Friday, November 5, 2010

Your three words

But seriously how funny is this?? My daughter the drama queen! Guess we know who she takes after!

So I literally sat here with this page open for way too long contemplating what to write. I could write about my busy weekend: happy hour tonight, going to MD for my brother's engagement party....
I could finally finish Maggie's birth story and post that....
All these things to talk about, but instead I let the blank screen completely overwhelm me and give me a mini panic attack.

That is not what blogging is supposed to be about.

I started blogging because I don't have that many friends with kids and I wanted to be a part of a community of moms, so I wouldn't feel so alone. Blogging was definitely not supposed to make me feel worse. When I started I used to post everyday, but lately that just hasn't been possible. I have picked up some more hours at work and Maggie is going through a growth spurt (I hope this passes) and has been up every night for a night feeding, which I thought we had gotten rid of. Both of these combined with the fact that I am still not sleeping that great does not put blogging high on my list of priorities, especially when it can put me into a tailspin.

So I am going to ease up on myself. If I miss a day, it's not the end of the world. I will not join any more 30 day memes (that one really upped the anxiety), unless it is something I think I can handle. And if I discover a few days in that I can't handle it, then I am allowed to quit. Blogging is not my job. It is supposed to be a relaxing pastime, and if I have to keep reminding myself, then why am I doing it??

Wow just writing all that and really letting it out has made me feel a lot better. I feel my blood pressure slowly decreasing.

I blog because it is fun and I will continue to do so as long as that it true!


jenni said...

1. That picture is adorable.
2. I hear ya about the blogging thing. I do it b/c I enjoy it, but if there is ever a day that I have to miss out on posting something b/c I'm too busy or just don't feel like it, then I don't! I try my best to blog 3 days/week (usually MWF) but I was sick last week and was off a day, etc. Whatever.

No worries mama! Just blog when you want to blog =)

Sarah said...

Thanks Jenni for the great advice!

Cole said...

Isn't it amazing how much pressure we put on ourselves with no real reason? Blogging can be SO addicting, but it can also feel like a runaway train at times... Love that pic!

Teacher Girl said...

That is so very cute!!!!


Joyful Housewife said...

Hi Sarah,
Yes, I think blogging should be fun. I sometimes put too much pressure on myself too. I want to enjoy it and I don't always have the time or energy with everything else going on in my life. So, I have to remember to have fun writing, posting whatever, and making new friends. =0) I hope you have a wonderful week. your baby is so precious.
-Melanie =)


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