!
mom2boy said…
Welcome back and Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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