Wednesday, February 3, 2010

here now

fog in the gorge

I'm really missing being here lately.

I come to my blog a lot as a jumping off point to looking at some of my other favorite blogs out there. And I watch the dates from my last *real* posts get further and further into the past. I often have thoughts of writing a quick post, but then I push it to the back of my mind because I don't want to come back halfway and then abandon it for a while all over again.

But I don't care anymore. I will blog as I'm able and maybe it won't be everything I want it to be in an ideal world, but at least I'll be being authentic, and that is enough for a blog or any other part of my life!

I'm not going to try and list out all the things that have happened in the past 5 or so months, because playing catch up doesn't help me be in the now.

foggy morning

I do, however, want to have a purpose for this blog, so I know how it fits into my life, and why I keep it at all. My hope is that if I remember why I do it, I won't have such a dry spell again.

This blog is a wonderful account of some of the daily happenings in my family's life together. Without some of my blog posts, I wouldn't remember some of the delicious moments we have enjoyed together.

This blog inspires me to be an artist. It reminds me to have a photographer's eye behind my point-and-shoot camera, and encourages me to document the little ways I fit creativity into my life so I don't forget that that part of me does exist.

This blog gives me a space to talk about me-- uninterrupted. This is a luxury that is hard to come by in the life of a working mother with two small children.

So hello to anyone still out there reading! If I'm writing to the hollow corners of the internet, then so be it. This blog still serves its purpose for me. But if you are there, I'd love to hear from you! It's always fun to know if someone is stopping by as part of their day so I can give you a virtual hello!

Thanks for having me back. It feels good to be here.


Bacso said...

I love you!

Cheryle said...

Oh, I'm SO glad to see you back, however briefly and however occasionally. Your blog always gives me things to think about - even when it's "just" the importance of being authentic!

I hope you can find time to write more often, but I will always read when you do have time.

Your m-i-l loves you, too!

Tereclopes said...

I missed you, i came here a lot to see something new from you and your lovely family. I'm a Portuguese woman, and i have two daughters and one son, actually i?m a grandma oftwo beautifulls granddaughters.
I really enjoy reading your blog, I hope
read something from you soon please.
Sorry my English.

Joelle said...

Dearest. It was kismet that I read your blog today. Seeking it out for inspiration and connection and that is exactly what I found. Your photos took me on a little adventure in my head. Thank you.

rebecca said...

hey there. welcome back! seems like your approach to this blog is a good way to go. and you're right, it can be a helpful recording device and reminder to trigger those parts of your life that don't get triggered elsewhere. i like my blog for the same reason.