Well, hey there, universe. I guess you heard my whining? I get the joke! Ha ha hahahaha it's so funny! We got another dumping of snow, another couple days of frigid temperatures. I dream of a day when I can recognize the girls getting antsy and declare we are going outside. We will put on shoes and jackets, get in the wagon and be on our way to the park in minutes, without anyone ripping their mitts off and crying their hands are cold. Until then,
we're making lemonade out of lemons. No, scratch that metaphor, it is too sunny and warm. We're just carpe diem-ing, winter style.
On a deeper, more intellectual note, I've been giving a lot of thought to this space. Should I hold back on some of my post ideas, save them for articles I could freelance for pay? Should I abandon earlier principles I set and work to market this blog? Should I use what precious little down time I have for other writing projects? I have been thinking a lot about authenticity, staying true to myself while still developing my writer's voice. I am enjoying learning photography, but have caught myself a few times ruining nice moments with the kids to snap quality pictures, thinking, "Ooh this is so bloggable!" And that is the antithesis to the authentic space I'm curating here.
This is my time capsule, my public journal to document my journey as a whole person: mother, writer, wife and woman. I like looking back at old posts for reminders of lessons learned (and could stand to re-learn), laughing at funny memories, witnessing my own growth. I like it that way. I don't want to let marketing it get in the way of that. I do have some other writing projects I'm working on, though, so maybe I won't dedicate as much time to recording thoughts for posterity here, taking snapshots to freeze-frame everyday moments for later. Or maybe I should keep doing what I do best: letting my inner wisdom guide my next move and trusting that it'll all be as it should.