Or, why I’ll never feel guilty about huge gaps between blog posts …
Have you ever taken a break from an activity for so long that the pressure of re-starting begins to weigh heavily on you? Like not going to the gym for months. Or not reading a book for a year. Or not writing a blog post in four weeks. If you’re anything like me, the longer the gap is, the more monumental my ideas become about starting again. ‘I’m going to start a gym regime where I go consistently four times a week!’ I think to myself, with admirable delusion. Then I choose a significant start date for my brilliant plan of action – a Monday, or maybe the start of a month – because after all who can start a serious new routine on a Wednesday mid-month?! Then the whole thing becomes so overwhelming that all the joy is removed from it.
The reason I haven’t blogged for four weeks is because life – and particularly the festive season – has got in the way of opening a laptop. I say ‘got in the way.’ I don’t mean that. I love my blog, but life should always come first. Now, though, with 2015 upon me I was starting to get concerned that I needed to write the world’s most comprehensive blog post to make up for such a big break. The thought of it wasn’t a pleasure. And for me blogging should always make me happy, or it’s not worth the time.
So, I’ve decided to scrap the monumental post. Instead, here’s a one paragraph summary of the last four weeks. Let’s call it the #RapidRecap:
Took road trip to UK. Saw family. Saw friends. Saw friends’ new babies. Marvelled at how big our DamBaby (DB) seemed. DB turned four months. DB sat in a high chair (briefly). DB started sleeping through the night, then got sick and started waking every 2 hours again. We had lunches out and walks on the beach with the dog. The dog wee’d on my Mum’s carpet. The dog rolled in fox poo and made the house smell. We celebrated Christmas, my birthday and New Year. We laughed, we argued, and everywhere we went loving arms held our gorgeous girl.
So, Happy 2015. Hope it’s a year that brings health and happiness. And should you break your resolutions, just pick them up again, guilt-free.