Thursday, August 8, 2013

For my readers: No worries, we are not breaking up.

Tomorrow I will have a fun little DIY for those of you who might be looking for a baby gift idea or a fun and inexpensive gift for any kiddo in your life. But today I just wanted to have a really honest conversation with all my besties.


After talking to the Hubs and thinking about it for quite some time, I think I am going to start posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week instead of Monday-Friday. Lately it seems like the five days a week is killing me. Between blog-ligations, photography, and outside projects, I am finding it hard to live my life. I feel like some days I am spread so thin I don't really remember my day happening. And if I am being honest with myself, and with all of you. I just can't be "that" person. I like to be authentic on this blog and truly share my life and projects and other adventures with you guys. But when I am not able to make time to go run, see a movie with a friend, grab a drink with slice a cheese and prop my feet up, read a book, or just write a page or two in the many stories I dream up...it can be tough and make me feel like I am losing myself for the sake of a self-imposed deadline.

I spend my days being a full time, hands on mom. I clean the house which I know sounds anything but glamorous but I truly love cleaning. I know this puts me at total freak status, but it is true. I do laundry, make heart shaped sandwiches for the boy, go on walks, read Olly stories, bake cakes, get my DIY on and try to soak in every incredible moment of this life, like a sponge. When the Hubs gets home our days shift. He becomes full time parent and I become photographer, crafter, writer, friend, daughter, wife, blogger, cook, photo editor, and runner...which then lasts until the wee hours of the morning. Leaving me very few hours of sleep before I get up and do it all over again. So needless to say, it's somewhat stifling the more creative person I can be when I am so exhausted.

I'm telling y'all because I feel like I owe you guys amazing content and don't want you to think that me not posting as much translates to me not caring. Because I really do.  I don't want to continue to post for the sake of posting and have you guys become uninterested. It would hurt my feelings if I lost any of y'all. True story! Not to mention I adore having you guys as part of my life. So, for now. Know this. I am in no way complaining, I adore my life and want to respect it enough to enjoy more of it. And even though I will miss our current five days a week, I will be posting three times a week for sure and some weeks I may have an extra post of two. I just simply need to salvage myself from feeling so busy all of the time. I will also say, I would like to have another baby in the future and the schedule I currently make for myself does not allow me to even process this as a possibility. I am simply trying to clear a bit off my work plate to make room for the possibility of expanding our family.

I really hope you guys are on board with this and totally cool with it. I don't want my besties being upset with me. Have an awesome day! And make sure and check back tomorrow for a fun DIY.

13 comments:

  1. Balance is hard to achieve. Good for you for recognizing what wasn't working for you in your life and taking steps to fix it! I love reading your blog and I will continue to read all of your posts!

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  2. You don't owe anybody anything! ;) You're a great mom too. Enjoy your life Court! We'll still be reading whenever you want to post. Definitely don't do it out of self induced obligation.

    love, aimee

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  3. Thanks to all of you sweet gals! It makes my heart full to know I am sharing my life with you amazing gals! xoxoxo

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  4. Please know that your posts are a blessing to us who enjoy reading and learning from you. We admire your honesty and it's how you share the many facets of your life that we appreciate you so much. Thank you for thinking of us in your explanation but please realize that your self-imposed deadlines are just that. Your family deserves your undivided attention and love. Bravo for your priorities and we look forward to hearing all about things. Personally, I'd rather hear from you whenever it's your pleasure than to find out we were causing challenges in your world ;-) Have fun!!!

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    1. Thank you for such strong and encouraging words Dawn. You're a doll.

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  5. you need to spend time with your family, and just enjoy LIFE!

    we'll be here!!!

    xo,
    tania

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  6. Do what you gotta do, girl. And for what it's worth, 3 days worth of "here are just pictures of my house, I have excellent taste and you will like it" is all I'm looking for. I can't speak for anyone else, but as a reader I personally don't want or need some of the stuff that bloggers these days feel like they HAVE to post. I'm here because I love your regular, everyday style!!

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    1. Thanks Shauna!
      I adore your attitude. You are why I love having a blog. I love getting to meet and share with people ;.) xoxo

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  7. Completely understand and support you cutting back your posts but know that you'll be terribly missed on Tuesdays and Thursdays!

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    1. Thanks sweet girl. I am always an email away. xoxo

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