Getting back into blogging is harder than I thought it would be. This world has changed. A lot of the blogs I used to follow have abandoned ship. It strikes me that everything seems much more business-like and much less personal. Rather than random tidbits about daily life, there are tons of suggestions about how and where to buy all the things. It's just so...different...than it used to be. Maybe it's that now people turn to blogs to learn a new skill or to get better at living life - a.k.a. 15 ways to cut down on screen time (while looking at a screen). I'm not knocking it. I have learned a lot from following blogs! But previously, reading a blog felt like you were making a connection; a small investment in someone else's world. Maybe we don't need that connection when we connect via other forms of social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. P.S. I don't have Snapchat. I feel I must draw the line somewhere.
It is tricky trying to figure out where I fit in when I have been gone for the better part of two years. When I stopped writing, I was anxiously awaiting the results of our second IVF cycle. My life felt like it was on hold for a long time. These days it feels like someone pushed the fast forward button, and I often feel like I need to stop and catch my breath. Since I am still new at this parenting gig, my life is mostly about keeping my head above water. Maybe that is something I will try to explore: surviving parenthood. I hope to post some updates on K's life/milestones, too. Also, I want to address some of my ongoing health issues, more thoughts on infertility, and having more kids after IVF. Well, shoot, I guess I do have a few things left to blog about.
There is pretty much no place for me in the new, ultra-chic era of blogging. I have never worn less makeup in my life. My body has never been so soft, and my clothes have never been so wrinkled. Motherhood has turned my life upside down, and, I am far from the perfect pictures seen on blogs these days...mommy blogs included. But, I am going to keep seeing how this goes and updating when I can. Keep exploring and sharing random stuff along the way.