One of the hard parts about blogging for me is the consistency & work it takes to continuously blog multiple times a week (ideally for me that would be 3). That doesn’t always happen, which has been evident in the last few weeks. Sometimes life just gets in the way. For me the life that gets in the way is not actually in the way; the blogging gets in the way of that life. I need to be able to fit blogging into my life when & where I can. I don’t want to be under pressure or under the gun to have a blog done, just because I am “supposed” to.
In the last 3 weeks or so, I have found myself in a very content place; a place I have longed to be for quite a while (I think we all long for contentment). I have been allowing myself to just enjoy this current stage in life. My house is mostly clean- as long as I stay on top of it, my closets are organized, my kids are finally starting to play together. I am content to just be present & not feel pressure to have to do anything. One of my favorite parts of being a SAHM is that I don’t have to be anywhere at a certain time, there is no counting clock above my head saying “you have this long unil this happens”. I am just being present.
I decided earlier this week that I don’t want to force posts out. I don’t want to write because I have to. I want to write because I have to share something or I will explode. I want to write because I am feeling so passionate about a specific topic or recipe that I can’t help but share it. I don’t want this venture (HFL) to become another “to do” to be checked off. I lose my passion & desire for things when I allow that to happen. One oddity about my personality is that I am a rule follower, but I rebel against those rules [anybody who knows me can understand what I mean by that]. I don’t like being caged or told I can’t do something or have to do something. The easiest way to get me to rebel or pushback against a rule, is to force control on me. I will follow rules, but I need to do so in my own timing [that probably explains why I was grounded the majority of my childhood, lol].
So with that: I still aim to post on Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays (but today is Thursday you say! Yes it is. I couldn’t hold it in any longer). But I may not. BUT fear not. I have not fallen off the blogging wagon, I am still here; still very present. It just means that I didn’t feel like I could get out what I needed/wanted to get out. If I ain’t feelin’ it, I ain’t writtin’ it (my english is good, no?). I don’t write well when I feel pressured or when I don’t have that fire inside. I would rather share fire once a week than blah 3x per week.
The best way to keep up with me is on Instagram. I try to post at least once a day & you can keep tabs on what I cooking, testing, researching, & those sweet little faces that tend to dictate the majority of my time. Before I go, I want to fill you in on a few of the things I have rolling around in the back of my head:
So please stay tuned & check with me on Instagram, if you aren’t on Instagram (sidebar: you SO should be. I love the positivity of the community I have found on IG) you can also check in with me on Facebook.