If you’re reading this I want to thank you so much for checking in to see what’s up and where the heck I’ve been at. So maybe you noticed I’ve been very MIA the past 8 months on here. My personal social media stays pretty up to date with the underlying thought of becoming “irrelevant or out of touch” with people I care about. (And let’s be honest, who isn’t) For me social media is the only way I can keep in touch with some people due to distance but at what cost? I digress for now, more thoughts on that later.
The reason I specifically stepped away from this blog because I realized that I was sharing very intimate moments and they were my raw emotions; things I could not control and honestly it scared me a little bit. This outlet became more of a diary and I wasn’t really ready for what it was becoming at the time. Not to say we shouldn’t share these parts of our lives with others because I believe in being relatable and honest with life. However, I think it’s important to find balance between real life and social media. Of course we know it’s not all perfect but sharing a play by play in real time only continues to create a divide within reality at least for me it was and I have to be honest with myself about that. It was an unsettling time in our lives, there was a lot going wrong (or just not going according to plan, as usual) and I wasn’t really sure how to process it. The last year of our lives has been a wispy chapter of things we couldn’t have expected so I decided to spend more time connecting with my hubs and brainstorming about what our next step would be. Collaboration with us as partners looks like a lot of miscommunication initially but understanding eventually ending in results we can be proud of.
Here are some updates: we’ve decided to step away from the large, expensive and continually growing Seattle. The reality of the situation is that it was a better move for our family in the long run vs. being stretched unreasonably thin. And guess what, the spontaneous decision has brought so much happiness. We realized that we deserved a break from “the grind” that was Seattle. We worked hard for several years and made good money but still felt like we weren’t happy. We were happy with our friends and the life we had built. We we’re proud but we were exhausted and just feeling like we wanting a change of pace. We did it for our own well being and the ability we had to even move across the state was a privilege in itself.
Anyways, we are feeling more like ourselves in a long time which is why I’ve decided to revive this blog. Everyone who reads this today is apart of our story even if you don’t know it. There are new challenges to take on and a lot of growing still to be done. I’ve got some things lined up, so stay tuned and stay in touch. Stay in touch with yourself so as an individual being and with eachother. Soon we will be getting back to regularly scheduled programming of self We will be doing some fun things in the coming months and I can’t wait to start sharing some of my life again with you and this blog/ diary thing this has become.