It's been awhile since I've visited this space and I feel like I need to explain why. Well, I lost my direction with a lot of things in life and needed to hit the refresh button. More than that I need to reevaluate my priorities and make sure I wasn’t headed in a direction I would one day regret.
I took time away from the blogosphere, a lot of time, and in that time a lot has changed. I’ve done some serious personal reflection and I've put my life and my family on a new path. A path for success, a path for renewed relationships, a path for closer bonds and hopefully a path of less stress and more happiness. I don't claim that this path will be easy but I am hopeful it will be just what my family needs.
I've decided to step away from my full time job. I will continue to work from home on some smaller projects but I won't be in the office 40+ hours a week. I won't be commuting to and from work 10+ hours a week, my son won't be in daycare for 10+ hours a day and my family will have more of my time and I will have more of them, which I think is great considering our family is expanding.
I'm so blessed to announce that my husband and I are going to welcome another little boy to our family in August. Another light, another beautiful face, another responsibility, another love bug, another crazy and rambunctious life that will call me, "mommy." My heart is so full of love for my unborn baby, my son. I envision the moment we meet him and knowing that moment will change our lives forever. I imagine our new baby meeting Austin, his big brother, and I can just see what an amazing role model he will be. My heart is full and my priorities have been refocused. I know in this moment I am abundantly blessed.
I want my growing family to always be my priority. I want them to get the best of me, not the leftovers after a stressful and crazy week at work. I want to provide them home-cooked meals not another night of fast food or something from the freezer section. I have big plans for field trips to the zoo, for trips to see family and friends, for time on the couch cuddling and finger paint projects gone good (and bad). I really don't know what my future holds but I know that my priorities have changed, and so have many things in my life. I want to make sure that my blog focuses on the very real struggles and the very real joys that I'll experience on this new path.
I'm sorry for my absence but I assure you that things they are a'changing and I think for the better. I have a renewed sense of self, a fresh spirit and a willing and open heart. If you're still reading, if any of you are still out there...thank you. Thank you for those that have reached out inquiring. I heard you, even in my silence. I just needed some time for myself and my family. I hope you understand and that you'll continue to follow me on my crazy journey in a growing family full of boys.