Hey you guys!
…you’re still here, right? My silence hasn’t scared you away?
I suppose I would summarize it as:
[parenting, freelancing, blogging, body, social media presence]
What I’ve been up to & why I’ve been quiet
The kids were away for a week a couple of week ago, visiting Jesse’s mom and stepdad. The break let us rest and reset our routines and priorities.
I introspected (as I do). I realized that the more burnt out I had been feeling as a mom in lockdown, the harder I was leaning into my Instagram account and, especially, leaning on my community there for support and company.
Which is good…
But the more I leaned into my Blushy Ginger-ing, the more I was feeling disconnected from the kiddos, and it wasn’t helping my burnout on the mom front.
So when they got home, I became very quiet online, left my phone in other rooms of the house (gasp!), and just focused on spending time with them.
Which Is good…
But the more I leaned into “being the best mom I can be,” the more I was feeling disconnected from my support system online. It might be hard to believe if you don’t do the online thing, but the friendships I’ve made online with other mental health and motherhood writers and creators have been huge sources of comfort and encouragement.
So… I’ve been having kind of a crisis of clarity and balance.
Obviously the kids are my world, my priority, my snuggly little cupcakes of cuddles and giggles. But I do still need my own time to use my brain and work on my mental health.
I’ve been having trouble finding balance.
So, I went quiet online, especially on my blog.
I’ll save the freelancing and body parts of the equation for another post.
I just wanted to give a little update.
Oh, and I redesigned my site, yet again. This time, it’s to bring my freelancing services under the same umbrella as my mental health blogging. I’ll chat about that soon too. 🙂
Thanks for still being here.