Oh my, is anyone still out there? The selfish reality is that I started this blog as a creative outlet for myself, and I was reminded yesterday via Instagram - and specifically - a hand calligrapher's instagram feed whom I started following just because her handwriting is mind-blowing beautiful - "remember why you started."
Molly at Plurabelle did was simplify a lot of thoughts that have been scrolling through my head, including: why can't I just sit down and write?
Mostly, for the last month and change, I've been caught up in life - all the wonderfully mundane things that fill our days. Things like working on infant sleep patterns, making lists for the market, diving into parenting literature, cleaning up toys and purging clothes from the wardrobe that have been neglected for years. As a family, we've been doing some really wonderful things, too, like hiking in Palos Verdes, the first pool swim of summer, pizza picnics, birthday celebrations, play dates and introducing Jenna to real food, like peas, sweet potatoes, zucchini and pears at the family dinner table (all of which you may be familiar with if you tune into my Instagram feed).
Life has been so full for us, and for that I'm so grateful. But, I've had a hang up in getting back to this space. Maybe it's because I felt too busy - which for the record, makes me crazy. I really believe that you make time for the things and people you love. It's a choice. And, I've struggled with making the choice to spend my time writing.
So, letter by letter, I'm going to get back at it. Find a fun photo to share with you on Friday, and remember why I started in the first place. It was for myself, and that simple thought makes it easier to get back to the keyboard. The beautiful thing about blogging, is that while it's mostly for the writer, over time, it evolves into a shared, supportive space that has the potential to connect people together from all over the world, and that is remarkable.
A stranger that I just happen to be introduced to via Instagram impacted me so profoundly that I got the inspiration back to write, photograph and share.
Here's to more to come!