Pull up a chair...

Not going to lie to you friends.  This week has been rough.  Not in the way you would think, but just in the way that sometimes life takes over.  So pull up a chair.  Excuse the mess and the chaos, and have a seat with me.

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? 

16 comments:

  1. We all need a digital break sometimes :P My week was okay and I'm always glad when it's Friday. :P

    <3
    Lei

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  2. Soo glad it's Friday! Change is always tiring because you're brain is practically rewiring itself to adjust, remodeling does that to a person :)

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  3. I totally understand what you mean about blogging feeling like work! I have felt that a lot and it's really hard. There are lots of times where I feel uninspired and have a hard time thinking of blog posts and then having to get through allll the emails... the worst! I don't know how you do it thought with your two kids, rearranging rooms, your blog and everything you do!! You are wonder woman to me!

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  4. this is how I have felt too. I've let my blog go. Partly because I was uninspired and part because I lost sight of what my blog was really about. So I am slowly going back to my original roots of my blog. And I will post when I can. But I too, don't want it to be prompted. We all hit this point, so don't let it get you down. You know we still love you and will support you no matter what xo

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  5. You're not the only one, sweetie - I've felt the same way (a little overwhelmed and uninspired). So I'm taking a break next week (even if it scares me about my stats, lack of posts for a whole week, what will my readers think, will i lose ppl...you know, stuff i shouldn't worry about). BUT, I need it. I need to take a break.
    Love you dearly and you'll always have us here...
    :)

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  6. You are wise friend! Loved this post because I've experienced this feeling many times, I think it comes with the bloggy territory :) I'll be here thru the rough patches, you can't get rid of me that easy ;) Love ya! Chat soon!!

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  7. Great post, and yes so glad it's Friday....I totally know what you mean too about blogging, I'm trying hard to keep my focus and not get so pulled into different directions with link parties and all kinds of stuff which is fun but has it's place....happy birthday to your little guy!

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  8. I feel like I could have written this post too! I've only blogged twice this week, and one was a Q&A I was tagged for. I like to try to keep my content more original and less prompted like you are talking about. I hope the weekend is fun and refreshing!

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  9. I feel the same sometimes...just completely unmotivated. Happy birthday to your little man!

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  10. So glad it is Friday. I hate folding laundry too!! I've been having trouble with topics lately for blogging too. I guess it's just a slump but I hope it can get past it soon!

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  11. Completely enjoyed this post. I've been there too so I know what you mean! I hope that when you come back to blogging you are refreshed and ready to go - sometimes all we need is a little break. Enjoy your weekend, don't stress - we will be here when you get back. :))

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  12. I think we have all been there with blogging feeling like work sometimes. When I get overwhelmed I just try to take a day or two off from it. Lately I have been making Sunday my no blogging day and I like that. oh, and I feel ya on the laundry. I have no problem washing and drying it but I hate putting it away! I am the same way with dishes.

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  13. It's your blog girl. Write about what YOU want to write about... If you feel like linking up, link up! If not, don't. :) The readers who want to be here will stick around and that's what matters.

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  14. We all need a little break sometime. Go out and enjoy your time - I find thats when the inspiration comes back and I have 3493489023 things I want to talk about. Hugs. It's okay if you don't post everyday. You're true followers will be here ready to throw you a party when you come back!!

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  15. I could've written this post ... well, not about the birthday but I've been off the grid for awhile now. I'm just so worn out by "real" life that I'm finding it tough to muster the inspiration for posts and tweets and Facebook statuses, etc. I'm slowly working my way back, now that the month of insanity is over. :) Hugs, sweet friend!

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  16. Sometimes a break is needed to refresh the creative juices.

    And I'm right there with ya on the folding and putting away.

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