First things first, the biggest thank you to so many inspiring ladies who make this blogging community the amazing place that it is. The reason that I started this blog was for Waverly Maye to be able to look back on her life as a little girl & that has never changed, I am so excited for her to read this one day (she better!), & that definitely remains my priority. Yet since then, it really has become so much more. I have made some amazing relationships & find myself constantly inspired by all of you. Your support, encouragement & the way you have embraced Waverly & I really means so much. So thank you. :)
With that being said, I'm totally under the belief that no matter your situation, there is just not enough time in the day, ever. My husband & I always laugh about the fact that when you were little, 30 minutes seemed like an eternity & now, it feels like you blink & it's over. Most days I struggle to find the time to be as productive as I want to be as a mom, a wife, & a teacher (not to mention friend, sister, daughter, grandaughter, aunt ... ), so obviously "me" moments are few & far between. Yet ultimately, such is life, & I know one day when my kids are grown I will desperately want this time back.
In terms of blogging, I definitely view it as an "extra", a hobby that I truly enjoy, & also, that I will feel lucky to have one day. From day one, I've had a golden rule that I will never blog while Waverly is awake & at the beginning of this year, also made the resolution to make the biggest attempt to keep all technology away when I am with her, too. For the most part, it works & I wouldn't have it any other way. Also, if you have met Waverly, you know she wouldn't have it any other way, either - she is as high maintenance as they come & pretty much takes my full attention all of the time.
Love her! :)
SO when do I blog?! I write most of my posts at night sitting in bed while I watch reality tv (& eat ice cream), it's totally my "me" time & I look forward to it. The biggest challenge there is staying awake at night, I always struggle with the decision between getting sleep or relaxing, which is more important?! ;) I read other blogs in the morning when I am getting ready or drying my hair, this was much easier when I was working & I'm hoping I can keep up just as much this summer. As far as replying to comments (which is important to me), I definitely found that easier when I was at work & at a computer throughout the day. We are three days into summer & I have already found it challenging to keep up with my in-box, I absolutely love staying at home but it definitely keeps me busy, just in a different kind of way.
Bottom line, I make it work while I can but I really do try to keep it something that is fun & that I enjoy. I can't say it enough, we really are so thankful for all of your support, for your positive comments & feedback, & for my need to post unlimited pictures of my girl. XO
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Happy almost weekend, everyone!! We hope you are having a great week! :)