It seems it has been a while since I last posted anything here. In the spirit of honesty I must admit that since this little blog post has been rolling around in my head, I have seriously wanted to start it with “HALLO FROM THE OTHER SIIIIIIDE.”* It’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it. It has been an ongoing battle for me to make it past the chorus in the never-ending-loop that is playing in my head. Moving on.
Since I last wrote anything, quite a bit has changed. My husband and I left the beige town of Coppell and found a sweet little home in Fort Worth to call our own. We managed to purchase, move into, and renovate it within two weeks of my due date for our firstborn. While 40 weeks pregnant I grouted our kitchen floor and cursed the heavens for still being pregnant. We did eventually evict our littleman and we are all happy and healthy. Our kitchen has great floors and 14 different colors of paint on the wall because really who decides to renovate a kitchen at 38 weeks pregnant.
I am pleased to report that I am enjoying motherhood much more than pregnancy. While people still say really random and inappropriate things to me, I find there are less people commenting on the sheer size of my body (I was massive) and my evil eye tends to be slightly better received. Maternal instinct, I suppose.
2016 is shaping up to be a year of adventures and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I am finally starting to feel more like myself again and I look forward to spending more time with this little blog. Turns out one of the side affects of pregnancy is having all of your creative energy sucked from your body. Who would have known?
I look forward to spending time here, sorting through this new stage of life. I have begun to set aside time for myself again, which I have been told is a very healthy and beneficial thing to do. My hope is to use this time wisely (i.e. not mindlessly trolling facebook and unfriending all the Trump supporters) and to retrain these writing chops, stretch out my creativity a bit and get back into a rhythm. I’m optimistic. However, in the spirit of full disclosure, it has taken be two weeks to finish this single, uneventful post. Cheers to new goals and high hopes.
*For the record, technically I didn’t start with Adele’s little number and I still got to mention it. I’m going to call this a win.