“For every time there is a season.”
Apparently, these wise words are, for lack of a better word, wise. This morning, I opened the door to the service technician to look at our microwave and stove (both of which had recent electrical fires…yippee!) and our leaky fridge. Actually, I was told that there’s ice blocking the drain of the fridge, so it would be more accurate to say that I’ve spent the past 25 minutes sitting in front of the freezer with a hair dryer at full blast pointed at said drain, and my iPhone’s flashlight in one hand and.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that thinks this may not be the most sound advice…sticking a running appliance in a dripping wet environment. These are the latest events at the end of a long list of things that have happened since we became homeowners. We’ve also had to replace our water heater. Thank God for home warranties! (P.S. If you’re wondering what a home warranty is, it’s a company that you pay roughly $400-$600 per year to cover appliances and other related items from breaking down. Totally worth it if you’re moving into a new home!)
These are the kinds of mundane events that have filled my days lately. And, to be honest, I’m sure there’s a perfectly hilarious and eloquent way to write about it that would make for an entertaining blog post, but, do you really want to read about these boring events? (Side note: I just typed right instead of write. I’m really out of practice, aren’t I?)
It’s been a long time since I sat down to update this space with written word. To be honest with you, there are many days where I mull just quitting the whole blogging scene. It can’t be healthy to beat yourself up on a daily basis for not writing, right?
I’ve spoken to some of my close blogger friends about this on several occasions. “I just have no desire to share details about my life” was uttered by me several times. Also, I haven’t felt the need to share every.single.moment on social media. I’ve found myself yearning to keep part of my life—part of OUR lives—to ourselves. I know, I know. Shocker, coming from a lifestyle blogger.
Truth be told, I haven’t taken a break from being in front of my Macbook, ever. If anything, I’ve spent MORE time in front of it lately. I’ve kept busy designing beautiful blogs (I’ll be updating my portfolio soon!), migrating many talented and beautiful women to WordPress, and working on some pre-made themes for both WordPress and Blogger. It’s mind-boggling that it feels like I have less hours in the day working full-time from home. Sure, I start a million projects at once (like melting said ice and writing a blog post) and it feels like I’m about to lose my mind, but at least my house is in decent shape and clean enough for surprise visitors. Silver linings, right?
I remember time move so slowly as a child. Maybe time moves faster as you grow older? Or, perhaps more accurately, there are many more responsibilities and distractions that occupy your otherwise free time.
All this to say, thank you for allowing me the time I needed away from blogging.
This post has certainly helped me feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. Not so much for explaining my absence as for having words to pen. When you’re surrounded by things falling apart sometimes creativity strikes (why else would so much amazing literature exist?) and sometimes it wanes.
I’m positive that this only a season, and as soon as things stop falling apart (and I have no boxes left to unpack!) that I’ll share with you all a home tour…no matter how anti-climactic that may be. I have some amazing gardening plans (much to the chagrin of my husband’s wallet).
Until next time (which I hope is sooner rather than later).