I've made a decision. And not an easy decision at that.
It took me a while to find my blogging voice. I had said I was back but then went away again. The thing is - my priorities have changed. The only thing on my mind twenty four hours a day, the thing that has completely taken over every aspect of my life, the only thing I really want to blog about...
My daughter. Kaelyn.
So I've decided that I'm starting over. I'm starting a new blog. One based on what I know best - Mothering. Mothering and all of the funny little details that go into it.
I thank you for supporting this blog. It was fun while it lasted. Right?
I made a lot of memories and formed some solid friendships but it's time that I close this chapter.
If you're interested in keeping in touch you can find me here:
Modern Day Mom
I do hope that you will stop by and wish you only the best of luck in your own endeavors.
Secondly how awesome has the weather been lately? I mean maybe it's not awesome where you are but it's pretty. darn. perfect where I'm at.
A tad chilly in the morning.
Then beautifully warm (but not sweltering hot) in the afternoon.
Only to return to a tad chilly in the evening.
And yes, that's a new tattoo. Well kind of new.
Can I tell you about my tattoo catastrophe?
Once upon a time (in February) I got this tattoo. I la la loved it. It was simple and perfect and... bruised? After the initial two week healing process I still had a huge bruise around my new ink. Awful. I, of course, Googled it right away - turns out the ink bled under my skin.
Except, when confronted, the Artist told me it wasn't a bleed and it would fade and to give another month or two. (He also mentioned I should get some sun... like that would help with the discoloration)
Fast forward four months later - it still hadn't faded. I went with my friend Kristin to get her arm piece done and met this
And they all lived happily ever after.
Usually when people take a break from the blogging world its for a good reason, such as:
a.) actually seeing the world
b.) a major life event (ie. wedding, baby, cross country move)
c.) their real job gets cray cray
d.) they die
e.) they're too busy being a doomsday prep-er
None of these apply to me.
Although I will admit that I have told several people about my ZAP (zombie apocalypse plan) over the last month. It's pretty brilliant actually - if I can make it out of my house than I'm sure to survive. If I can't make it out of the house I have a back up plan but...I would only last about a week...in my attic...that's probably infested with spiders...I'd probably rather just be a zombie.
I've pretty much reinvented the word lazy. I've also renamed it - stay at home mom. It sounds so much better. There's even a professional term that I use when people ask what I do for a living - I'm the Director of Home Operations. On some days I'm just a Domestic Engineer - those are the days I tell myself it's ok to have a glass of wine at lunch. And by lunch I mean cream cheese and olives on crackers.
My job is super important too. I have all of these things that fill up my day like laundry and dishes. And by laundry and dishes I mean watching every episode of Pretty Little Liars back to back. I also watched Orange is the new Black Season 1 in record time. I don't just sit around and watch TV though, I've read almost 20 books this summer.
Now I know you're probably thinking - why would you read 20 books and NOT read my fabulous blog Justyn? The answer is simple. About a week ago I logged onto bloglovin for what seemed like the first time in a year and saw that I had close to 12,000 unread posts. NO JOKE. The first thing to go through my mind was:
a.) Holy shit
b.) this is going to cut into my Pretty Little Liars time
c.) I follow too many blogs
d.) all of the above
If you answered d.) you would be correct.
SO the first thing I did to reinstate myself into the blogging world was un-follow some blogs.
Sorry not sorry.
You know what I realized while I was un-following?
A LOT OF YOU have stopped blogging too. And when I say a lot I mean a lot - I must have been following close to 600 blogs and
And now this is me saying what all of you who stopped blogging were thinking, which is:
"Fu*k this shit. Without GFC no one likes me anymore." or
"I need a break from one world - might as well make it the blogosphere." or
"Why blog when I can watch 71 episodes of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix?"
And this is me saying to you - if I followed you it was for a reason. Because I liked the way you wrote, or the way you dressed, or those crafty things you made that I would fail miserably at. Maybe you had some amazing recipe that I really wanted to try, or some awesome giveaway that I just had to enter. The why and when is not important - all that matters is the NOW. If you don't have time than oh well - turns out I do.
So I'm back.