I often tend to get SUPER excited about new things. That is not a bad trait; however, with the extreme excitement I create the antithesis is sure to follow. So, as high as I get, is sometimes, as hard as I fall. My excitement with blogging faded, not out of desire but more because of the lack of time. I was being consistent (my sense of consistency) with blogging and then I just stopped, crashed out of the blogosphere. I need to get that time back and right now I have a little window to do so.
We are in transition. My 12 years of Southern living is coming to a close and we are venturing up North to Pittsburgh, PA. Me, the native Californian, turned Southerner is now moving to PA! CA, GA, PA! It’s going to be VERY interesting. More on that later…
So, since we are in transition, waiting to close on a home in PA, things have changed at home. I have the boys out of extra curricular activities; I have resigned my posts at their schools, so no PTA, etc. I even stopped teaching my group fitness classes and guess what? It feels good! It is as though we are a “normal” family. Except hubby is working 650 miles away and we don’t see him much. Isn’t that the new normal family though?
Am I, was I, trying to do too much at one time? This moving transition, caused me to stop doing all the other stuff and I realized just how much
crap stuff I was trying to do. Although I am exhausted with the moving/relocating process, it is good. We are selling our home, buying a new home, researching Pittsburgh like crazy, and everyday is filled with crap stuff that has to be done. However, I am not driving all over town to football, fall baseball, soccer and orchestra practices in the evenings, every evening of the week.
I read an article yesterday, in Newsweek ( on The Daily Beast via Twitter) about Why Women Should Stop Trying To Be Perfect, written by Debra Spar. It really brought to light the plight of my life in terms of busyness, momhood, etc. It is a provocative article and I feel it really captures the plight of the American Woman in our society. (I’ll be blogging on that soon). What this article made me reflect on was how I was and am trying to be the perfect woman, wife, mom and wearing myself OUT in the interim. So, seeing that I cannot do everything at once, with equal vigor, and expect excellent results in each area I realize now that is why my blogging fell by the wayside. Other things fell off the wayside too, but I’m focusing on the blogging. It’s back.
With the release of so many activities that filled our time, I have a window of time to actually BLOG!!! Back to my new
passion of writing. My excitement is back but a little more tempered so my next fall may only be a dip and not a crash!