That's how I feel. I've been wanting to jump back into blogging but too much time has gone by since my last post. So I can't blog anymore? Logic is where here? Maybe working 50+ hours a week, managing a husband and home and vacations are good excuses. Maybe it's OK that there was a lot going on and things are different. And even now I'm posting to justify and make myself feel better about starting. I could have just picked up where I left off.
Sometimes we're just too hard on ourselves and we set extremely high expectations for what we can do and how well we have to do it in order to even give it a try..give it a fresh start. Or, we expect the first step to be perfect. Unwilling to settle for anything less. So many times this mentality keeps me from growing - growing as a wife, as a friend, as a Christ follower. I get stuck in the rut of 'I'll start it tomorrow' or 'if I can't commit and be 100% 100% of the time, then I might as well not at all.' And I miss out on living parts of my life. I miss out on some additional messes and failures. Failures are opportunities for us to learn and grow. Failures are steps in the right direction.
Well needless to say, I'm back. And life has taken a 180 degree flip. We've been traveling for the past few months and are now starting another whirlwind of visitors and travel. I left the corporate world to re-prioritize my role as a wife and small business owner (still in the works... expecting Spring 2014) and am figuring my way around toilets, licensing and schedules.
Lots of updates and changes coming your way. Until then, here's a sneak peak of what we've been up to:
then New York to visit friends,
then Maui (from work)
a little bit of relaxing... and a lot of gardening
making memories with friends,
and enjoying every moment with family.