So, just like with the diary I had in high school, I made a determination to start writing this blog, stuck with it for a few days, and then gave up. Life caught up with me, I got bogged down with work, kids, and all of the craziness that comes with it! I’m sure all of you can relate.
Fast forward four years, and things are even crazier. We’ve added two kiddos into the mix for a grand total of 4. Yes, 4!!!!! I gotta be honest; I only saw myself having a kid or two when I got married but as it turns out, you never know what your life will bring until you start living it. But even though life has had some ups and downs since my last post (2 job losses, 2 more kiddos, 2 moves…etc) I’ve come to the conclusion that this blog needed to be resurrected. Things may be crazier but that’s even more reason to make an effort.
Getting bogged down and stressed, while sometimes inevitable, is no reason to give up on your creative aspirations. It’s easy these days for me to get overwhelmed by the diapers, the crushed Goldfish on the floor, the mountain of dirty and clean, unfolded laundry, and it’s even easier for me to lose myself in the chaos and forget to make time for the things that I love.
I love to bake and to read and to create things, but a lot of this has been on hold while I’ve been pre-treating spit-up stains on my shirts. About a month and a half ago, I decided to take a bath and pick up Madame Bovary and give it a read. I started it and had a blast becoming engrossed in the story. Time flew by. Needless to say, I haven’t taken a bath again and the book has been sitting on my bedside table untouched.
My hubby always says that I need to make more time for myself and I chuckle and say “sure! when the kids head off to college, I’ll read a book”. But, why should I have to wait? Time doesn’t stand still; having kids has shown me that. I swear there is some phenomenon that occurs when you have a child that makes time speed by all the faster. So, if life doesn’t pause, what am I waiting for?
In short, I’m ready to get back into the thick of things and to enjoy each day as it comes. So, for better or for worse, you’ll get to enjoy my musings on life, love, baking, cooking, and all of the things I enjoy, love, tolerate, or just eat chocolate to get through!