Let me start by saying that my house is under construction. We are finally moving Caitlin into a bigger bedroom. Complete with pink and purple walls (that are still being painted), a new bed, and a playroom that has to be cleaned out and transformed into a bedroom. There are toy bins, boxes, books, and baby dolls everywhere. It looks like a flea market.
I was also challenged this week mountains of laundry. Like the rocky mountains. It was awful. And while I've tackled most of it, the clean stuff is still sitting waiting to be folded. Why is folding and putting away the worst part of laundry? Is that just something I feel?
This week I also felt uninspired. I wrote some really fun posts last week, but it got me thinking. Lately all my posts are prompted. By themes, or by link ups. I've been really lagging on "original" material. I've been feeling a little overwhelmed.
Plus this week was kicked off by my birthday on Monday. I was inspired by that. And I really did enjoy photo bombing you guys with instagrams, but then, I had nothing. No really, I had a few things going on in my head and playing out, but I just wasn't ready to type them out.
Even my BF sent me a text to find out if I was ok. She was worried since I hadn't been on Facebook, or blogging. I guess I just went off the grid, and while it felt good, I had this nagging feeling. What am I missing? How are my stats? Ugh, how many emails do I have?
Because I've been swimming in a sea of emails! No seriously. I never imagined that I would have over 250 in my blogging account alone. My personal email account most days goes untouched. I'm happy and grateful for the emails. It means I have readers, and an unheard of amount of blog friends that would like to swap. It also means that I have to sit down and answer them all! Seriously, how do you bloggers with like 800+ followers keep up? I can't even imagine. So with the sea of emails to answer, the bloggy went untouched.
And that was ok too, since I was just uninspired.
I'm coming around though. I love blogging. You all know I do, but sometimes it feels like work, and it was NEVER supposed to feel like work. That's how I know, it's time to dial it back a little. Don't fret, I still have stuff to share. If you know me in real life, you know I never stop talking. I feel like here, I never actually stop blogging. I just want more "me" content, and less "prompted" content.
So thanks for pulling up a chair. I'm on my way to send and answer more emails, make breakfast (we slept in), and enjoy this sunny Friday, before the rain starts tomorrow. And I pray for zero rain, since I know a little man who is celebrating 2 years tomorrow, and needs a sunny day.
How was your week? Are you glad it's Friday?