The funny thing about blogging is that it’s always there for you, but yet – you can’t just neglect it and expect it to continue to thrive. This summer has been full of silence in blog land – and that’s not the worst thing. Although, I hope that doesn’t mean total silence by the time fall rolls around.
As for me? I’m not going anywhere. My BFF Laurie and I were recently texting back and forth and she just simply asked, “you’re going to leave me, aren’t you?” And with that, I say a resounding no. I guess I’m just trying to manage it all.
Three times a week has been a good train for summer. And I’ve always said, I will not publish content I don’t love, or push words I don’t stand behind. Who wants to read a million sponsored posts every week? I sure don’t – so you won’t see that here. [But you do you, if that’s your thing. All god’s children.]
But the one thing that has really chapped my ass is the lack of inspiration lately. What to write about? Will anyone give a shit about my endless Halloween purchases that outfit my entire home? Also, how the hell am I managing it all? [Side note, send blog post ideas my way, kids – what do you want to hear about?]
Blogging is not first in my life. It’s not even second. It doesn’t pay the bills (it pays zero bills, and I’m good with that). I have my friends, family, my career, travel and in between, maybe a date or two. Kinda in that order. On the side, I’m trying to fit in working out and meal planning and just. plain. living. I’ll let you know when I perfect it all.
A woman recently asked me, with a straight face, if I’ve ever been married. I said nope. “Really, never?” Ha. I almost laughed when she said that. She didn’t know me, and I had a vague understanding of her not-as-happy home life. I smiled and sat back and instead of defending myself for the millionth time, I just said I’m really happy. I think I confused her. Am I that much of an anomaly? On the same topic, I had lunch with friends recently who said they hoped I’ll find someone. But really…is it so bad if I don’t?
I’m managing it all – blogging, friends, family, career – but barely. I make time for the things and the people who are important to me. And I’m not going to be so perfect at it. And I’m not going to make everyone happy. But damn if I won’t have a great time trying.
Editor’s note: My lovely WordPress update has kinda shut off my email notifications from you lovely readers. So while I have seen all the comments, I had to start replying to you via the blog instead of email for the time being – until they figure it out. Oh and I tried installing Disqus and it just made my thousands upon thousands of comments that y’all have put effort into – just poof! Disappear. Hard pass. SO, until WP rolls out a new update, find my responses to your comments on the blog post itself. Thanks for understanding!