I don’t think I’ve ever skipped a month writing here in the 10 years of blogging (as infrequent as my posts have become this year), but I missed November entirely – and now here we are. Maybe you’ve felt this too, but I’ve been really conscious of where I’m putting my energy these days and I’ve found that cultivating real life interactions and relationships is taking priority over anything online. It’s not just pulling back, but also questioning where social media and blogging fits into our lives at this point. Many of us went in so hard on social media in the early days that I think we’re struggling to find that happy medium. I miss the stories that I used to write here – real storytelling as opposed to life updates, but writing has its own pace and inspiration.
But the real news is that there has been a lot of changes that were set in motion since we came back from Europe and this Fall was a total blur. Like I blinked and it was over. When I opened my eyes it was almost as if half our household had a completely different life. I’m aware I’m being cryptic, and I really hate that kind of vague posting, but I want to hold on to things a little while longer because we’re still settling into our new routine while in the throes of HolidayCookieMadness! I believe this is our 11th holiday season. Sometimes I read back on those posts from the early years and chuckle because we were so frazzled in December. Don’t get me wrong – December is still completely crazy, but maybe after you’ve been around the block a few times you aren’t so shellshocked when it comes around every season 🙂
I do like that life propels itself ever forward. I do thrive on change. I think you win at life when you can recognize that you’re no longer growing and can then set change into motion. Or maybe that is my definition of winning. I have a feeling that we’ll be reassessing our life further in a few years, but I’ve already taken steps to take better control and reign in some bad habits I developed over the past 10 years, like my ridiculous late night sleep schedule of getting to bed every night at 2am (or later!).
After our holiday flurry of orders are done, I’m really looking forward to a real break during the holidays – no work, no obligations – just time spent with family. That is only 2 weeks away (again, where did the season go?). I’m pretty excited for 2019 though, of settling into our new routines and seeing where the year leads. I hope all of you who are still reading are doing well. I promise there will be another post before the year ends.