Summer is here! I’ve been contemplating this post for a while now, but before I get into it, let me tell you how May went.
We had so much fun celebrating our son’s first year of life. We also spent some time with family and a bit of traveling (with a bit more to go later this season). It has been so incredibly busy, but there was one thing that I noticed.
Usually, when I take a break from blogging, about halfway through the break, I’m chomping at the bit to come back to it. But this time, that didn’t happen. In fact, it didn’t happen by the end of the month either. So I started to reflect more on why this was happening. I think it’s for a lot of reasons, but I wanted to share just a couple.
First, I think I was more burnt out than I realized, and the energy I used to devote towards my blog has been used in other places. My son is getting more and more active and interactive. My parents are moving to Texas, and I’m helping with that transition. Plus, as I mentioned above, we have been traveling a bit already and have plans to do more (and this after two years of very little traveling). In addition to all of that, I have been dealing with some terrible writer’s block.
Second, I’m not sure where I want to take this blog in the future. When I started blogging on WordPress, it was about our life here in Texas. It transitioned to infertility and pregnancy loss in the last five years, and while I still want that conversation to continue, I’m not sure how much I can contribute to it from this platform at this time. I have some thoughts swimming in my head, but they aren’t clear yet, and I want to take the time to really think through it.
Here’s my plan for the Summer:
I am going to take the summer to reflect on my blog and general online presence. Also, I am going to continue posting on my Instagram (@Katyslifestory) on a pretty regular basis. Right now, it’s the right size of a platform for me and gives me the space I’m needing.
This was not at all what I thought I would be doing right now, but I think it’s the best thing for me. I don’t know what the future holds for this blog, but I appreciate all of the support and love from this community. Talk to you soon!