Tuesday, June 16, 2015

a little embarrassed


I'm a little embarrassed by my lack of blogging lately. I'd apologize, but I think sometimes it's necessary to take a step back and kind of recoup from the blogosphere. The month-long absence wasn't entirely intentional, but a friend of mine put this quite well: I've noticed that I tend to feel "burnt out" on blogging especially when life includes a lot of big decisions and/or hard, weighty things...

That's kind of spot on for me. When there are things that I may not want to post about or am distracted by, coming up with my quota of weekly blog posts feels draining instead of inspiring. There has been a lot going on in our lives lately, a lot of stresses and decisions and shifts. It felt unnatural to try and force constant, lighthearted posts when I simply wanted to focus on life, and take lots of naps to recover from the day to day. For the month of June, I am working 10 hour work days Monday-Thursday which has proven to be very tiring. I know it sounds stupid, but sitting on your butt in front of a computer all day is a total energy sap. I have to go lie down just to recover from sitting down.

AND, we finallllyyyyyy closed on our house yesterday!! The house hunting emotions are over, and it's finally finally finally time to turn this house into a home. You know, now that it's 111 degrees all day err day, let the summer projects begin! We are so thrilled. We kind of naively thought that the hard part was getting The Bank to accept our bid, but that was just the beginning of nearly two months of struggling to get to this point. The journey was an exhausting one but now we have a [not-so] brand new home that's all ours [as soon as we replace the carpets, paint every wall, and deep clean the bajeezus out of it].

I've been working on a video tour of the "before" of our house, and I will be posting that here probably this week! I can't wait to show you all how grimy the place is, and hopefully spread our incredible excitement for the potential it has. You just gotta look past all of the scattered gummy bears stuck to the stairs and the moldy refrigerator, and you'll be running up inspiration lane.

See you soon!


  1. CANNOT WAIT TO SEE IT! so excited for you guys!!!!!!

  2. Thanks!!! I'll be gone this weekend, but Dusty's having a big painting party this Saturday - that will make such a huge difference!

  3. After quite the unintended internet hiatus, I've been reading through a long list of unread blogs - and this was one of them! Funny, I've been going through a similar season in its challenges and stresses and overall tiredness. I can truly relate!
    I think taking a step away from even fun and creative outlets like blogging is such a needed aspect of self-care. :) I hope the stressfulness of the season lessens so that you can totally embrace the excitement of your home restoration! Congratulations!

  4. Thanks so much Natalie! And your words are so spot on. It is definitely part of the self-care process.