I know it's been a really long time since I last blogged. A "couple of weeks" turned into months, and I have to say, it was kind of nice. I wish I had kept up with the personal side of the blog for the sake of keeping memories, but I just didn't feel up to it until April.
For those who don't know me personally, the reason for my hiatus was that I was pregnant!
John and I found out on New Year's Day, and I started to feel ill shortly thereafter. I have a rough time the first 4-5 months of pregnancy. I will spare everyone details. The short story is that I get very sick, tired, and lose all passions-- which includes blogging and everything that is worth blogging about. I went 4 months without using our camera!
While being gone, I re-evaluated my online life and realized that being connected to my computer so much was not a good thing. I don't anticipate blogging as frequently as before, but I would still love to share things that are going on around here.
To be honest, I wrote all of that above a couple of months ago when I was still pregnant. I've been meaning to get back into blogging for months now, but I wanted the first post to be a good, picture-filled summary of what happened during that lost time. It was hanging over my head to the point of blogging paralysis.
This morning, I read the following on the blog Not Without Salt:
“At its root, perfectionism isn’t really about a deep love of being meticulous. It’s about fear. Fear of making a mistake. Fear of disappointing others. Fear of failure. Fear of success.”― Michael Law
In the book of Ecclesiastes it talks about the problem of waiting on the perfect moment. If I wait until I’ve crafted the perfect blog post I will never hit “publish”. If I wait until I’m completely satisfied with my images I will never let them be seen. If I wait to share my food until it’s perfectly seasoned then I will never have the joy of sitting around the table with friends.Finally, I've realized that I just need to pick up with life where it is now and not try to fill in the gaps. Perhaps over time I'll do a few flash backs to what went on over the last 10 months.
For now, I'll leave you with a couple of photos of our new family of four.