Its been almost two months since I have written a blog post. The inspiration has not been there lately. I can’t form complete concepts with beginnings, middles and ends. What was fun now seems like a daunting task; something I have to keep up with or else the world will crumble, right? Wrong. My absence has caused a few of you to reach out and make sure I am still around. Yep, still here, but not all there.
We had a wonderful holiday season with a house full of guests for more than two weeks straight. Food, family and friends…just what the holidays are supposed to be. Celebrating life, engagements, new beginnings and catching up with old friends. Taking an un-planned break from blogging and Facebook made me realize how much fun I used to have with my family. There is no need to ruin a perfectly good moment fumbling with a camera or sending myself an email as a reminder to blog something.
It made me realize that my output is greater than my input. I have not been taking care of myself the way I should be or the way I want to. If I momma’s not happy and healthy…well, you know how the saying goes. Nobody can take better care of me than me. I am responsible for my own happiness (and health).
So, in an attempt to increase my input so that I can keep up with my output of a SAHWM…I plan to be distant for a while. Who knows when or if I’ll return. Blogging as The Barefoot Mom started out as a hobby to poke fun at my Caribbean lifestyle. When we moved to Texas, I wanted to transition to a message that less is more. That bigger is not always better. To enjoy the moments, not the things. I don’t need to run to the computer every time I have a thought I need to share. I need to look at my kids, take deep breaths and not worry about blog analytics. In my own practice of less is more, I’m just saying no to blogging right meow.
So, that’s where I will be. Exercising outside when the weather permits, cooking, baking and crafting; leaning over SC’s shoulder to help her with her homework. Building race car ramps with SJ in his bedroom. Reading more to my kids and for my own pleasure. Laughing more and loving those close to me.
catch ya later,