Hello lovelies. It’s been a while huh? I’ve missed blogging so much! I’ve just felt like I didn’t have anything to say. Or maybe I just didn’t know how to get it all out. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year or so really evaluating what I do and don’t want to share on social media and on my blog. It’s a weird time…this era of tech and social media. I very much want my kids to be in charge of what in their lives is shared on social media and that starts with me as a mom talking to them now even when they don’t have social media. So…yah I’m still not sure I have any clear cut “rules” on what I will or won’t share here but I do know that I’ve missed this and I want to get back into it. It’s fun and I love the community it gives me.

So back to my hiatus from the blog… the end of last year and the beginning of this year were really REALLY hard for our family. 3 deaths in the family, scary health issues, and SO much more. It left me pretty overwhelmed and….broken, frazzled, and with a ton of bad coping habits. The constant stress and anxiety really took its toll on my physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional health. I’m working on coming out of all of that. Learning some new self care habits and going back to some old ones I should’ve been doing all along (but I’m trying not to be myself up for that!!). I’m learning what my priorities really should be, how to put up healthy boundaries, and LOVE MYSELF. Life’s not easy but with God all things are possible.

So now I’m back. Because I love writing. I love people and talking and sharing knowledge, and struggles, and life. I have no idea how often I’ll be blogging right now. It probably won’t be super pretty and perfect because I don’t want it to become one more thing I HAVE to do. I want it to be a place of love and joy for me and for YOU, and if I get bogged down with layouts and Pinterest perfect photos it won’t be a place of joy for me (maybe one day in the future, sure, but right now that just feels overwhelming).

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