Long time no chat. I never thought it would be so easy to step away from the blog. Honestly, it hasn’t been that hard for me.
Of course, when you are hugging the toilet all day throwing up, that makes it a bit easier! Combine that plus a toddler and third trimester fatigue, the last thing I want to do is be on my computer.
By unplugging, I realized that I live more of a “real life”. I’m not always trying to get a picture to blog, instagram, or tweet it. I’m not on social media often on my phone or computer during family time. I’m not worried about page views or followers or how many shares I had on a post.
Sure, I love blogging. Do I plan on blogging more on the regular when I am not sick all the time? Absolutely! However, this unplanned break has been good for me. It has put things into perspective.
I have noticed how much Baby D looks at me for approval when he is playing. If I were on my phone doing social media, I wouldn’t see him and smile at him and get that affirmation he needs. I would miss when he does something new, or when he sneaks up on me just for a hug. I also wouldn’t trade all our snuggles!
I’m not saying social media is wrong and that I’m never on it. In fact, it has been a life savor at times for me. Being stuck inside has been terribly lonely at times, so I tend to go to social media to feel ‘connected’. Plus, it distracts me when I feel the urge to throw up. It just isn’t worth sacrificing family time for.
Blogging will still be random and sporadic until after I get into a good flow after Baby D2 comes. Trust me, I’ll let you all know when she gets here! Make sure you are following me on instagram and twitter for updates!
Until then, I’m going to keep living my real life and cherishing these last few days/ weeks with Baby D and Luvy before we become a family of 4!