Today finds me at the local middle school. Which means I have some time on my hands as these little critters write summaries about the Sumerians and Mesopatamia.
(Note: so glad I'm out of middle school.)
Since I've found myself with extra time and my options are limited, I've been reading through some of my archives. It's funny how I can pick a post written long ago and immediately be transported back to that time, that moment when the words I chose to write were so important and necessary. I remember the frustrations, the feelings of overwhelming love and happiness, the minutia of my life as each post was written. It is the best possible reminder of the life I'm living.
So why have my visits to this space become more and more sporadic? Why do I spend my time with other things instead of recording the days of my life? The stories and funnies and growing upness that is occurring right before my eyes?
It feels in some ways that blogging has taken a bit of backseat to the other trappings of social media and I totally get that. Facebook! And Pinterest! And Instagram!
And I love those outlets for exactly what they are; ways for me to peek into the lives of those I love and say hi. I'm guessing like so many of you, they are the relaxing, stress-free minutes you eek out for yourself each day that help you decompress and breathe. And breathing, the real way and not the life-sustaining way, is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves.
So I get it.
But I also get that I started this space as a way to document my life and the lives of my Love and my Littles and I have loved reading back on the days that we've had, both the good and the bad that I chose to document here. My comments on Facebook will long be forgotten but the stories that I share about who did what and the pictures I use will last a lifetime.
Yes, the comments have dwindled. The followers have stopped following. But if my intention is to record my life, none of that should matter. And I think I let it matter more than it should have.
So I'm holding myself accountable. I'm setting a goal for myself of weekly posting and I'm going to do my darndest to reach it. I'd love to have you along for the journey but if not, that's ok too. This space is for me and I'm ready to reclaim it.