Yesterday was a busy day and by the time I put Lucas to bed last night and sat down on the couch, my desire to do anything other than veg out was non-existent. I don’t have too much to share today, and I’m not even sure where this post is even going, but I’m just going to keep typing and see where we wind up.
I feel like I’ve really been in a groove lately when it comes to blogging. And by groove, I mean I’ve been enjoying writing, and post ideas have been coming somewhat easy. In the four (almost 5?!) years I have been blogging, I’ve found that it’s pretty cyclical in nature…I have some days/weeks/months where I’m in the groove and I’m loving it. And then I have other times where it’s just not there for me. The ideas are missing, I’m busy, or I’m just not feelin’ it.
It’s during those times where I try to step back and not force something that isn’t there, especially now when I have so many other things going on in my life. There was a time (albeit brief) where I looked at this blog as my job. It was my main source of income, and while I enjoyed it, I also occasionally found it to become somewhat of a burden. Sometimes I found myself blogging because I felt like I “had” to, and we all probably know by now that that never produces the best content. At all.
Nowadays, I have a lot more responsibility on my plate than I did a couple of years ago. I look at this blog as a wonderful opportunity and something that I absolutely adore…but it’s also a hobby. And that’s something I need to remind myself of every now and then. Because when I get into my whole, “ohmygosh I have so much to share!” “must blog all the time!” mode, I can start to overwhelm myself. Sometimes, there are just more important things than typing up a blog post…like catching up on the day with Jay, or taking some “me” time, or even dancing the hokey pokey in the kitchen.
Okay, does that all sound contradictory since, here I am, typing up a blog post? Go figure?! What can I say, the words were just…there.
I really have no rhyme or reason for sharing this today, but sometimes it’s nice to just throw some randomness out there. So now that I’ve left a whole rambling of nothings on this fine Wednesday, I’ll leave you with this quote that was on my desk calendar at work yesterday…
I really love this one, and currently have it tacked on to my wall now. Such a great message, right?
So at some point today, be sure to take a moment and just BE HAPPY. :)
I’ve totally been loving all of the messages that the calendar has had actually, so I’m planning on sharing lots of them on Instagram (<– follow me!). It also got me thinking a lot more about the idea of a gratitude journal, and I’m wondering if it’s something I may want to incorporate here into the blog. I’ve got a couple ideas, so we’ll see where they wind up!
Have a GREAT day, you guys. And thanks for listening to me ramble. ;)
Side Note: I’m going to be co-hosting a fun Twitter party tonight with Lean Cuisine about how living a healthy lifestyle does not need to be all or nothing…and would love to have some of you attend! Be sure to follow me @SweetToothCourt and #MMMotivateMeLC from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PST).