Before I get into my reality check, let’s start off with the good news – the winner of the $25 gift card to Garnish is Sarah C. Didn’t win? You can still go buy all sorts of great things at Garnish anyway. I know I will be.
And now on to the main event. I’m taking a quick break from my typical posts to be real with you all. Most of you probably don’t know that I started this blog back in 2007. I blogged about my personal life consistently for about three years then I got a full-time job that was insanely busy.
I quit my full-time job in April when K was born because I wanted to be a full-time mom and not miss out on any of the precious moments with my son. I’ve been back at blogging again for a month now and have quickly realized that blogging can be a full-time job if I let it. I quit my job for a reason and it was to spend time with K. In the last month I’ve gained 800+ fans on Facebook, 800+ fans on Twitter, and who knows how many on Pinterest. While that’s incredible and I’m so grateful for those fans, I’ve also missed out on way too many of my son’s smiles and laughs.
I’ve read so many posts from people, who have been blogging for years, about finding balance in their lives. Rather than waiting until a couple of years from now to realize how important balance is, I’m taking a step back now to prioritize the most important things in my life. This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop blogging by any means, just the opposite actually. I’m going to be more strategic, efficient, and deliberate about my time and honestly I think it’ll make both my blog and my relationship with K better.
So instead of spending eight hours a day, I’ll spend however long I have while K is sleeping or otherwise entertained. And when he’s awake, I’ll spend that time playing, going on walks, and just enjoying the time with him because I don’t want him to remember his time with me as time spent trying to steal the mouse from my hand or chewing on the computer cords to get my attention. I love this blog but I love my family so much more and the time I spend needs to start reflecting that.