Monday, December 31, 2018

Tired of Waiting


 Helllloooooo out there! Have you, like me, discovered recently that you kind of miss the blogging boom that happened about a decade ago?  I've found the novelty of instagram has worn off a little and I'm craving a little more than what comes with scrolling through those perfect little squares.  I've toyed with the idea of resurrecting reinventing my blog to reflect my life now, in all its imperfect glory.  I no longer sew every day of the week, partly because I homeschool my kids, but mostly because I just have other, more varied, interests and I would like this blog to reflect that. 


 We celebrated New Year's Eve tonight at a family friendly gala in our neighborhood that had a balloon drop at 8pm.  The party clothes are off and the pajamas are on and I am reflecting on the past year and setting intentions for the one ahead.

 
  I would like for this blog to become more of a lifestyle blog, but the little voices of doubt are loud and mean.  Do you hear them too?  They tell me, "What, you create a lifestyle blog?  You're not cool/skinny/young/pretty/smart enough for that! How can you post a photo of yourself wearing the latest trends in that body?  You should lose weight first. Your house should be clean and look like a magazine photo shoot first.  You should get it all together first. You should work on becoming a better writer and photographer first. You should have if all figured out first." 


Well, in 2019 my only resolution is to stop waiting for everything to be perfect and enjoy life.  Easier said than done? Certainly.  Of course I don't have all the answers, but I do have some good ideas to start and I thought this would be a great space to explore this idea since I know we all struggle with our own voices.  My vision for this blog is to share with you all of the ways we can get down to the real business of living our best lives, being grateful, feeling all the feels. I'd like to help by being honest about not having it all, but sharing the little tips that help make some of the drudgery of family life a little more joyful, like getting a healthy meal on the table even when your toddler is melting down or you're running kids to multiple practices. 

 I would love to hear about what you need.  What do you struggle with that you're hoping to tackle in 2019?  Do you need some ways to carve out space and time to fill your own bucket?  Is your house so messy you don't know where to begin?  Do you need to stop using the drive thru as a last ditch dinner option?  Do you want to start moving more?  Do you want some budget friendly ideas for making your home more beautiful?  Do you long to get back into your bookworm habit but haven't made it through anything since the baby books from your first pregnancy? Would you love to have friends over more often but the thought of entertaining gives you hives? Do you wish you were the mom who takes her kids out in nature more, but, ugh, spiders and poison ivy and snakes, oh my!?  Do you need a quick blog post that gets you the information fast and with only critical pictures or do you enjoy a longer read and lots of pretty photos? 

I wish you all the best in 2019! Cheers!
xo, Courtney

6 comments:

  1. Well now, look who we have here!!!! LOvely to see you back. I notice that you are still as beautiful as ever..and that there are still only three children..This old lady will follow your new blog just for the fun of wishing I was young again..xoxoxo

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  2. Hello, Diane! How are you??? Hoping you and your beautiful children and grandchildren are all doing well. I'm going to go catch up on your blog. Happy New Year to you, may 2019 bring you lots of love!

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  3. You hit so many nails on the head and I'll happily read what you have to say! I'm so sad to see my blog feed dwindling, IG just isn't the same. I miss so many things from people I enjoy because it isn't chronological anymore. Happy New Year!!

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  4. Hear ye hear ye, blogging is not dead, lol! I enjoy lifestyle blogs. But not the “how to” kind, I prefer the “this is my (interesting because it's different from my own) life kind of lifestyle blogging. I love to hear people's stories. ��. And I agree about instagram...plus I still haven't really figured it out yet. Happiness to you and yours in 2019!

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  5. Have you thought about doing a podcast? You could follow it up with a blog post with explanatory photos, links, etc. I’d listen!

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  6. Hello there! I honestly have never gotten hooked one lifestyle blogs, but I keep trying them. I don't have any advice, but I do support blogging always! Insta doesn't compare. I hope more people get back to our roots telling stories that stay put and aren't so easy to miss. xo

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