Every year I like to look back at the past year through photos, blog posts, emails and etc. and get a good overview of how last year went. It’s less a list of resolutions and more a guide on how not to F up/how to keep being awesome.
As I looked back over the last year’s worth of Facebook posts, photos, blogs, and more, I realized there were quite a few areas in which I could vastly improve. Probably the most obvious of which was how frequently I post here. According to my records, I wrote 6 blogs last year. SIX. That’s one every 2 months (and in reality, more like 3 in one month and nothing for 3 months). Not cool.
After some introspection on the matter, I made two decisions.
#1. Things have to change. See, I started writing this blog when I first moved to Goofy Ridge. Adam and I celebrated our 7th anniversary yesterday. Suffice to say, my perspective has changed in the last seven years. When I began this blog, I would talk to my suburban friends about my life and frequently hear them shocked and amazed at how things operate in a rural area. Those of you who remember the Frank bumper story know what I mean. But, like many things in life, the longer you’re exposed to them, the more normal they seem. Maybe it’s because we have two kids now and we just don’t get out much but I’m finding myself exposed to fewer things that you might find on Dog the Bounty Hunter and more and more things likely found on a riveting episode of Guy’s Grocery Games.
(I know, Mom. I watch too much tv.)
(No, I do not watch Dog the Bounty Hunter.)
(Or Guy’s Grocery Games.)
#2. Those of you who have followed me this long deserve an explanation of what I WAS doing, when I should/could have been blogging.
But, you’ll have to wait on that until tomorrow. Those fun-sucking kids I mentioned? (Oh, did I not mention they’re fun-suckers? They’re fun-suckers. Luckily, they are also cute. Most of the time.) Anyway, the fun-suckers are boycotting nap time today. More on my 2014 Blog Absence Explanation to come.read more