Aside from yesterday’s not-really-Wordless-Wednesday post, it’s been a while since I wrote anything here. I blogged last November about landing a part-time job doing what I love doing – writing. Well, that part-time gig actually turned into a full-time one not long after I started. The timing was just perfect and the fact that we had found probably one of the best nannies in the world to care for our Little Miss, convinced me that it was time for me to return to the workforce. Besides, I’ll still be working from home so
I wasn’t going to be a whining mess who’ll be pining for my baby all day it wasn’t going to be all that bad.
And it wasn’t. In fact, the job has been one of the most rewarding I’ve had, including motherhood. Like I said on that post, and as it is with everything that I do, I jumped into my new career enthusiastically. I happily typed away on my keyboard every day and before I even realized what was happening, I was given bigger responsibilities – a promotion after just one month on the job. Imagine that.
Blogging, as well as reading all those other fabulous blogs I love, took the backseat since then. I have been putting in a lot of hours at work that by the end of the day I was just so
brain-dead exhausted and missed my daughter so much that all I wanted to do was savor the last few hours of the day with the Little Miss. I missed it, oh yes I did. But for some reason I just couldn’t bear sitting in front of the computer again, to blog or read blogs, which baffled me because I really love this space. I love writing on this blog and I love reading the blogs of the women (and men) who have become such good friends and inspirations to me as a mom.
Thinking on it over the past few weeks though, I realize it wasn’t blogging per se that repelled me – it was the other things attached to it that did. Don’t get me wrong, blog hopping and social networking, etc. – all of those are fantastic tools and have introduced me to some great people that I might have never met otherwise. But truth to tell, going that route is hard work and time consuming. Before I started working and whenever the Little Miss was asleep or otherwise occupied, blogging and all that other jazz was my job. I worked hard on my blog and put myself out there as much as I could. I guess you could say I was kind of a slave to social media, which is not to say that I didn’t like it then.
So now I’m back, but I’m taking it slowly this time. As a fellow blogger put it, I’m taking a few steps back from the digital world. I’m going back to the roots of why I started this blog anyway – to update family and friends and to serve as my creative outlet. Pardon my silence over on Twitter and your blog hops, fellow bloggers. I need to take a breather for the meantime.
Well, with the occasional exception of lovely Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Of course. 😉