Hi there. It’s Katie. Remember me?
Oh, friends. I don’t know what to tell you about this little blog. About once a year, I go through this blogging slump when I just don’t feel like blogging. But it’s never been this long of a slump before. In fact, I was drafting versions of my final post in my head just last week.
But then I came home Thursday night and Chris says to me, “I renewed your blog domain for another three years. YOU’RE WELCOME.”
I wanted to yell something like, “DON’T PRESUME TO KNOW WHAT I NEED!” or “YOU DON’T KNOW ME!” But instead, I hugged his neck and kissed his sweet face and felt like a load had been lifted from my shoulders.
Making the decision to stay or go sees so final. Like, if I said, “I shall ne’er blog again.” (pronounced: a GAIN, like Lady Mary) And it was that finality that I just couldn’t get my head around. But with Chris’s announcement, it was like someone had made the decision for me. I didn’t have to choose.
I love that I married someone who knows what I need, even when I don’t seem to.
Because the thing is, I love blogging. I love to tell silly little stories about my life that mean absolutely nothing. I just love to write. It’s cathartic and healing for me, expressive and creative. It’s how my mind thinks. And I would truly be heartbroken if I never blogged again.
But time is my most precious commodity these days. My precious babies are becoming little people, and I don’t want to miss a minute of it. I also require more of my OWN time these days. Taking care of yourself takes effort and time, and I’m gifting that to myself – guilt free.
I’m enjoying spending lazy Sunday afternoons in the yard with Chris and the kids or traveling to see family and friends, instead of loading up my blog with posts I can use throughout the following week.
I’m reading because sometimes it’s better to read others writing, than to work on your own. It’s how you become a better writer and a more well-rounded person.
I’m watching every Rangers hockey game next to Chris and pretending to like it as much as he does, simply because I like holding his hand on the couch.
I’m taking less pictures and being present in the moment more with my family. It’s been less about documenting and more about participating.
So, my posts may be a little more sporadic, but fear not! I am here for at least another three years, thanks to my hubby. And throughout those years, I will continue to be so thankful for my readers who have stuck with me through thick and thin, when I have so much to say and when I really have nothing to say at all. Thank you for your patience and encouragement as I continue to learn how to balance all these important areas of my life without dropping the things that are truly important to me, the things that will matter long after this corner of the internet has dried up and overgrown.
But until that day comes, I will continue to laugh, to fight, and to stay married right here in my imaginary home.