This is the blogger who used to be
really good at fairly good at posting every week or two.
If you didn’t know already, I’ve been gone for 6 months.
That hurts to write/read. I seriously feel like such a failure.
“Read me! Share my posts! Comment! Be my friend! I care about you!”
And then POOF. I’m gone for 6 months.
I sincerely apologize for leaving you guys high and dry for half a year without any explanation.
The truth is this “Superwoman” is mucho “imperfecto.” I just can’t multitask like I used to, and I refuse to post just to fill up space and to “stay relevant.”
I started this blog as a true passion project. I didn’t do it to make money or gain some huge following or be famous. I literally had a dream in my heart to be real, to go deep, to have a little bit of fun and mostly, to shine a light wherever and whenever I felt lead to by my Dream Giver – Jesus.
Those of you who follow me on Instagram (WifeMomSWoman) know that last October I went back to work after staying home with my son for the first 3 years of his sweet life. It was supposed to just be a fun weekend job that’s turned into a nearly full-time Store Manager position at a super cool boutique in Bel Air, CA.
This opportunity popped up out of “nowhere” and has changed my family dynamic in so many amazing ways! It’s also been a major growing pain for me as I’ve tried to figure out how to be an Amazing Mama and Amazing Wife and Amazing Friend and Amazing Housekeeper all while trying to be an Amazing Employee.
NEWSFLASH, DEIDRE: You’re mostly going to be a Good-(fill in the blank) from here on out, with a side of “Amazing” when Grace allows room for it. #SighOfRelief
You’ll notice that Amazing Blogger didn’t even make the list. Hence, abandoning you guys for half a year.
Back to my blog being a passion project… When I went back to work I tried desperately to keep up with writing, but quickly found out I literally couldn’t fit all of these obligations and dreams and duties and loves into one day.
I made the decision to take what I thought would be a brief break (maybe a month or two) so I could figure this New Life out and regain a little passion.
Just for fun, here’s what a typical work day looks like for me:
6:30am – 7:00am “Wake Up Time” as my son likes to call it
7:00am – 7:20am Drive to Pre-School
7:20am – 8:00am – Hang out at Pre-School (Yes, I am that mom. I love to be super involved when I can!)
8:00am – 8:20am – Drive back home
8:20am – 9:00am – Get ready for work
9:00am – 9:30am – Drive to work
9:30am – 6:00pm – Work at my store (smile, sell, stand, & fold alllll day)
6:00pm – 6:30pm – Drive home (my son is dropped off by a teacher and I meet him at home)
6:30pm – 8:00pm – Dinner/bath/reading/playing/snuggles
8:00pm – 10:00pm – Clean house, work out (cough, cough), get Netflix-wasted, spend time with hubby
10:00pm – 6:30am – SLEEP
On my days off I try to devote all of my time to my son and hubby and of course put my Cleaning Lady/Grocery Lady/Laundry Lady hats on.
I know, it’s super glamorous, and it’s probably a lot like many of your schedules.
We’re all just tired, aren’t we? I know it can’t just be me.
When I do get a little free time I should be blogging and reading and praying and having sex and…. <insert stuff that’s relaxing/exciting> but the truth is I have chosen to use it to recoup in ways that are easy.
Because, let’s be honest, sometimes we just want the easy way out.
Sometimes we just want to throw our hands up in the air and say, “I CAN NOT DO IT ALL!”
So, yeah, the past six months of not blogging was me throwing my hands up in the air.
Was it a tantrum? No. Was it a pity party? No. Was it an I-don’t-care-about-writing-thing? No.
It was just me taking a break to focus on real life.
I am really excited to announce that I am officially returning to blogging.
thousands handfuls of people cheering>
That’s right, people. I am going to try to figure this blogging thing out again while still living in the Real World. I make no promises. I can’t. I don’t know how many times a month I’ll be blogging or how sarcastic or inspirational or freaking ah-mazing it will be…
But I’m going to start blogging again.
I believe it’s time to shine a light again, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.
In light of these (horrific) videos, I am working on a 4 to 6 part Pro-Life series. My sincere hope is to educate fellow Pro-Life friends on how to intelligently, and compassionately encourage women to choose life through the following subjects:
Understanding what actually happens during an abortion + abortion laws in the U.S.
Sharing stories of women who have regretted having an abortion in a compassionate and respectful way
Challenging Pro-Life Christians to move from condemnation to compassion
Challenging people to actually be Pro-Life and not just Pro-Birth.
I recognize that many who read my blog are Pro-Choice. I hope that you know by now that the goal of my blog is to Honor God and to LOVE people. Please, stick with me during this series and don’t walk out on a conversation we can have without totally “breaking up.”
If you or someone you know has had an abortion and regretted it, I would be honored to talk to you and hear your experience, with the possibility of sharing it with the world in a compassionate and respectful way (you can even be anonymous).
If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Pro-Life Article” and I will set up a time for us to talk.
I promise, no judgment, no condemnation. Just a conversation between friends.
Because as I always say…