Getting Back To It

Freshly-picked dandelions.

It has been a while since I’ve updated here.  About eight months to be exact…yikes!

Things dropped off a lot in the fall last year.  It felt like a lot of my posts, while I was writing about things I am genuinely interested in and am often passionate about (yep, I am truly passionate about smoothies), were a little wooden.  Being somewhat reserved, I hold back a lot, and additionally I wanted to write about things that very often did not fit with the theme of my blog, such as it is.

However, I want to continue to blog and feel it is a great outlet to get some of my thoughts out into the world.

So where to go from here?  As I have discussed in previous posts, being a stay-at-home mom is my  primary occupation at the moment.

As such, a lot of what I am compelled to write about concerns things like cultivating contentment, day-to-day life with a preschooler, finding outlets to maintain sanity, juggling priorities, food, the joys and tribulations of feeding kids, meal planning…and the list could go on.  While I have not wanted to have a ‘mommy’ blog per se, it is a key part of my identity, so some of my writing is naturally going to fall into this category.

The fact is, there are a lot of things going on right now.  We are all so many things and our roles change as we pass through different seasons.  I am a wife, mom, writer, friend, feminist, daydreamer, music lover, avid reader, and home cook. I am a trained researcher and am interested in social change. I like finding ways to be creative, and I like exploring the minutiae of everyday life.  I want to write about the other things that are of interest to me, too.

To a certain extent, the theme of my posts will not change dramatically, for the aforementioned reasons!  But since this is a personal blog, I want to write a bit more generally, and see what sticks in terms of a more specific focus.

If you are reading this, I hope you will follow along to see how it goes! See you in a week or so.