My friend Erin Goodman has been running an awesome podcast series called Behind the Blog. I’ve loved listening to her chat with some fabulous blogging women and was honored when she asked me to appear as a guest on the podcast. I’ve always wanted to collaborate with Erin and I accepted without hesitation.
Erin was one of my earliest internet friends. In fact, we’ve known each other since before we started out blogs, so I was thrilled to connect. But it also rubbed a sore spot because as you’ve surely noticed, I don’t really blog anymore. As we discuss in the podcast, I never really decided to stop blogging, but rather the waters around me have been rushing so fast that I simply never get to writing the posts that live in my head.
I’m now working forty hours as week, telecommuting from home, as a social media and community manager, and at the end of the day I want to connect with my kids and husband – time for blogging has simply disappeared. But I don’t feel “done”. Not yet at least.
Nila is turning two in a few short months and Stone and I are constantly looking at each other in amazement wondering where the time has gone. I know that sounds trite, but I’m not kidding. Time is flying by so fast and we’ve had to reckon with so much in a short amount of time. It’s been overwhelming, and to be quite honest, it’s been stressful.
The good news is that for the first time in a long time I’m beginning to pick my head up and slow my breath down. The kids are a bit older and we’re a bit more experienced at being parents of three kids. Stone’s business is in its third season and finally gaining traction. And after being a stay-at-home for the past five or so years I’m finally contributing to our income which is a lifesaver at this point in time. All our hard work is paying off and things seem to be gelling quite nicely. Phew.
I was so thankful for my conversation with Erin. Not only was it a nice reflection, but it also brought me some closure and clarity. My life is different now: I’m not a stay-at-home mom anymore, my baby is almost our of diapers and there are snap-free bras in my future. Talking with Erin was a therapeutic look back and acknowledgement of just how much has changed. It also helped give me a fresh look of where I sit now.
If you have some free time and like listening to podcasts please check it out. I know I’ve been quiet here and it will give you a peek into why and what’s been going on. We talk about surprise pregnancies, freeing the NYS midwives, and juggling family life, careers and passions.
And maybe I’ll poke my head in here a little more often….