I hope you and yours had a lovely holiday. As you well know, I didn’t post much in the later half of 2013–which a new baby and new jobs, I just didn’t have the energy for it. Quite frankly, I don’t know if I will have the energy for it in 2014 either. I’ve enjoyed writing this blog so much, but to be honest, there is really only so much one can say in five and a half years time. If I don’t feel like writing, I don’t. That’s the beauty of just blogging for a hobby and not for profit. I blog when I wanna.
Do you make New Year Resolutions? I usually do. I like the idea of a fresh start so I try to make the most of it. Last year, since I had a baby on the way and wanted to avoid PPD again at all costs, I kept my resolution as low-key as possible…so I didn’t make one. I just hoped to keep on keepin’ on. I just wanted to survive the year with my sanity and family in tact. I didn’t want to put too much pressure on myself. To my utter amazement, a lot of great things came my way and I decided to greet every opportunity with open arms. That meant that I did do a little “fake it ’til you make it” but in the end, I didn’t really have to fake anything. I just had to be confident in myself and my abilities. 2013 taught me not to worry about anything that wasn’t right in front of me. And even if it was right in front of me, I just had to calmly see it through. I think I did ok.
Somehow–even with all of our life changes, 2013 somehow felt simpler. I want to keep that going in 2014. I want to unclutter and simplify my life. With that in mind, I have brought an end to the blog Pinterest page and I will soon be deactivating the blog Twitter account. Both things I didn’t use much and didn’t get a whole lot from (having 100, 000+ Twitter followers does not mean 100, 000+ blog readers.) I am keeping the blog Facebook page though. I enjoy the interaction on that page very much. I seriously thought about pulling the plug on the blog, but I just can’t bring myself to do it quite yet. I do like writing here, even if I write as often as I use to. I have the driving urge to streamline and with the prospect of buying a house this spring/summer, I can’t wait to start purging, organizing and eventually nesting. I just want less extraneous stuff around me, know what I mean?
2014 will be another big year for us: Porter will turn 5 (!!!) and Quinn will turn 1. Aaron is up for tenure and if that goes well we will buy a house, which means another move for us. A move across town will be so much easier than a move from FL to PA!
What does 2014 hold for you? Do you make resolutions?